The Youth Mindfulness Membership supports you to teach with authenticity, confidence and compassion.
Thursday 17th February 7pm-8.45pm
Tuesday 17th May 7pm-8.45pm
Thursday 18th August 7pm-8.45pm
Wednesday 7th December 7pm-8.45pm
Brother Phap Linh: Mindfulness For A More Beautiful World
Thursday 8th September 2022 7pm-8.45pm
Brother Phap Linh is a Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a Zen monk in 2008. He is a mathematician, composer and has taken a leading role in Plum Village science retreats, bringing scientists and meditators together to learn from each other. Phap linh, has always had a passion for engaged mindfulness: how mindfulness can be part of the solution to the ecological, educational and social crises we face. In this session, Phap Linh will guide us in a meditation, share about his experience of being a monk, and reflect on the role of mindfulness in bringing about a more beautiful future.
Lorna Walker: Befriending the Inner Critic
Saturday 5th February 2022 10am-12pm
Lorna Walker is a lead trainer with Youth Mindfulness, the founder of Compassionate System, and an expert in organizational wellbeing. In this workshop, Lorna will explore how we can become aware of, and bring compassion to, the harsh and judgmental inner voice that tells us we're not good enough. Rather than something to be eradicated, this inner voice is a reflection of our natural and innate wish to be well and happy. With awareness and compassion we can gain insight into its roots and bring about its transformation.
Annick Nevejan: Visualising Compassion
Thursday 3rd March 2022 6.45pm-8.30pm
Annick Nevejan has extensive experience over the past 25 years in facilitating personal and collective transformation. Since 1990 she has studied and practised intensively in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, including completion of a 3-month solo silent retreat. She is a systems-centred facilitator and coach and presviously taught on the University of Aberdeen's MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. In this workshop, Annick will share on cultivating compassion and lead a guided compassion visualization.
Jamie Bristow: Developing Agency in Urgent Times
Saturday 9th April 2022 10am-12pm
Jamie Bristow is the director of the Mindful Initiative - an advocacy and policy think tank that has led the project of bringing mindfulness to MPs at the UK Parliament. Recently Jamie co-authored the paper Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times. In this event, Jamie will speak on mindfulness as a foundational capacity, necessary to respond to the challenges we face. You can find Jamie's recent paper here: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/agency-in-urgent-times
Michael Bready: Impermanence, Creativity and Spontaneity
Sunday 1st May 2022 10am-12pm
Michael Bready is the Founder and Director of Youth Mindfulness as well as the author and co-author of the Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme and SOMA Programme respectively. In this workshop, Michael will explore how meditations on the everchangingness of experience can enable us free ourselves from fixed mental habits and live with a more dynamic and fluid engagement with life, allowing for more spontaneity, freedom and meaningfulness.
Katherine Weare: Implementing Mindfulness in Schools
Sunday 5th June 2022 10am-12pm
Katherine Weare is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and the co-author (along with Thich Nhat Hanh) of Happy Teachers Change the World. She recently published a comprehensive and highly-acclaimed evidence-based guide to Implementing Mindfulness in Schools. In this event, Katherine will share her findings, as well as discuss the challenges and promises for mindfulness with young people. You can find the paper here: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/implementing-mindfulness-in-schools-an-evidence-based-guide
Ali Smith, Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez: The Story of The Holistic Life Foundation
Thursday 7th July 2022 7-9pm
Ali, Atman and Andres are the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit bringing mindfulness based wellbeing programmes to children, teenagers and people of all ages. The Holistic Life Foundation were one of the first organisations to start teaching mindfulness to children and young people and were one of the first to bring these transformative practices to hard hit communities. During this event Ali, Atman and Andres will share their experience and insights in how mindfulness can change lives and inspire hope.