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Bristol Neuroscience first COVID-19 webinar: Mindfulness and Wellbeing

29 April 2020

On 28 April 2020 the Bristol Neuroscience Research Network livestreamed its first in a bi-weekly series of seminars aimed at keeping the community active during the lockdown.

We were delighted to welcome Fabienne Vailes, SFHEA of the Department of French, University of Bristol, who introduced the concept of mindfulness and demonstrated a few meditation techniques that will help achieve a sense of calm during a time when many are struggling with feelings of isolation, demands upon their time with work and family, and the stresses resulting from our current situation. 

Fabienne Vailes is a UK expert on emotional and mental well-being within the education sector, founder of Flourishing Education - helping both staff and students flourish and develop the mental agility and resilience to succeed both academically and in the workplace.

Fabienne served as Academic Advisor for the HEE Pearson Commission on the mental wellbeing of NHS staff and learners. Fabienne is also a qualified Master NLP Practitioner (JSNlp), professional coach, mindfulness teacher and is qualified in clinical and advanced hypnosis (UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences) with a specialism in stress and anxiety. She is also a professional member of the Mindfulness Association.

Watch the video

Listen to Mindfulness-breathing_techniques_with_Fabienne_Vailes

Further information

The next BN webinar is scheduled for 12 May 2020, when Prof Gene Feder of Bristol Medical School will look at the increase in domestic violence since the lockdown. 

Contact Catherine Brown with details on how to join. 

The Bristol Neuroscience Research Network is supported by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. Nuturing Research. Improving Health.

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