Mindfulness expert Dr Graig Hassed to give a free public lecture at the University of Leicester Medical School

Posted by pt91 at Jun 30, 2015 11:17 AM |
GP and senior lecturer to speak on ‘The value of mindfulness to health, learning and everyday life’ on 2 July

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 30 June 2015

Graduates, students, staff and members of the public are invited to a free lecture by mindfulness expert Dr Graig Hassed which is being hosted by the University of Leicester Medical School.

Dr Hassed is a GP, International Advisor and Senior Lecturer at Monash University Medical School, in Australia, and will be presenting an introduction to the meaning of mindfulness - a mental well-being tool that encourages people to live in the present. He will be explaining why the present-moment awareness of mindfulness can enhance learning, mental health, relationships, purpose and happiness.

Leicester's Medical School staff have invited Dr Hassed to speak as they seek to promote student resilience but his techniques can be relevant in all walks of life.

Dr Jonathan Hales, of the Department of Medical & Social Care Education, said: “We are delighted to welcome Craig, who has a wealth of educational experience, and is the author of several books on medical practice and on mindfulness.

“The lecture will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the value of mindfulness, including how it can reduce stress and anxiety, increase resilience and peace of mind, improve study and work performance and relationships and overall wellbeing.”

‘The value of mindfulness to health, learning and everyday life’, a public lecture by Dr Craig Hassed, GP and Senior Lecturer, Monash University Medical School takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday 2 July, in the Ken Edwards Building Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leicester.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1eFKo0L

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For more information contact Dr Jonathan Hales at jmh9@leicester.ac.uk

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