The Programme

The following is a general outline of the programme for the three days. Please note the actual programme may vary depending upon presenter availability and weather conditions.

Thursday

Friday

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    Introduction/Bullseye/Values - Dr Helen Austin (1.5 hours) An introduction to the weekends programme and to the underlying themes of Awareness, Balance and Connection. This will include an assessment of your current work satisfaction and work/life balance utilising tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). There will also be discussion and assessment of values and strengths and how these apply to you in day to day situations, including through the use of the Choice Point.

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    “Pay Attention” - An Introduction to Mindfulness - Dr Amanda Smith (1.5 hours)
    An interactive introduction to practical mindfulness and how you can utilize this in day to day practice to manage stress.

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    Lunch

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    Forest walk/mindfulness practice - Dr Helen Austin (2 hours, excluding travel) An opportunity for you to practice mindfulness in a beautiful outdoor setting, whilst also emphasising the importance of regular exercise and the benefits of exposure to nature.

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    Dinner

Saturday

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    Burnout/Vicarious Trauma - Dr Helen Austin (1 hour) A discussion about the risk factors and symptoms of burnout to enable you to recognise this common problem. An introduction to the concept of vicarious trauma and ways in which you may see this manifest.

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    Self -care - Dr Helen Austin (1 hour) An interactive session about strategies for your self- care.

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    “Every Breath” - Yoga with Dr Vikram Yadav (1.5 hours) An introduction to yoga with the aim of learning practices for you to utilise on a day to day basis to assist with your well-being and stress management.

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    Lunch

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    “Make your Mark” - Chris Betts (2.5 hours) A creative workshop (absolutely no experience required!) to emphasise the importance of balance and to encourage your participation in artistic activity as an adjunct to mindfulness and as a way of managing your day to day work place stressors.

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    Massage/relaxation

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    Mindful wine or non alcoholic beverage tasting - This session is an opportunity to discuss the risks of unhealthy stress management strategies which are common within the medical profession and to introduce mindfulness techniques as a way of reducing the risk of substance misuse.

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    Dinner

Sunday

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    Summary/Wellness Plan - Dr Helen Austin (2 hours) An overview of the sessions from the previous two days and development of your own Individual Wellness Plan.

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    Lunch and departure

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References
The programme is designed to incorporate evidence based strategies to manage wellness - Reference List.