Dene Donalds
Zen Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Naht Hanh & Trainer on The Be Calm Be Happy Mindfulness Course.
Be Calm be Happy Mindfulness Course

Dene enjoys making mindfulness more inclusive. He offers mindfulness to people with learning disabilities and or autism their families and workforce, Prisoners and staff within Her Majesties Prison Services, Refugees and asylum seekers and people from BME communities.

Dene also works as a teacher on the Be Calm Be Happy course, offering mindfulness programmes to members of the general public and corporate organisations.

Dene has been practising mindfulness since 1995 and from 2003 offering mindfulness retreats, programmes and mentoring across the UK and Europe. He has also offered a number of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programmes within the NHS and Local Government.

Dene lead the NHS Improving Access to Physiological Therapies (IAPT): Mindfully Valuing People Now Project which provided mindfulness courses to over 100 people with learning disabilities their families and workforce across the North West Region of England. And will be developing a similar programme in 2018.

Dene is a Zen Mediation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Naht Hanh, a Prison and NHS Buddhist Chaplain and works nationally as an independent clinical adviser for National Health Service England Learning Disability and Mental Health Services.


Mindful Living Show Presentation

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Time 12:00-12:30pm

“Be calm, Be Happy; Mindfulness practices for Managing Anxiety and Depression”

The talk will offer practical mindfulness tips that can be used as an effective counter-balance to feelings of anxiety low mood and depression. 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 a basic understanding of the importance of developing mindfulness practice in everyday life. With new ideas, practical exercises and information to pursue post conference.