Our course director Liz Sparkes is a passionate teacher of mindfulness. Together with Suryacitta Malcolm Smith and Gaynor Quilter she established The Midlands Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion. This is a collaboration between Coventry University and Be Mindful Now – a Community Interest Company.
Health psychologists are particularly interested in mindfulness because of its effects on
- Emotional and psychological well-being
- Reduction of anxiety
- Ability to manage difficult situations
- Lowering blood pressure
- Quality of life
Students on the MSc Health Psychology at Coventry will have the opportunity to learn more about the theory of mindfulness, acquire some basic practical skills and consider the evidence base for mindfulness and related interventions.
In the meantime, for interested people (non-health psychologists included) there are a last few places left on the upcoming Mindfulness course at Coventry this August. Find out more at http://www.mindfulnesscic.co.uk/mindfulness-courses