With the remarkable year that was 2020 now behind us, we are sure you will agree that 2021 is without doubt the perfect time to focus on organisational and individual wellbeing.

With this in mind, and without any additional fee, we are committed to providing EVH members with a full year of access to mindfulness materials and sessions.   We have partnered with mindfulness expert Martin Stepek from Ten for Zen to provide this; Martin has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years, is a published author in the field, and is one of Scotland’s leading experts in mindfulness.   Here’s the small print on how it will all work:-

  1. Start of each month – a new mindfulness topic will be issued by the EVH events team at the start of every month, with a link to our website to view a brief booklet and recording to allow you to digest the topic in your own time throughout the month.
  2. End of each month – Martin Stepek will close off the topic with a one hour session on Zoom, this will include a mindfulness practice and discussion on the topic.
  3. Pick and mix – although it may be beneficial, there is no need to attend all twelve monthly sessions to gain benefits, members can decide to book one or many as the year progresses.
  4. Session Booking – we will take bookings each month once the new topic email is issued.   There is no limit to the number of bookings but they will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

For June, Martin will look at happiness.  We all think we know what it is.  We certainly know when we don’t have it!  And it would probably be fair to say most of us would like a bit more.

Join Martin as he explores what happiness is and how we can use mindfulness to let go of negativity and gradually build the happiness and inner calm which is essential for our wellbeing.

We invite you to book your place at the corresponding free session on Tuesday 29 June 2021 from 11am until 12 midday via Zoom.

To register for a place at this event please click on the Mindfulness Event on Related Content section to take you there.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and on the right track for 2021.

All of our the booklets and audio files for each month will be available in the download section throughout this year, just use your member password to sign in and access them.

Martin looked at Developing Focus and Clear Thinking.  Martin aunravelled the reasons why focus is a challenge for most of us and looked at ways to use mindfulness to develop greater focus and clearer thinking.

Martin looked at Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Worry.  He looked at the difference between stress, anxiety and worry - exploring what causes these negative emotions and how to use mindfulness to deal with them

Martin looked at Managing Change and Uncertainty, to help us deal with the current challenges we face and gave us skills to manage whatever life throws at us in the future.  Change happens all the time, it is an inevitable part of life, but it can also be unsettling and very challenging. The COVID pandemic has brought an unprecedented level of change to lives leaving many feeling anxious, stressed and upset.

Our mindfulness series continued with a look at building resilience.  In both life and work, what is for certain is that we’ll have good times and bad times.  The ability to manage these issues, and start to enjoy life again is so important.  Martin showed delegates how to use mindfulness to build resilience.

Our first topic - where better to start this adventure than An Introduction to Mindfulness:-  Our mindfulness series began with an introduction to the simple, scientifically proven techniques - ideal if it’s new to you or as a refresher if you already have some experience.