An overview of Mindfulness sessions offered at The Chaplaincy Centre by Mindfulness Chaplain, Dr Kitty Wheater.
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.
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 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.
It is open to the general public, too: email email@example.com and ask to be added to the public mail-list.
It is also posted weekly on our website.