Past event - Mental Health Awareness Week - Moving with awareness workshop

This took place on Tuesday 14 May 2024
12.30 to 1.30pm

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Lawsight Ltd ran a free, online, practical workshop about the importance of moving with awareness and the science behind it.

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The neuroscience of movement

Lawsight Ltd are a team of psychotherapists with a background in the legal profession. In this workshop they looked beyond the obvious benefits of being active and took  a deeper dive into the field of neuroscience to show the interconnectedness of our mind and body and how moving with awareness is a key resource for supporting our physical and mental health.

The session covered:

  • Findings from neuroscience that highlight the role of our nervous system in how we experience and respond to stress and other difficulties.
  • How to develop an awareness of how we move and understand our body’s signals (the sense of ‘interoception’) to help us manage our emotional and physical states.
  • Recognising the challenges and competing priorities we each have that can mean it’s not that easy to do even if the benefits of being active seem obvious.
  • Strategies for how to move with awareness in our daily lives as a resource for managing stress and other difficulties.

 What attendees took away from the session

  • An appreciation of the interconnectedness of the mind and body when it comes to our mental health.
  • Understand how to read and interpret your body sensations (the sense of interoception) and why this has important consequences for your wellbeing
  • Practical strategies for developing an awareness of how you move and identifying different types of movement to help manage stress and other challenges in your daily lives.

Who was the session aimed at?

  • Anyone working in the legal sector who experiences stress and pressure in their daily lives.