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CPD Connect Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 9 week course

NHS staff currently report high levels of stress at work related to increasing workloads and demands and limited resources. Mindfulness is a healthy sustainable way to manage stress.  Research suggests that mindfulness has a powerful and positive effect on health and well-being across a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.
What is mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, without judgment”. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Paying attention can help us become aware of our stress responses and tap into our inner resources to take better care of ourselves in terms of:
•         managing anxiety
•         sharpening focus
•         increasing productivity
•         improving sleep
•         relieving pain
•         feeling a deeper sense of calm
Course includes:
•         Introductory week followed by a further 8 weekly 2½ hour group sessions
•         learning mindfulness practices such as body scan, sitting with the breath and mindful movement
•         over the course of the 9 weeks core mindfulness skills are progressively developed
•         the course is experiential - based on skills development, group discussion and home-based practice
•         course manual and practice CDs for home use are provided

Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

AMP Train the Trainer Forensic

Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Glasgow Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Care of the Housebound Patient - 25 January 2018

With an increasing number of people anticipated to reach age 75 and over and the societal change to care for people in their own homes, how can General Practice of today prepare itself for the multi-disciplinary world of tomorrow?  Join us for our 1 day journey through the pitfalls and potholes of caring for the housebound individual.

Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

PBSGL Facilitator Training 25th January 2018



Aims of PBSGL Facilitator Training

This one-day training programme is designed to support the development of facilitation skills for, and familiarity with the method of Practice-based Small Group Learning (PBSGL). PBSGL is a popular form of CPD for primary care professionals that is supported by NES and is based upon; topic-specific, evidence-based educational modules, peer-facilitated small group learning, and a cohort of peer-facilitators.

This well-received day-long training programme is designed for those that have an intention to take on a PBSGL group-facilitator role, and involves some pre-course preparation in the form of reading two PBSGL modules and immersion in small group learning and practice of facilitation skills throughout the day.




To understand the place for peer-facilitated small group learning as part of a health professional’s continuing professional development

To help drive research-based findings into practice and thus narrow the gap between current practice and best practice

To understand the importance of small group facilitation skills and to provide the opportunity to learn and practice them

To be able to run a PBSGL group, including managing the process, helping to summarise learning and achieving commitment to change practice





Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

No Location Provided Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

SPMDN - Leading People in Primary Care (Edinburgh)

Lead, motivate and inspire - three essential ingredients of exceptional management.  The key objective of this workshop is to enable managers to not only master the above but also look at the effective use of delegation.  To plan creative reward systems and deal with the difficult behaviour that can lower morale and team spirit.

Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Edinburgh Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book
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