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North Hertfordshire Section

Event Type
Event Subject
Personal development
Development Outcomes (A, B, D)
Topic Groups (Education & Development, Patient Communications, Oral Cancer, Stress, Leadership, Personal Development, Managing the team)
Thursday 8 September 2022
18:30 - 21:00
Hertford Castle
The Castle, HERTFORD, SG14 1HR, England
Andrew Parsons
Booking Fees
  • Essential member: £0.00
  • Expert member: £0.00
  • Extra member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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Mindfulness - Coping with stress and anxiety - Face-to-face


Thursday 8 September 2022


18:30 Registration and refreshments

19:00 Lecture and Q&A

20:30 Networking

21:00 Close of event

​​VenueHertford Castle, Castle Street, Hertford SG14 1HR
Branch / SectionNorth Hertfordshire Section

Free - BDA members only

All attendees must provide a unique email address at the point of registration.

CPD1 hour 30 minutes

The workshop will be practical and experiential. It will explore coaching techniques and approaches to enable clients / patients develop a sense of empowerment and take an active participation in managing their health and wellness.

Learning objectives
  • Understand differences and similarities between health, wellbeing and wellness in relation to empowerment
  • Understand conversation coaching and shared decision making
  • Use a coaching approach as leader of a dental practice to manage stress, strain and uncertainly
  • Understand how to apply the pillars of Awareness, Information and Learning in communications with patients and team members.
​​Learning content

The session will explore definitions of health, wellbeing, wellness and empowerment. It will outline how we create meaning, the role of emotions in decision making, self-determination theory, salutogenesis and empathy in how these impact health behaviour change. There will be practical demonstrations and opportunity to reflect on mind-body approaches (eg breathwork) to manage stress and strain. 

Development outcomesA, B and D

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Andrew Parsons

Andrew Parsons works as a wellbeing catalyst in a variety of settings from the board room to the cancer hospital. He has a range of professional experiences including leading medicine innovation approaches in migraine and stroke, new busines models in the life science sector and innovation in support services for cancer patients. He has a range of academic qualifications with MSc in Psychology and specialism in Physiological Sciences (MSc, PhD). He is an Accredited Master Coach/Mentor Practitioner, Certified Medical Coach, Therapist and Business Psychologist. He was the founding coach of the Fountain Centre NHS Cancer Coaching Service. 

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COVID-19 and staying safe

​​The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event:

  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend
  • We encourage the use of face coverings whilst attending the event
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event
  • We encourage social distancing, where possible, whilst moving around the venue
  • We offer flexibility to transfer to a future event should you find yourself prevented from attending due to self-isolation or the onset of COVID-related symptoms.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not now a legal obligation to do so.

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