Well-being sessions for staff

Well-being courses for staff

As part of Aston's year of Gender, Progress and Power a number of well-being sessions have been organised for staff:

Aromatherapy & Head Massage
Thursday 11th June, 11.45am - 1.45pm

  • Discover some fun, self-help techniques for easing tension in your back, shoulders, neck and head

  • Acquire head massage skills for use on family, friends and colleagues

  • Investigate a selection of essential oils that may help you with stress management, concentration and focus, preventing the spread of colds etc

  • Learn about the contra-indications of certain essential oils

  • Decide what might be useful for your own aromatherapy “first-aid kit”.

Full details.

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Relaxation & Meditation Techniques
Tuesday 7th July, 1 - 3pm

Come along to this talk to discover a variety of relaxation and meditation techniques that can take as little as two minutes, but can have an impact on the rest of your day.

Full details. 

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Nutrition & Toxic Toiletries
Friday 7th August, 11.45am - 1.45pm

The focus of this talk will be foods and supplements for stress management and optimum health. It will look at cheaper alternatives, basic navigation of food labels and ways of making even a convenience meal more healthy. There will be foods to sample, including delicious, and surprisingly healthy chocolate!

Full details.

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All courses will be held in MB 118. Both men and women welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an open mind!


Your comments
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As this is Aston's year of Gender, Progress and Power, why are there stereotypical sessions on relaxation etc. Surely networking sessions or sessions on exceling in a male enviroment would be better. Is it a case of it's girls so we better give them some quackery? Steve Russell09/06/2009 12:25:51
I would be intrigued to see the evidence behind the claim that "essential oils...may help you with...preventing the spread of colds". Furthermore, the use of the term "Toxic Toiletries" is merely scaremongering. We have an esteemed Professor of Toxicology in the Main Building who I'm sure would be able to furnish you/the session providers with some expert comments on the supposed toxicology of common toiletries. Finally I think badscience.net probably tells you all you need to know about nutritionists and the supplement industry (my personal favourite 'experts' in this field are Matthias Rath and Patrick Holford). Oh, and does the provision of these sessions have any resource implications for the university? It's just we're constantly being told that HE funding is getting a little tight and I'm not sure that peddling quackery is the most efficient use of our limited resources. Joe Bush02/06/2009 08:45:33