ABS: Draw a Breath

Wed. 12 - Fri. 14 May 2021



Join ABS and Sarah Gartshore of Bright and Well Yoga this Mental Health Awareness Week, 10th – 14th May, for a three part mini-series of digital wellbeing sessions for the architectural community. These sessions will explore practical ways to reduce stress, feeling overwhelmed and burnout and will focus on how nature can be useful when looking to cultivate a greater sense of wellbeing, and improve mental and physical health.

All sessions are 30 minutes and free to attend and include an informative wellness talk, yoga and meditation. Participants can sign up for one individual event or all three. All sessions will take place on zoom.

Wellness, Monday 10th May at 12:00pm
This session will give a holistic overview of wellness, explaining ways to identify areas of your life that may be out of balance, and practical tools to improve your sense of wellbeing. This session covers topics such as work/life balance, boundaries, perfectionism, and burnout, and ideas for how to deal with these common challenges. There will be an interactive element where you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and challenges around wellbeing in small breakout groups.

Yoga, Wednesday 12th May at 12:00pm
This gentle yoga flow can be enjoyed at your desk and so is the perfect way to reset during the working day. There will be a focus on grounding and connecting with your breath as a way to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase focus. Postures will be focused on alleviating neck, shoulder and wrist tension, and increasing energy levels so that you feel refreshed and ready for the rest of your day. No specialist equipment necessary. Just have a steady chair available.

Meditation, Friday 14th May at 12:00pm
This session will discuss how to create a meditation practice and how this can benefit your mental and physical health. The session will give the opportunity to practice a walking meditation, and a seated meditation. These practices are designed to be enjoyed either at your desk or outside in nature. No specialist equipment necessary. Just have a steady chair available.

More information about this event via email, the web and social media