Dr Roger Bretherton
Principal Lecturer for Enterprise
School of Psychology, University of Lincoln

Dr Roger Bretherton is a Clinical Psychologist trained in numerous psychological therapies that emphasise mindfulness, including Existential Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice. He is Principal Lecturer for Enterprise in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a regular speaker in churches and conferences, and is currently chair of BACiP (the British Association of Christians in Psychology).

He also works in consultancy with a variety of commercial and public sector organisations, and has written numerous articles and book chapters. His main area of research is character strengths in various contexts. His recent projects include an examination of the benefits of humility in university leaders (funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education), evaluating a character development course for churches (funded by The John Templeton Foundation), an evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) with secondary school students and involvement in the multimedia wellbeing course, The Happiness Lab.

Mindful Living Show Presentation 1

Friday 1st June 2018

Time 14:00-14:30pm

"The Study of MBSP – Cultivating Our Strengths Through Mindfulness Practice"

Mindfulness has often been presented from a deficit-reduction perspective, as a technical solution to problems such as stress, pain, hypertension and so on. This session looks at research on how mindfulness can be practised with the intention of improving mental health.  It targets character strengths to help people reach greater levels of flourishing, such as greater well-being, better relationships, more engagement and meaning/purpose in life.

Mindful Living Show Presentation 2

Friday 1st June 2018

Time 15:20 - 15:50pm

"Introducing the Happiness Lab: a six session exploration of wellbeing"

The Happiness Lab is a six session experiment that takes a mindful look at the ingredients of a happier life. Topics explored include gratitude, savouring, kindness, forgiveness, friendship and growth in adversity. This presentation will present the exercises involved and the psychology that underlies them.