Neil has now produced a short video giving an overview of the programme. Neil will be happy to hear from you if you have any questions.Continue Reading →
It is understandable, of course, that we will seek to avoid suffering whenever possible. We look dimly on people who seek to impose suffering on others and regard wanting to inflict suffering on ourselves as a form of pathology. Clearly, suffering Is not something that tends to get seen in a positive light, and quite rightly so.
However, this is not to say that suffering cannot also bring positives in some ways. There are, of course, lessons that can be learned ...Continue Reading →
Over half a million older people leave their house once a week or less, leaving many feeling lonely and isolated. Fraser, a 20-year-old medical student, has taken matters into his own hands and spends his spare time giving rickshaw rides to elderly residents of a care home.Continue Reading →
Acas has been busy with its new guidance recently and so have the Employment team’s vacation students. Here is a cautionary piece on cyber bullying in the workplace.
The unstoppable rise of social media and online networking has led perhaps inevitably to the emergence of a new type of workplace bullying – cyber bullying. If you are not familiar with the term, cyber bullying is defined by Acas as “any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation online.” Acas has ...Continue Reading →
The “shocking” case of a man with learning disabilities and terminal cancer has led to a call for the prime minister to appoint a commissioner for learning disabled people’s rights. Ian Shaw, 34, spent nine years in secure hospitals before being moved into community care last year. The cancer was found and his parents say the units should have spotted it.
Sir Stephen Bubb, author of two reports on secure units, has told Theresa May Ian’s case highlights ongoing failures. ...Continue Reading →
If recent events in politics have confirmed anything, it is that we live in unpredictable times where old assumptions no longer hold true.
Creative thinking is crucial for business success through a period of uncertainty. Upheaval presents a chance to embrace uncertainty and remain level-headed, focused and compassionate under pressure. That’s where mindfulness comes in. Research in contemplative neuroscience suggests that mindfulness – the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment – makes us more resilient, regulates our stress response, increases ...Continue Reading →