What is the course about?
In this course you will be introduced to some simple self-care techniques that you can integrate into your daily life. You will
explore ways to restore greater ease and more vitality. You will also gain more insights into how the body’s internal clock,
the external environment and sleep, can affect your health. Discover more about healthy boundaries and their importance
for emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Aside from that you will learn how to rewire the brain and build better self-care habits.
What will we cover?
In this course we will cover a variety of self-care techniques, and explore topics such as mindfulness, self-compassion,
gratitude, stress, rest and digest, environment, boundaries, sleep and neuroplasticity.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
¿ Develop more self-care awareness
¿ Identify ways to improve quality of sleep and relaxation
¿ Practise some guided mindful movements and mindfulness meditations to optimise performance at work and
improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
¿ Create or develop your own self-care toolkit.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is needed. You may be a busy person who needs a pause and time to unwind and reconnect with yourself. Perhaps you are a senior who would like to find out more about self-care and how to improve your well-being in later life. This course may also be beneficial if you are affected by stress, chronic pain, burnout or compassion fatigue. You will need to be able to get down on the floor independently and safely. A basic understanding of English is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is experiential and interactive. It involves guided movements and meditations lying on the mat (sitting on chair is an option), short presentations and video clips, self observation, inquiry, discussions and small group or partnerwork. Suggestions for home practice will be given.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no examinations, materials or extra costs. Loose and comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choose from a wide range of health related courses on our extended programme.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details