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SAFETY & RISK 

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Safety:

Do not practice mindfulness meditation when attending to matters of safety (i.e., driving, riding, and crossing the road). For example, a cyclist should not be meditating or be distracted when cycling. It is advised you participate in sporting activity:

·       With due care and attention

·       With consideration of others

·       With the need to adapt to the conditions

·       With the need to be prepared for the unexpected or difficult situations

·       With the need to be prepared to adjust speed as a precaution

·       With patience

·       With safe participation and full concentration

·       With the need to avoid distractions

The Mindfulness Programme team do not provide a 24-hour service and cannot respond to emergencies. If you require someone urgently, you should contact your GP, your practice’s “out of hour’s service,” ring 999, or visit an NHS walk-in centre or an Accident and Emergency Department.

Risk

Any program with the potential to be therapeutic may involve risk. Ensuring participants’ wellbeing and minimizing any chance of harm requires that mindfulness practices are offered with skill and care. Harmful effects of mindfulness practice appear to be rare but have not yet been thoroughly studied. Until we understand the risks more clearly, the wisest course for anyone interested in mindfulness is to begin with low to moderate-intensity practices under guidance (i.e., this program). A high-intensity program may be considered to be a silent meditation retreat.

 

Participants in any form of mindfulness practice should remember three crucial points:

 

First, mindfulness is not intended to be a blissful experience. Like exercise, it can be uncomfortable. In fact, mindfulness is about learning to recognize, allow and be with all of our experiences, whether pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, so that we can begin to exercise choices and responsiveness in our lives.

 

Second, mindfulness practice is not a panacea. It’s not the only way to reduce stress or increase well-being, nor is it right for everyone. People should select an approach that matches their interests and needs, whether it be mindfulness, physical exercise, cognitive-behavioural therapy or some other approach.

 

Third, mindfulness practice is intended to be invitational and empirical. Participants are invited to experiment with the practices in an open-minded and curious way and to be guided by the evidence of their experience, continuing with practices that seem helpful and letting go of those that don’t.





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