Introducing Roya Mindfulness
Roya is a mindfulness teacher and ex-Big 4 manager so has a lived understanding of what a career in an organisation like Lloyds entails. She is now bringing this practice and all its benefits to ambitious professionals, to support them in meeting their aspirations with greater ease.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice, neurologically proven to reduce stress, improve attention and increase resilience. Far from being a fad (an assumption that is understandable whenever something reaches tipping point and infiltrates the mainstream) this is a practice dating 1000s of years. Advances in neuroscience mean that we can now prove with data what so many have known to be true from experience. Mindfulness is a secular and universal practice – it is available to and of benefit to all. It is not in conflict with any religious beliefs, nor do you have to be religious to practice it.
Key benefits of mindfulness include:
· Greater resilience
· Improved focus
· Clarity of thought
· Stress release
· Reduced anxiety
Why mindfulness is more relevant than ever
In today’s fast-paced environment, even the most robust of us can feel the impacts of life’s continual demands, and without the knowledge and skills to rebalance ourselves, our resources can become depleted. It is increasingly recognised that a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body, and as we nourish our bodies with food and exercise, mindfulness is an equivalent practice for nourishing our minds. Fortunately, the upcoming generations are being educated in the workings of the body and mind from an early age, but us current working generation were less fortunate on that front, and were released into this rapidly changing world with our hugely complex machinery and no operating manual! Mindfulness fills that knowledge gap: Once learned, it is a practice that will stay with you for life, enabling you to navigate the brilliant highs, the devastating lows, and everything in between, with grace and ease.
What to expect on the day…
· An introduction to Roya and mindfulness
· Short practices to ground and reset
· An opportunity to discuss your experience of the practices and ask questions
· Information to take away and explore further
To quote Kurt Cobain, come as you are. The only requirement is your presence. No special clothing is required.