UWTSD lecturer hosts ‘Mindfulness in Action’ online sessions during lockdown


During the lockdown period Heather Fish, Wellbeing and Mindfulness Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has been bringing mindfulness practices to people’s living rooms with Mindfulness in Action.

Mindfulness image on the beach

The Covid-19 crisis has tested everyone’s capacity to manage stress and uncertainty. Mindfulness practices are a simple and accessible way for people to access a sense of calm, and that helps you keep perspective, whatever’s happening. Cardiff based Mindfulness in Action has been offering free online mindfulness sessions including a led meditation practice and the opportunity to share experiences. 

UWTSD lecturer, Heather Fish, is one of the teachers and has been hosting weekly sessions as part of the project.  She’s has been delighted with the response:

“This is a unique time that’s changed all our lives. We’re all isolated, but we’re also sharing the same experience. We started the weekly hour-long drop-in sessions at a difficult time for everyone.  The government was asking us, with good cause, to isolate during a period when connection was so important.”

Heather and the team at Mindfulness in Action were keen to share mindfulness practices as widely as possible at a time of uncertainty and change. Vishvapani Blomfield, Director of Mindfulness in Action commented:

“We wanted to offer free sessions for everyone, which would include teaching, practice and discussion.  We didn’t want cost or previous experience to be an issue and wanted to include vulnerable groups. We also wanted to give people the opportunity to connect with each other, not just to sit quietly.”

Head shot of Heather Fish

The programme will continue even after lockdown. Heather added:

“I teach the Tuesday morning group and we have built a lively sense of community from what was originally a group of strangers coming together in a virtual environment.  We are younger and older, some living alone, some with children, some are sheltering and some will have to continue to do so.  There are a few families too, sheltering apart and choosing to connect together on a Tuesday morning, through mindfulness practice.”

For further information about the online sessions please visit the Mindfulness in Action website or its Facebook page

To find out more about the Mindifulnes provision at UWTSD please visit our website.

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 07384 467076 / Arwel.Lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk