‌‌‌‌‌‌UK - Ireland Mindfulness Conference live linking with the International Mindfulness Conference

Dates: 23 to 24th March 2019

Venue: Streatham Campus, University of Exeter


Key note speeches by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jai Naidoo, Ruth King

Shared practice with Becca Crane and Mark Williams




Registration will open November 2018. Please register interest with mindfulness@exeter.ac.uk


UK-Ireland Mindfulness Conference 23/24 March 2019

Provisional Programme

Saturday 23 March 2019

8.30-8.50         Arrival, registration

8.50-9.00         Welcome by local hosts

9.00-10.30       Lekgotla (gathering): Live streamed from South Africa

The value of mindfulness in an increasingly dystopian society

                        Speakers: Jon Kabat-Zinn and Jay Naidoo

Facilitators: Kevin Bloom and Simon Whitesman     

10.30-11.00     Connecting Together UK-Ireland: Livestreaming hellos and reflections between UK-Ireland sites, with one representative from each site (using chat function on zoom) (David Pearl to moderate tbc)

11.00-11.20     Coffee break

11.20-11.30     Practice led by a local teacher

11.30-12.30     Research Presentation


 Thorsten Barnhofer, Tamsin Ford and  "Mindfulness Across the Lifespan"



12.30-1.30           Lunch 

1.30-2.30              Connecting Together UK: Livestreaming local updates between a representative from each UK-Ireland site (David Pearl to moderate tbc)

2.30-4.00         Keynote: Live streamed from South Africa

Race, Rage and Mindfulness

Keynote speaker: Ruth King

4.00-4.30         Practice led by local teacher

4.30                 Day 1 ends


Sunday 24 March 2019


9.30-10.00       Arrival and registration

10.00-10.30     Connecting Together UK: Shared practice

10.30-12.00      Guided Practice / Workshop:


Jenny Wilks and Alison Evans "Compassion Practices from Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living and Mindful Self Compassion"


12.00-1.00           Lunch 

1.00-2.30         Locally led day of guided practice / workshop (continued)

2.30-3.00         Coffee break

3.00-4.00         Coming Together: Livestreamed from South Africa

Shared practice

Led by Becca Crane and Mark Williams

4.00-4.30         Final reflections and next steps in each site

4.30                 Conference closes