Tickets include free access to the greatest speakers in mindfulness, meditation and relaxation

Friday 2nd June


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Ed Halliwell
Teacher, Speaker & Author
Mindfulness Sussex & Mindfulness London

'Into the Heart of Mindfulness'

Alongside scientific evidence and public interest in mindfulness, there has also been misunderstanding and hype. Ed Halliwell dispels some myths by taking us 'into the heart of mindfulness', sharing his experience of how practice can help in difficult times, as a sustained way of working with the challenges of life.  He will offer grounded and practical ways we can be more appreciative of the joys - and cope better with life's stresses.  Also exploring how it can help us create a more compassionate and contented society.


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Ruby Wax
Comedienne and Writer
rubywax.net

A Mindfulness Guide to the Frazzled

The forum is an opportunity to engage in discussion with me to explore further the power of mindfulness practice and how it can be applied in daily life. This event is your passport to saner living. I might not be sane myself but I do a pretty good imitation!



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Jenny Edwards CBE
Chief Executive
Mental Health Foundation

'Breaking Down Barriers to Access Mindfulness'  

With the evidence base growing on its effectiveness to prevent common mental health problems, Jenny will discuss the importance of ensuring that communities at greater risk of developing mental health problems are able to benefit from mindfulness. Exploring what advocates, both inside and outside of government, need to do to break down barriers to access.


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Dan Harris
Journalist and Author
ABC News

10% Happier - Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Relax, skeptics; meditation doesn't require robes or crystals. Nor does it involve magically "clearing the mind." It's simple, secular, scientifically validated exercise for your brain - and, increasingly, it's being practiced by some of the most high-achieving people in our society.  Via video link from America we hear from author Dan Harris on how to be 10% happier.


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Michael Chaskalson
Author and Trainer
Mindfulness Works

Mindfulness at Work

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly complex, volatile and uncertain - stress is on the increase. Learn about how Mindfulness can improve our working lives giving skills in resilience, collaboration and focus.


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Jamie Bristow
Director
The Mindfulness Initiative

Creating a Mindful Nation 

Hear how over 145 MPs and members of the House of Lords have now been on an eight-week mindfulness course in Parliament. After conducting an inquiry into how mindfulness training could be applied across UK services and institutions, many politicians are now interested in how mindfulness could become a foundational capacity of a flourishing society.


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Anna Black
Artist, Mindfulness Teacher and Author
Mindfulness Meditation Now

Mindful Drawing Workshop 

Explore your creativity in our Mindful drawing classes with a unique taster workshop led by artist, mindfulness teacher and author Anna.  


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Karen Atkinson
Director, Teacher and Trainer
Mindfulness UK

Mindful Self Compassion

Having experienced first-hand the transformative, healing combination of mindfulness and compassion as a result of being diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Karen will explore how to integrate these skills to promote mindful self-compassion. This supports wellbeing for one’s own health, increases compassion and connectivity to others and builds a kinder society in which to thrive.


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Dr Rebecca Crane
Director, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
Bangor University

'Building Integrity in a Newly Emerging Field'

How do we support good practice in mindfulness teaching? The talk presents current understanding about standards, and collaborative work in the UK and internationally to lay down foundations for professional practice going forward.


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Dr Patrizia Collard
Teacher, Author & University Lecturer
Enter Mindfulness

'Managing Stress and Anxiety with Mindfulness'

Exploring the scientific basis for stress and anxiety and practical exercises to effect these conditions with mindfulness.


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Tessa Watt
Teacher and Founder
Being Mindful

Being a Mindful Parent

Mindfulness can nourish us as parents and greatly benefit our family lives. Learn how it can help us to reduce stress, speed and destructive behaviour; enable us to disengage from emotionally-charged stimuli; and support us to be fully present for our children.


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Karuna Priya
Founder, Teacher & Buddhist Chaplain
Akanista Mindfulness, Imperial College & Royal College of Arts
Establishing a Regular Practice

Karuna will use his experience to advise participants on strengthening their existing practice and overcoming obstacles which arise.  A session designed for those who have experienced mindfulness and meditation and want to learn more.


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Dr Mark Westmoquette
Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher
Zenways

The Outer to the Inner World of Energy

You know those days when you're low in energy, or buzzing with excitement. But what is this energy? Mark will talk about both what physics and Zen has to say.


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Katie Sheen
Teacher, Speaker and Founder
Soul Nutrition

Mindful Eating for Health & Happiness

Discover which foods provide the building blocks for serotonin, the ‘happiness neurotransmitter.’ 
Explore how mindful eating can help you to gently and compassionately identify, adopt and enjoy the eating patterns that support your happiness most effectively.


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Neil Seligman
Founder of The Conscious Professional, Author and Artist
The Conscious Professional

'Digital Wellbeing: A Mindful Guide to Smartphone Sanity'

The age of information has quickly become the age of distraction! Come and learn proven techniques to help bring a mindful approach to your digital life in this interactive session.


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Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton
Mindfulness Teacher
Everyday Mindfulness

'Mindfulness and Common Humanity'

In a world with growing divisions, this workshop will offer Mindfulness and interactive exercises to raise awareness of our inherent interconnection, and reconnect with our common humanity and compassion.


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Teri West
Author and Mindfulness Teacher
Community of Interbeing

'Managing the difficulties in developing a mindfulness practice'

This session looks at tools to help you through difficulties or struggles in developing a mindfulness practice.  Sylvia and Teri explore their personal experiences touching on conditions such as ADHD, exploring how to work with them to enhance your practice.


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Claire Garthwaite
Doctor and Mindfulness Teacher
With Mindfulness

'Review of the Scientific Evidence for Mindfulness and Health'

Claire Garthwaite, looks at the scientific evidence for the health benefits of practicing mindfulness.



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Sylvia Clare
Author and Mindfulness teacher for Community of Interbeing
Community of Interbeing

'Managing the difficulties in developing a mindfulness practice'

I’ve had an interesting life developing mindfulness because I've also been diagnosed with ADHD and had PTSD for many years. My experience will help anybody who is also struggling.


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Alexander Filmer-Lorch
Author, Teacher, Therapist
The Yoga Wellness Company

'The Inner Power of Stillness & Presence in Everyday Life'

This taster workshop aims to introduce the method of increasing personal resilience, self-containment and presence through ‘The Inner power of Stillness' in life and at work. 


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Natalie Pennicotte-Collier
MindCoach & Mindful Therapist of CalmerRama
Mindtonictherapy.com

'Mindfully Raising the Future- Teen Empowerment'

Mental Wealth Maven on a mission to empower the next gen and mindfully raise the Future!      
Natalie, from www.mindtonictherapy.com will share Insight & Mindset Tools to support parents & teens from the award winning CalmerRama.
TEEN EMPOWERMENT Roadshow (Insta @CalmerRama)


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Mark Brown
Director
Street Wisdom

'Introducing Street Wisdom – access the ‘invisible university’ all around us'

Why wait for escape to exotic destinations or secluded retreats when inspiration can be found every day on your own doorstep? Street Wisdom is a global social enterprise, operating in 30 countries, that runs free walking workshops based on mindfulness techniques. We give participants the skills to access the 'invisible university' all around us and use the streets to answer personal or work-related questions - with profound results. Find out more about how Street Wisdom works and come away with an interactive exercise to try for yourself.


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Helen Brewer
Company Director
Mindful Crafts

'Decopatch - mindful, creative craft'

Join us to discover how Decopatch can enhance the practise of mindfulness. A modern papier mache craft that boosts self esteem and produces amazing results. So rip it and stick it! 


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Heather Mason
Founder
The Minded Institute

'How yoga can change the brain'

In this experiential talk we will explore research verifying that yoga is able to positively alter brain function and investigate specific practices that best support neurological and relatedly psychological change


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Michael Eales
Psychologist, Leadership Coach
Skyros

'Mindfulness Plain and Simple'

An exploration into Mindful practice in everyday life. A plain and simple approach which you will easily take up, helping you to become more centred and reduce unhealthy stress.


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Panel Session - Friday 2nd

Can Mindfulness Offer a Spiritual Path in the 21st Century? 

Friday 2nd June 13.45-14.30pm

There are many secular approaches to mindfulness, and scientifically-proven benefits. However for lots of people meditation is part of a bigger spiritual journey - either within a particular religious tradition, or as an individual exploration of life's deeper questions. Join us to discuss the connection between mindfulness and various spiritual paths, and what spirituality means in our century.

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Tessa Watt
Teacher and Founder, Being Mindful
Panel Chair
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Karuna Priya
Buddhist Chaplain, Imperial College & Royal College of Arts
Panelist
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Dr Roger Bretherton
Principal Lecturer for Enterprise
School of Psychology, University of Lincoln
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Mark Vernon
Psychotherapist and Author