Personal Resilience for Professional Competence: Online: Switching Off - Relaxation and Sleep

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Nicola Neath,Marcus Hill,Sally Rose

All staff.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 14:00 to 15:45

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Pre-requisites: None

Pre-work requirements: None

Overall aim of course:

This online adapted workshop aims to help participants maintain and
improve energy levels by introducing to techniques to aid relaxation and
get a better night’s sleep.

Intended outcomes and benefits from attending:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

1. Have considered ways to disengage the body and mind in this current
working climate.

2. Have discovered their personal preference for relaxation techniques.

3. Have considered ideas on how to switch off and sleep well.

4. Have been given the opportunity to decide upon to some personal

What the session will cover:

Many of our daily routines have been disrupted by the coronavirus
pandemic, lockdown and working from home. This may have made it harder
to switch off and have disrupted your sleep patterns.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to relax your mind and
body; and learn about healthy habits to support you in getting a better
night’s sleep and to maintain and improve your energy levels. An
introduction to different relaxation strategies and help to find
personal natural self-calming tools. Information and myth busting about
sleep and how to support a healthy sleep pattern.

Learning and teaching methods: An interactive online workshop. There
will be an opportunity to practice some relaxation so anyone wishing to
try this may find it restorative.

Tutor: Nicola Neath; University of Leeds Staff Counsellor – Nicola is
also an MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist, member of the BACP Workplace
Exec; and is Chair of the Council for Work and Health Sub Group.

Related courses

Adapted Programme for 2020 -2021

We have selected six workshops from our previous programme that are
particularly relevant to the stresses, strains and uncertainty in our
personal and professional lives associated with the coronavirus
pandemic. We

have identified that one of the consequences of increased working from
home has been to impact colleagues work-life balance. This impact may
continue as work patterns involving a combination of working from home
and on campus evolve; and as we learn to manage periodic and localised
lock downs. You can obtain more information and sign up to attend these
online workshops by e-mailing To get the most out
of your workshop please try to allocate a quiet private space for
yourself to participate and try to avoid booking anything directly for
at least 20 minutes before or after the workshop. These selected
workshops have been adapted to be offered online via MS TEAMS. For
anyone new to MS TEAMS there will be an opportunity to learn how to
navigate around the application. Further University guidance on using MS
Teams can be found here:

The workshops dovetail together and can be done in any order. They can
also be taken individually by participants who may have identified
specific areas where they would benefit from some guidance.

· Working with stress and emotion

· Mindfulness and attention skills to steady and focus your mind

· Active approaches to worry, meeting things head on

· Working with change and uncertainty

· Understanding and managing anxiety and panic

Attendance at other workshops in the series may be beneficial.