Safety Institute of Australia

Mindful Me: How to catch a Curve Ball

HEALTH & WELLBEING
22 May 2019
11:30 - 12:00
ICC SYDNEY

Mindful Me: How to catch a Curve Ball

1 in 5 Australian employees have taken time off in the past year due to feeling mentally unwell, and this cost to the nation is approximated to be $60 Billion dollars – “Evidence suggests we should focus on prevention and early interventions which can reduce the need for more complex and costly interventions,” Professor Fels, Commission Chair of the National Mental Health Commission. The combination of the practice and the psychology behind mindfulness has been proven very helpful for many people by way of having a better understanding of their mind and directly put insights into practice to create a more balanced life, and reducing the financial burden to all Australians Mindfulness multi-faceted construct. By addressing the most important elements of mindfulness, one-by-one, Mindful Me; how to catch a curveball breaks down mindfulness in a comprehensive way, making it accessible to a large audience. Understanding the underlying mechanisms makes it easier to apply mindfulness in a wide range of contexts and counteracts the misconception that mindfulness is a trick or technique or requires hours of meditation, but rather it’s a way of being that will help individuals make better decisions, rather than reactive decisions based on anger, fear or stress.

Mindful Me addresses the 7 elements, the building blocks, of mindfulness and integrates into one powerful and experimental learning workshop. Each element presented contains an activity to conduct in situ. After completing this workshop, participants will have developed a desire to further explore and integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, and share with their workplace colleagues, family and friends.