Centre for Primary Care Seminar – Kelly Birtwell - The development of a feasible and acceptable Low-Intensity Mindfulness-Based Intervention to increase wellbeing
|Dates:||9 April 2019|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
'The development of a feasible and acceptable Low-Intensity Mindfulness-Based Intervention to increase wellbeing: a theory-, evidence- and person-based approach'
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are of benefit to people with a range of physical and mental health problems. However, there are challenges with the implementation of- and participation in- standard 8-week mindfulness courses. A stepped-care approach to mindfulness has been proposed, going from low-intensity to high-intensity (8-week) MBIs. Low-intensity MBIs, which are shorter and less demanding, may provide health benefits to participants while requiring fewer resources to implement on a large scale.
The aim of my PhD is to develop a low-intensity MBI to fill the gap in this stepped-care approach. The intervention is being developed in a rigorous systematic way using a survey, a novel MBI course planning activity, focus groups, and a feasibility study. The new low-intensity MBI will be of benefit to multiple settings including primary care, public health, IAPT, and higher education.
In this seminar I will present findings from the online survey and the MBI course planning activity, exploring mindfulness teacher and mindfulness course participant perspectives of the important elements of mindfulness courses. In addition, the seminar will provide a practical introduction to mindfulness with opportunities to try some mindfulness practices.
Role: PhD researcher
Organisation: NIHR School for Primary Care Research, Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room, 5th Floor