Stress less sessions

Health. Free stress-reducing sessions are on offer for teachers, and health and welfare workers in Circular Head.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was developed in 1979 and is now used to assist people with chronic health conditions.

It is not offered as an alternative to traditional medical and psychological treatments, but used to complement such approaches.

Tasmanian Medicare Local is offering local clinicians, welfare workers, teachers, youth workers and those who support others in Circular Head the opportunity to attend.

The course is designed to give participants an insight into mindfulness techniques which can reduce stress and eliminate burnout.

The course is structured over three weeks and involves at-home practice.

The formal sessions will be held on Monday July 28, Monday August 4 and Monday September 1, from 4pm to 9pm at the Council Chambers.

Participants are also asked to practice mindfulness at home for 45 minutes each day.

For more information or to book your place contact Kate Cross at Rural Health on 6452 1266 or email ruralhealthkate@bigpond.com.

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