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2015 Conference - Friday 3rd July 2015 - Tuesday 7th July 2015

Crowne Plaza - Chester

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Christina Feldman's Keynote from the 2015 Conference can be viewed here



Below is the programme of the 2015 Mindfulness in Society conference. Clicking on the "presentation" links below each workshop title will enable you to view any available content for that workshop / presentation. Please note, not all conference material is being shared on this website, this is dependent on the presenter / copyright issues.


Friday 3rd July 2015


Pre Conference Institutes / Single Day Workshops


Time Event
8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 17:00   Understanding Mindfulness, the Transformation of Suffering, and the Awakened Heart/Mind with John Teasdale
9.30 – 17.00 

Mindfulness and the Brain with Philippe Goldin, Peter Malinowski, Dusana Dorjee and Cosimo Urgesi.

Philippe Goldin presentation one,  two and three  

Peter Malinowski presentation 

Cosimo Urgesi presentation

9:30 - 17:00

Implementation of Mindfulness in Schools with Sarah Silverton and Dominic Morris  


9.30 – 17.00  

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) - An advanced training programme to deepen mindfulness with heartfulness with Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink 



Evening - Friday 3rd July 2015

Special Interest Groups:

17.00 - 22.30 Optional early conference registration
19:30 - 21:00 Mindfulness and Compassion with Judith Soulsby
19:30 - 21.00 Death Café - with Trish Bartley and David Shannon
19:30 - 21.00 Mindfulness for Families with Eluned Gold and Nancy Bardacke
19:30 - 21:00 Mindfulness and Criminal Justice with Chris Cullen, Ruth Passman and Jamie Bristow
19:30 - 21:00 Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviours with Devin Ashwood
20:00 - 21:00 Evening practice guided by Elaine Young & Nick Diggins


Saturday 4th July 2015 - daytime


Time Event
7.00 – 8.00 Optional early morning practice guided by Rebecca Crane and Sarah Silverton
8.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.30 – 10.45

Keynote: Contemporary Mindfulness – The long View.

Perils and Possibilities in the path of mindfulness teaching with Christina Feldman  

Presentation  Photos courtesy of Fred von Allmen

10.45 -11.15 Refreshments break
11.15 - 13.15  Mindful Nation UK: making mindfulness a part of politics with Madeleine Bunting, Amanda Bailey, Jamie Bristow and Chris Cullen
11.15 – 13.15 What is compassion? The inter-woven nature of mindfulness and compassion with Willem Kuyken and Christina Feldman
11.15 - 13.15 Mindfulness Supervision with Jody Mardula and Alison Evans
11.15 - 13.15

Morning Research Symposium: Mindfulness in Education    

Mindfulness training improves adolescent metacognition  and attentional efficiency - Kevanne Sanger & Dusana Dorjee  

 "It`s weird how much it`s changed what I do" - Susanna Alyce

Lessons from the classroom: How to integrate consultation and user involvement in research and delivery of mindfulness in education. Three research talks with Lisa-Marie Emerson, Georgina Rowse, Siobhan Hugh-Jones & Pam Hanley

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.00 The Mindful Delegate: Nourishing our minds and bodies with Vanessa Hope and Taravajra
14.30 - 17.00

Mindfulness-based interventions: What do we know, what don’t we know?  Directions for the next decade with Mark Williams, Thorsten Barnhofer, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Anne Speckens and Rebecca Crane. Chaired by Willem Kuyken Thorsten Barnhofer presentation 

Jo Rycroft-Malone & Rebecca Crane presentation 

Anne Speckens presentation 

Willem Kuyken presentation

14.30 - 17.00 Mindfulness and life threatening illness with Trish Bartley, Ursula Bates, Kate Binnie, Susan Chater, Trish Luck, Stirling Moorey, David Shannon and Christina Shennan    Presentation


Saturday 4th July 2015 - evening


Time Event
17.30 – 19.00  Hot food provided as part of the conference package
19.00 – 21.30 

Research poster session with light refreshments and networking opportunity


Research poster presentations are listed below in alphabetical order according to research presenters surname. Please click on the links to view each poster and all authors.


Effects of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) program in hypnotics chronic use and insomnia among Brazilian women: preliminary data. Viviam Vargas de Barros


A Mindfulness-based programme for patients with chronic pain: Findings from the questionnaires. Fathima Leila Barikar Bawa


A follow-up survey of eight-week mindfulness programmes for staff. Paul Bernard


The impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on depression, anxiety and stress on people with Parkinson's disease. Kelly Birtwell


Integrating the Three Characteristics with Mindfulness: A practical approach to deepening and holding the practice. Gary Born


Operationalising the Buddhist Psychological Model in Mindfulness Teaching. Gary Born


Embodied Presence: A Heuristic Inquiry into Mindfulness Teachers' Experiences of Authenticity. Jane Brendgen


Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM) Programme in Ontario, Canada: Patient Outcomes. Jackie Gardner-Nix


Implementation of evidence-based healthcare: the ASPIRE study. Accessibility and Implementation in UK services of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Felix Gradinger


"I don't have an issue with sadness anymore"  Exploring transformation in the experience of sadness after Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: An IPA case study. Emily Hammond


Chilled out: Trait mindfulness predicts frequency of aesthetic experiences evokedby the arts. Neil Harrison


The efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Cognitive Therapy (MBSR - CT) and correlation between self-compassion, stress, anxiety and depression in participants affected by cancer. Caroline Hoffman


Being present (mindfulness) intensifies daily emotional experience. Pawel Holas


Neural correlates of compassion attitude toward sad, neutral and one's own faces. Pawel Holas


MBCT as an adjunct to individual therapy within a secondary care NHS Psychology and Psychotherapy Service (PPS) - Study of therapist perceived compatibility with psychological therapy offered. Kamila Hortynska


Context Oriented Theatre. A mindfulness based approach to theatre: a theatre based approach to mindfulness. Iwan Jones


Mindfulness, CBT and the Internet: Pilot trial of a Mindfulness-Enhanced Internet-Delivered Program for Anxiety and Depression. Natalie Kladnitski


Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Burnout: a Systematic Review. Sally Rose


Impact of mindfulness teacher training on MBSR participant wellbeing outcomes and course satisfaction. Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton


The effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program on promoting well-being among academics. Saara Repo


Mindfulness as Effective as CBT for Depression and Anxiety. Ola Schenstrom


A tailored intervention with mindfulness for inpatients with eating disorders. Katya Stubing

19:00 - 21:30

Informal music session (open mic) guided by violinist Katherine Betteridge  Conference delegate participation welcome

20:00 - 21:30

Meet the Author

20.00 – 21.00 Optional evening practice guided by Susannah Crump


Sunday 5th July 2015 - daytime


Time Event
7.00 – 8.00   Optional early morning practice guided by Vanessa Hope & Trish Bartley
8.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.30 – 13.00  A Day of Mindfulness Practice and Dialogue with Mark Williams
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 17.00  Mark Williams Day of Practice continues
17.30 – 18.30 Networking opportunity - Music provided by Katherine Betteridge and the Snowdonia String Quartet
18.40 - 19.00 Guest performance from Fionnuala Gill, voice of Riverdance and Secret Garden
19.15 – 21.00 Optional evening meal with pre-dinner talk from Ruby Wax


Monday 6th July 2015 - daytime


Time Event
7.00 – 8.00    Optional early morning practice guided by Annee Griffiths & David Shannon
8.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.30 – 10.45

Keynote: From Cushion to Chaos - the place of practice in community-based change with Tony Bates


10.45 - 11.15 Refreshments break
11.15 - 13.15

Mindfulness and Social Suffering with, Nick Johns, Meg Barker and Ron Purser.  Chaired by Steven Stanley 

Meg Barker presentation  

Ron Purser presentation

11.15 - 13.15 

Morning Research Symposium: New clinical applications of mindfulness   Applying a micro-costing framework to calculate the costs of Mindfulness Based Interventions - Lucy Bryning    

A Mindfulness-based programme for patients with chronic pain: exploring the barriers and facilitators to engagement - Fathima Leila Marikar Bawa

11.15 - 13.15 

Morning Research Symposium: Improving our understanding of mindfulness and its applications  

Does mindfulness affect persistence with behaviour change? Hana Sysalova    Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Engagement in Public Policy one and two - Rachel Lilley & Mark Whitehead

11.15 - 13.15 

MBCT courses for people living with long-term physical health conditions: learning and reflections with Christina Surawy, Emma Evans and Mary Kavanagh   


11.15 - 13.15 Staying Mindful: Exploring ways of developing or enhancing a regular practice with Annee Griffiths
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:30 Keynote: Mindfulness in the World: What's Going On? with Saki Santorelli
15:30 - 15:40 Comments from Rebecca Crane
15:40 - 16:00 Break
16.00 – 17.00 World Café Conversation: Exploring Learning from the Conference with Rebecca Craneand Eluned Gold
16:00 – 17.00 Coming back to stillness with Vidyamala Burch, Sona Fricker and Gary Hennessey


Post Conference Institutes / Single Day Workshops - Tuesday 7th July 2015


Time Event
8.30 – 9.30 Registration
7.00 - 8.00 Optional early morning practice guided by Gemma Griffiths & Heather Bolton
9.30 – 17.00 Insight of the Heart: Cultivating the Essential Teacher Competency with Saki Santorelli
9.30 – 17.00

Mindfulness in the workplace – discussions and review.  Contributions from Philippe Goldin, Michael Chaskalson, Steven Stanley, Ruth Passman, Chris Tamdjidi & Ron Purser, chaired by Sharon Grace Hadley    

Michael Chaskalson presentation    

Ruth Passman presentation 

Chris Tamdjidi presentation    

Ron Purser presentation

9.30 – 17.00

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: a Possibility for Transforming Intergenerational Patterns of Suffering? with Nancy Bardacke  


9.30 - 17.00

Mindfulness and compassion for pain and long-term health conditions led by Vidyamala Burch, Sona Fricker and Gary Hennessey   Presentation one, two and three

This programe may be subject to change.  Any major changes would be communicated with registered delegates and this webpage updated.

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2014 Neuroscience Conference

2013 Conference

CMRP 2011 Conference