A virtual training session by MindOut, in collaboration with the LGBT Partnership, for those working/volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector.
In this interactive workshop we will take some much needed time out to look at what self-care is, why we need it and how we can use it to support our mental, emotional and physical health. We will explore a range of accessible practices, such as chair yoga, mindfulness, guided body relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and short meditations. We will look at how we can successfully incorporate exercise, mindfulness and relaxation practices into our busy lives.
Participants are asked to be in a quiet, confidential space with a comfortable chair. You can also lie down for some of the practices or use a yoga mat if you have one. Please wear comfortable loose clothes and allow a 2 hour gap after a light meal, or 4 hours after a heavy meal (unless you have a medical condition). Josetta takes a trauma informed approach to teaching, all practices are optional, accessible and aimed at all levels of experience. Some mindfulness techniques can trigger trauma or be otherwise difficult, please take responsibility for your physical and emotional wellbeing. As with any new exercise, consult a GP where necessary if you have any health conditions.
Josetta Malcolm (they/them) is a yoga and meditation teacher with a background in LGBTQ mental health and delivers LGBTQ inclusion training and Wellbeing Sessions as a freelancer for MindOut. They are also a Trans Non-Binary Intersex Engagement Worker as well as a QTIBIPoC Engagement Worker for The Clare Project. Josetta is currently studying for a Masters’ Degree in Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Psychology. They are a passionate advocate of using yoga and mindfulness meditation to improve emotional and physical wellbeing. They have been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 15, having trained with the British Wheel of Yoga. They run regular classes for minoritized groups, such as QTIPoC, LGBTQ/TNBI people, carers, people with autism etc. Josetta is delighted to be delivering a mindfulness meditation session, which will be relaxing and accessible; a much-needed opportunity to learn some tension relieving moves and breathing techniques.
These sessions are open to anyone working or volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector. If for any reason you have to cancel please let us know in advance so we can offer the space to another person. Please email [email protected] for more information.
21st May 2021 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm