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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 7.45am

University 
Sports Centre 

Studio Cycling 

Indoor cycling class based on Spinning principles providing an intense cardiovascular workout in a motivating group environment. Be prepared for tough hill sprints and speed intervals that will really push your physical and mental thresholds.

 

7.00 - 9.30am 

University 
Sports Centre 

Health Check Ups

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed in your 20 minute session, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you begin exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you currently exercise.

​Sessions available are:- 7.00 - 7.30am  |  7.30 - 8.00am  |  8.00 - 8.30am  |  8.30 - 9.00am  |  9.00 - 9.30am 

 

8.30 - 10.00am

Madingley Hall 

​Institute of Continuing Education 

Exploring Your Wellbeing with LEGO®

In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. The workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you, and the others in the group, contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and, problem solving skills and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

To get the most from the session the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:
1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified
2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective
3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question
4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

100% of the participants are involved for 100% of the session unlike conventional workshops where 20% of the people do 80% of the talking and not everyone is engaged.

You will find the approach useful because:
• We all have a unique perspective
• Our brain works better in three dimensions
• Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas
• Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly

 

12.00 - 12.45pm

Staff Counselling Service
17 Mill Lane 

Mindfullness 

Most simply, mindfulness is ‘the art of conscious living’ (Kabat-Zinn 2005) – the art of bringing into our awareness the whole of our experiencing, as it happens, in the present, immediate moment of its happening.

The practice of mindfulness can be very effective in stress reduction and improved mental health.

 

12.00 - 12.45pm

Postdoc Centre
Multi-functional Room
Eddington 

Relaxation

Relax and unwind in the middle of your busy day – it may well make your afternoon more productive. You will leave this session with some tips for relaxing in the workplace on a daily basis.

 

12.00 - 1.00pm

Institute of
Continuing Education
Madingley Hall

Introduction to the Short Story with Lucy Durneen

We're all natural born storytellers and the twenty-first century encourages us to write in ever shorter, ever more compressed ways. But small is beautiful, and compression often allows us to express much more, and with deeper resonance, than we might expect. This informal workshop will explore the particular attraction of the short story and how you might begin to write your own 'flash', 'sudden' or 'micro' fiction."

 

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Eastwood Room, Postdoc Centre, Mill Lane

A New Consciousness - Meditation Experiments

Albert Einstein quoted: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
The aim of this 45 minute session is to attempt to grasp that higher consciousness. The session will include short meditations as well as a chance for discussion and questions.

 

1.05 - 1.50pm 

University 
Sports Centre 

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and fitness equipment will be used! Great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Iyengar Yoga 

This yoga practice promotes strength, suppleness and vitality as well as a sense of internal harmony and well-being. Regular practice helps to reduce stress and increase energy levels and concentration. Classes have a strong emphasis on alignment, bringing more balance to the body and improving posture.

 

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Bodypump

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques, helping you achieve much more than on your own!

 

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Zumba©

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! Easy, effective, exhilarating.