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All in the Mind:

Turning Rumination into Positive Present Focusing
There’s nothing wrong with problem solving, right! Well, except when we let the problem replay over and over again in our mind. This is a very common response to negative emotional situations and it’s called "rumination".

Length of Workshop: 1 hour
Number of Participants: 20

Reflecting on painful experiences or worries is natural, however, if we do it too often and for too long it can have serious consequences for our physical and mental health. Research consistently shows that people who ruminate are more likely to develop problems with anxiety and depression, and are at higher risk from many forms of self-sabotaging behaviours. Rumination is about getting stuck.

So, how do we make sure that we maintain a healthy mind and a positive emotional balance?

The practice of Mindfulness helps us to shift perspective and to realise that our emotions and sensations are just thoughts, rather than “truth” or “me”. Mindfulness trains the mind to develop a sustained relaxed attention with purpose, compassion and non-judgement, to the present moment and encourages observing everything that goes on in the mind “without judging, reacting or holding on”.

Through continuous practice, mindfulness meditation helps people to draw themselves out of rumination, to allow letting go of what you can’t control – the past and the future – and focus instead on the present.

Join us for a workshop where we will explore why we worry and how to turn our rumination into positive present focusing. To do this we will use a mindfulness exercise as a way of relating more positively to our thoughts and feelings as they arise. In this way we can reduce the drain of negative emotions and cultivate a more self-reflective present focusing.

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of the questions we've answered for our clients

How do I decide which workshop is right for my company?

We believe that each of our workshops offers a valuable employee experience. If a client is looking for recommendations around a specific heath risk, it’s best if they speak to their dedicated Vitality account manager, a Vitality Coach or member of the Vitality At Work operations team.

How much do workshops cost?

Workshop prices start at £250 + VAT. Please contact the Vitality At Work operations team at for individual workshop prices.

How soon can I book a workshop

Bookings must be made at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the proposed workshop date(s). Workshops are booked by emailing the Vitality At Work operations team at We recommend providing three potential workshop dates with your request.

What is a workshop and how does it work?

A workshop is an interactive seminar on a specific wellbeing topic designed to engage, equip and inspire your employees to improve their health. The workshop format is a combination of forum learning and attendee participation. Participants will leave the workshop with a health related skill they can apply both at home and in the workplace.

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