Today’s focus for students is ‘The benefits of Sleep and Mindfulness’
MINDFULNESS AND STAYING PRESENT
This presentation at 1.00pm is by Kath Caffrey (Charlie Waller) and will explore how to use mindfulness in a practical day to day way, to stem anxiety and reduce the tendency to become lost in a spiral of ‘what if’ scenarios that ramp up anxiety and impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing.
WHY DO WE SLEEP?
At 2.00pm, eminent circadian neuro-scientist, Russell Foster (Institute of Sleep), explores the sleep cycles of the brain and asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, as it turns out, for something we do for one-third of our lives.
In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages, and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.