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How to Reach the Ultimate Nirvana... Legally!

This event takes place on the first floor, sorry there is no step-free access. Snacks and fantastic pizzas can be ordered at the venue.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple,
London WC2R 3JJ
Sold Out!
Do you know how meditation really works on your brain? This evening you'll get to experience how a mindful state feels like and learn about relaxation techniques from a scientific angle. Be prepared to bring your awareness to the present moment through digital mindfulness and relaxing breathing strategies, or not!

Pint of Science goodies to be won during the night!

Benefits of getting some headspace: the science behind digital mindfulness

Charlotte Hilton (Enterprise Account Executive at Headspace)
What is mindfulness and why is it more important than ever before? There are thousands of studies that have shown mindfulness meditation can positively impact mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, or improving relationships, research shows mindfulness works. While the research on mindfulness is still growing, there is evidence to support that the use of mindfulness meditation apps, such as Headspace, makes meditation easier than ever before. Come along and experience it by yourself!

Breathing and relaxation: an evident relationship?

Dr Elke Vlemincx (Lecturer in Psychology)
Breathing instructions plays a prominent role in a broad range of stress reduction and relaxation techniques. Most common are instructions to notice breathing, increase awareness of breathing, slow down breathing, breathe abdominally and take deep breaths. Despite the widespread use of these breathing instructions in mindfulness, meditation, yoga and autogenic training, research on the relaxation effects of these instructions is limited. I will discuss the efficacy of slow breathing and deep breaths based on recent research findings.
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