Welcome to Week 1 of ‘Building Blocks for Well Being’
Building Blocks for Wellbeing is a new weekly initiative which aims to provide support to the youth worker through weekly mindfulness practices and activities. Building Blocks for Wellbeing is not a training or a substitute to meditation/mindfulness training but additional support to assist the ongoing wellbeing of youth workers.
Since March 2020, the way in which we work and engage with people has dramatically changed. All our lives moved online; however, we are slowly resuming to our ‘normal’ ways. With that, however, comes challenges especially challenges around re-engaging and connecting with young people. Some young people are having difficulty developing relationships and communicating with their peers and youth workers. As a result, we want to provide you with a practice that can be used to support you to engage with that young person weather it is over the phone, online or through face to face.
Stop Pause Connect – is a small Practice to support the Youth Worker prior to contacting the young person.
So often we are running from one task to another. During these times you also have the added pressure of juggling home and work life in the same instant. This practice is to allow us to take a moment, gathering ourselves and our attention, so we are fully present. Also bringing to the forefront of our mind the young person in question. This small practice will help us focus on the task in hand and the person.
The practice is approximately 3-minutes in duration and can be used before, during or after you make the call or try and connect with that young person.
The practice is not a training but can be used by youth workers with no prior experience of meditation or mindfulness and by youth workers who have already taken part in previous mindfulness programmes like: Caring for the Carers.
Listen to Stop Pause Connect:
Building Blocks for Wellbeing’ is our weekly email initiative delivering short, timely supports you can use at a moment that suits you directly into your inbox. If you haven’t done so yet, you can sign up here.