Spring Wine and Wellbeing seminar

The Town Hall, Reading
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

About this seminar

We often take our senses for granted and yet greater sensory awareness enables us to focus on the present, reduce anxiety and improve our emotional reactions to things that occur around us. Sensory awareness is also a fundamental part of wine tasting. In this fun and entertaining CPD session, through using sensory awareness techniques to taste 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will learn what sensory awareness is and how it can be used to improve our mental wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
➢ identify the key elements of sensory awareness.
➢ recognise the link between sensory awareness and mental wellbeing.
➢ implement a strategy to engage in more sensory awareness and so improve mental wellbeing

Speaker Biography:

Jeff Heasman is a well-known and highly experienced international trainer who specialises in law and communication within the insurance and financial services industry. In addition, Jeff has a passion for Spanish and Portugese wines. Jeff has a tasting shop inside the fortress walls of Valença do Minho in Portugal and through his businesses based in Spain and Portugal (Saboromas) he offers cultural and wine tasting events and vineyard tours, with a particular focus on the culture, food and wines of Galicia, Spain and the Vinho Verde region of Portugal.

Jeff has a bachelors and masters degree in law, he holds a postgraduate English language teaching qualification and has obtained a certificate in wines from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as being a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Jeff´s knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry, combined with a passion for both effective communication and wine makes this a fun and entertaining CPD session with a difference.

Limited places are available. Light refreshments will be served. Please advise any special dietary requirements when booking your place

CII/PFS members -free to attend

Non-members - £15

Cancellation policy

Please note that a cancellation policy will apply for any cancellations made within 7 days of the event and a charge may be made for cancellation or non-attendance on the day of £25.

  • Blagrave Street
  • Reading
  • RG1 1QH
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.