Chaplaincy

Mindfulness Drop-ins

An overview of Mindfulness sessions offered at The Chaplaincy Centre by Mindfulness Chaplain, Dr Kitty Wheater.

Welcome. 

Mindfulness drop-in sessions run Tuesdays and Fridays, 1.10-1.50pm.

Sessions in Semester 1 recommence on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

Every session consists of a guided practice, followed by guided inquiry. They are free of charge.

The practices are recorded, and subsequently available here.

All drop-ins are open to UoE students and staff, and NHS Lothian staff.

They are open to beginners, as well as supporting those with a regular (or rusty!) practice.

 

Mindfulness lunchtime drop-ins in Semester 1 2021

  • Tuesday, on Zoom
  • Friday, at the Chaplaincy Centre, Bristo Square. (Subject to COVID regulations)

 

Tuesday: Reflection and Inquiry Drop-in

The reflection and inquiry practice explores patterns of distraction, busyness, or difficulty.

Open to all, it may particularly suit those with previous experience of mindfulness practice.

You can join any Tuesday lunchtime session on Zoom, and the guided practices are recorded and available for playback here

 

Friday: Grounding and Replenishment Drop-in

The grounding and replenishment practice explores how to settle, steady, and ground the attention.

This is also open to all – and may particularly suit beginners, or those in need of recoup on a Friday.

Friday sessions run in-person in Room 1 at the Chaplaincy Centre, Bristo Square. No booking is needed - just come along, and bring your own mat or meditation cushion if you would like to. Chairs are provided.

 

The MindLetter

The weekly MindLetter consists of an email, with a theme for reflection. It can be read by itself, and also includes a linked practice to explore in your own time.

Past themes have included:

  • Responding wisely to fear and worry
  • Zoom fatigue
  • Interrupting a spiralling mind
  • Skin hunger, and humans’ biological need for touch
  • The pressure to be productive during lockdown
  • Finding comfort when you are ill.

The MindLetter goes out to the mindfulness mail-lists each week: click here to join.

It is open to the general public, too: email mindfulness@ed.ac.uk and ask to be added to the public mail-list.

It is also posted weekly on our website.