- MANCHESTER | FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 -
Mark Davies and Nathan will co-present an explanation of how mindfulness can boost performance and wellbeing through intelligent management of the autonomic nervous system. Using evidenced-based research and techniques from the worlds of elite military and sport they explain how to reduce the harmful effects of stress and boost recovery from difficult experiences or periods in our lives.
Finding time to regularly practice mindfulness can seem an impossible hurdle. This session explores how to seamlessly integrate mindfulness into your daily routines even when life is very busy.
Many of us feel ‘out of touch’ with our bodies, our real selves, and or others/the world…..Rosen is a talk/touch method for reminding us who we really are, and how we really feel, and that seems to make a big difference to both our physical and emotional well-being.
Richard will explain how mindfulness can help children and young people not only to manage difficulty and build resilience, but to be themselves and truly flourish.
Thomas Moore is a New York Times Bestselling author. A full-time writer, a psychotherapist and lecturer and workshop leader. He has been a monk and a university professor and has studied music composition intensively. He has Ph.D. in Religious Studies, which he defines broadly, connecting it to the arts and to depth psychology. He works primarily in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology, having been a close friend and colleague of James Hillman. He often uses Greek mythology as his inspiration and recently has written about Jesus, separating him from the teachings of Christianity, and is now publishing four volumes of his translation of the Gospels from the original Greek. He is currently writing about the deeper meaning of psychotherapy and how it can be better practised in ordinary life by anyone.
Health & Science Theatre
Mindfulness in Mind have been delivering free mindfulness courses to deprived communities and individuals with mental health issues since 2010. Markus shares inspiring stories about the difference mindfulness can make.
The presentation will explore self-criticism using the principles and practices of compassion-focused therapy. The presentation will include examples of compassion-focused exercises, case-examples and an overall focus on how compassion, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy can be used together to work with shame and self-criticism.
Exploring the benefits of Mindfulness within a CBT setting and how it can encourage wellbeing and recovery. Self Help Services currently work with common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, and have found Mindfulness an incredible therapeutic tool in this area. They have found that Mindfulness can lengthen recovery and inspire a self-compassionate attitude, both of which help with low mood and anxiety. A look at whether there is room for Mindfulness within an NHS therapeutic model and how to integrate with CBT skills and techniques within a IAPT service.
Mindful Living Theatre
Did you know that your emotional state is hugely affected by what you eat? I’ll share with you how to eat delicious, satiating food that will keep your mood and mind stable – and your tummy feeling full!
A discussion of how you can change your attitude towards sleep, to help improve your cognitive functioning and become less stressed and bothered about how a poor nights sleep is affecting your life.
An introduction to the Mindfulness Association’s secular and experiential approach to teaching insight, drawing on Buddhist teaching and practice, contemporary psychology and neuroscience and exploring the fascinating correlations between them.
In this session we'll be exploring how you can use your body in your mindfulness practice. Come try out a couple of different techniques for being present, aware and in the moment with your body.
- MANCHESTER | SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2018 -
Vidyamala will explore the connection between the inner work of meditation and the outer work of social engagement. This has long been a fascination of hers and was part of her motivation when founding Breathworks back in 2001. Drawing on her own long experience of living with pain and disability, she was curious to see if she could help others in a similar predicament. She set about developing Mindfulness-based Pain and Illness Management (MBPM) which had always had an equal weight on mindfulness and compassion practices. There are now Breathworks teachers in over 25 countries and so the seeds continue to take root in the world to help people ease their pain and lead more connected and satisfying lives. Vidyamala will also talk about how we can enable mindfulness courses and programmes to reach the more marginalised parts of our society.
Mindfulness, is not just about stress, anxiety and counting your breath, it is about strength, performance, and excellence. Let's get more men meditating!
This talk will teach you a plethora of practical ways in which you can help yourself create a happier life. There is nobody else who can do it for you. It’s time to take responsibility and get happy!
To live in alignment with what is natural and authentic in us, we must always come back to the heart. John will gently guide us in this loving talk and meditation to connect with our three hearts: the physical, the emotional and the sacred.
Today, as we are bombarded with messages that heighten our fear and sadness about the world, more than ever it is vital to understand the importance of joy as a central aspect of our lives. We need to remember how to stay connected to that place inside that makes life worth living. Our own cultivation of well-being and joy can become our gift to a troubled world.
True happiness is not about acquiring anything but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside you. This session is based on James' popular 5-month Awakening Joy course that thousands have taken since 2003 to develop our natural capacity for well-being and happiness. James will share principles and experiential exercises based on mindfulness to cultivate and deepen true well-being in our lives.
Health & Science Theatre
This presentation will introduce the nature of compassion and the benefit of cultivating compassion for self and others. The presentation will also discuss the way in which compassion can be trained using the ideas and practices of compassion-focused therapy.
The talk will offer practical mindfulness tips that can be used as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as a way to developing greater happiness. During the session we will begin to explore how we can build greater resilience by stopping, calming and appreciating life.
The aim is that participants will leave the session with an understanding of the importance of developing mindfulness practice in everyday life. With new ideas, practical exercises and information to pursue post conference.
The background behind the science in the product Max Mindpower and the application of its approach to integrating Mindfulness in the lives of children. Also explaining the integrated approach to mindfulness and popular psychological approaches that help you take mindfulness off the cushion and into everyday life, putting mindfulness to work and enabling people to live more mindfully, in all situations.
Discover how to turn each mealtime into a peaceful, mindful meditation. Explore how mindful eating can help you to gently and compassionately identify, embrace and enjoy the eating patterns that support your health and happiness most effectively.
Mindful Living Theatre
A practical and experiential introduction to meditation for complete beginners and anyone early in their meditation journey. Learn about the key concepts, philosophy and science behind meditation as well a guide on how to start your own meditation practice.
Himalayan Singing Bowl are used for many purposes mainly mindfulness, Chakra Balance and Sound Therapy. Come experience the healing bowl with short chakra meditation, and feel the difference within yourself.
A presentation and reflection about the relationship between mind and being in the light of experiences with the Kogi Indians of Colombia and some implications and tips for mindful practice.
A look into how you can incorporate Mindfulness into your everyday routine both at work and home to prevent stress from manifesting into broader more serious issues.
Sometimes we can be judgemental or critical of our bodies if they don’t look or function the way we think they ‘should’. This workshop explores befriending your body through mindful movement.
During this session Jo will talk about teaching teenagers mindfulness, in and out of school settings, why teenagers need these techniques more than ever, and will demonstrates some simple techniques which can use to support teenagers.