This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear definition of what mental wellbeing is, how to ensure it, and to give you a relaxing moment to focus and reflect on the level of mental wellbeing currently in your life.
"Mens sana in corpore sano - A sound mind in a healthy body" Juvenal
The practice of mindfulness helps to reduce stress and anxiety and contributes to our mental wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us to take notice of what is happening in the present moment.
By being more engaged with the present, we improve our focus on what really matters.
This improves understanding of our values, priorities and motivations.
We live in a constant stream of commentary running through our heads. But when we take notice and observe our mind, we are less likely to be controlled by negative thoughts.
How this short audio learning experience works:
This audio presentation has been designed using an experiential learning model, Kolb, D. A. (1984): concrete learning, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation.
By taking this approach we hope to cater for all learning styles.
You will be given specific new information in the recording usually as “key tips”, “explanations” and “quotes”. You will be led through a gentle but positive meditative reflection process to assist you before conceptualisation and then putting your new skills into practice.
You will be encouraged to return to the recording from time to time to re-listen and reinforce your learning and the desired changes in your life.