In this episode, we meet with Lara Crowther, a personal trainer and wellbeing guru who is also currently undertaking a PhD in mindfulness in medical education!
She shares her journey from Higher Education and medical school, to training to become a personal trainer and wellbeing coach, and how mindfulness has played a part throughout that time.
We hear about some of the preliminary findings from her current research, discuss what exactly 'mindfulness' is (and what it isn't!) and explore practical suggestions for incorporating moments of 'mindful enquiry' into each day, no matter how busy we are!
Recommendations from the episode:
Oxford Mindfulness Centreoffering free mindfulness classes every Wednesday and lots of other helpful resources!
Mindfulness- Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology-great book recommended by Lara
Headspace and Calm Apps- worth checking out as one option to support incorporating mindfulness into you daily practice [look out for student discounts!)
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