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Courses and Workshops

Mindfulness and Chi-Kung Practical Workshop

13 Apr from 09:30 to 13:45
ISEG, Room 205 - Former Edifer Room (Quelhas)

Develop your ability to concentrate and consequently your intuition, perception of events, and decision-making capacity for the most difficult situations in life. Achieve a balance between body and mind and learn how to manage stress and improve your health and quality of life.

In this workshop, Professor João Carvalho das Neves (ISEG) brings together the theory and practice of Mindfulness with the aim to improve your health and well-being, including energy management exercises (chi-kung). The workshop will provide you with tools for your daily life and counts on specific moments of interaction designed to clarify questions and doubts. The teacher is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher from the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness Professional Training Institute and an accredited Chi-Kung Instructor from the Traditional School of Chinese Medicine (Lisbon). 

Participants should preferably bring a yoga mat and a small blanket in case it's cold (although this is not compulsory). Each participant should also bring along food to share during a group lunch for socialising and sharing experiences and for clearing up any unanswered questions (Q&A).

At the end, there will be lunch and an opportunity for posing any questions that remain unanswered (Q&A).


09.30 - 12.30Start of activities - Introduction - Q&A

Addressing issues related with Mindfulness and/or Chi-Kung: Theory and Initial Practice

Chi-kung system: The 8 pieces of brocade - a basic form of energy management which has a positive effect on physical, mental and emotional health, especially in terms of the ability to manage stress.

Taoist Chi-kung system: The 6 sounds of healing - sound-based meditation to reduce stress and emotional levels, improve the level of chi/energy in the 5 organs and thus strengthen the immune system ("the sounds are specifically designed to release excess emotions from the tissues and organs of the body“)

- Break -
Body scan - Guided mindfulness for the body - developing mindfulness skills and methods for reducing stress

Final questions and conclusion
12.30 - 13.45Shared lunch, socialising, and final Q&A.