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Workplace Wellbeing

Mon 19 February 2018
Workplace Wellbeing

Mindfulness floats into Paddington Basin

A unique, local opportunity to learn simple techniques to help you cope with stress and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Barge Fiodra is a floating mindfulness studio and will be visiting Paddington Basin in March. Classes are taught by the skipper, Bob Chase. Bob trained to teach mindfulness with Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice and has 30 years’ experience of meditation.

“Mindfulness with Bob at lunchtime is always a re-energising break. For 45 minutes I forget about the outside world and its worries and relax deeply. It really makes a difference to my day.” Staff Member, Cancer Research UK


Workplace Wellbeing

Looking after yourself and your colleagues at work makes sense for you and for your business. Stress, in particular, can be motivating when handled well but debilitating when it overwhelms us.

Many responsible and successful businesses now offer opportunities for staff to learn mindfulness techniques as part of their wellbeing strategy. Validated by research, mindfulness has a range of impacts that can improve wellbeing and effectiveness at work.


Heard about mindfulness but not sure where to start?

No fad, mindfulness is recommended by doctors* and is now being taught to MPs in Westminster and to pupils in schools. People who practise mindfulness report increased ability to handle stress, better focus and increased self-awareness.

Taster sessions are designed to introduce you the concepts, allow you to try some techniques and learn about where you can learn more.



Taster sessions (£5 each)

Friday March 2 at 11:00 to 12.00 (morning)

Friday March 2 at 17:30 to 18.30 (after work)


Saturday March 3 at 11:00 to 12.00

Tuesday March 6 at 17:30 to 18.30 (after work)


Weekday lunchtime sessions (£5 each or five sessions for £20)

Learn and practise – come to just one session or as many as you like

Week 1 starts March 5

Week 2 starts March 12

Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 13:15



Fiodra will be moored in Paddington Canal Basin next to the Floating Pocket Park in Merchant Square.



“Excellent communication and facilitation skills. A very spacious and compassionate approach. Great explanation, discussion and description. Well led practical exercises.” B. C. (Doctor)

“The course has really helped me feel happier. As someone who suffers from anxiety Mindfulness has allowed me to focus more on the present and manage my stress and feelings of panic a lot better. It is a tool I will use for life. It really puts things in perspective” 



T: 0795 441 7165

*Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is recommended as a treatment by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for recurring depression.