Explore the scientific basis for mindfulness.  Study its impact on areas of our mental and physical health through topics such as depression, pain management, sleep and diet, happiness and energy. Bringing the science to life.

Health and Science Theatre
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'Review of the Scientific Evidence for Mindfulness and Health'

Claire Garthwaite, looks at the scientific evidence for the health benefits of practicing mindfulness.

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Dr Claire Garthwaite Mindfulness Teacher and Doctor With Mindfulness
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Room Closed
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'Mindful Self Compassion'

Having experienced first-hand the transformative, healing combination of mindfulness and compassion as a result of being diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Karen will explore how to integrate these skills to promote mindful self-compassion. This supports wellbeing for one’s own health, increases compassion and connectivity to others and builds a kinder society in which to thrive.

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Karen Atkinson Director, Teacher and Trainer Mindfulness UK
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Lunch
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'Managing Stress and Anxiety with Mindfulness'

Exploring the scientific basis for stress and anxiety and practical exercises to effect these conditions with mindfulness.

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Dr Patrizia Collard Teacher, Author & University Lecturer Enter Mindfulness
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'How yoga can change the brain'

In this experiential talk we will explore research verifying that yoga is able to positively alter brain function and investigate specific practices that best support neurological and relatedly psychological change

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Heather Mason Founder The Minded Institute
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'The Outer to the Inner World of Energy'

You know those days when you're low in energy, or buzzing with excitement. But what is this energy? Mark will talk about both what physics and Zen has to say.

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Dr Mark Westmoquette Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Zenways
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'Mindful Eating for Health and Happiness'

Discover which foods provide the building blocks for serotonin, the ‘happiness neurotransmitter.’  Explore how mindful eating can help you to gently and compassionately identify, adopt and enjoy the eating patterns that support your happiness most effectively.

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Katie Sheen Teacher, Speaker and Founder Soul Nutrition
Health and Science Theatre
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'What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Mindfulness?'

This workshop will explore the neuroscience of mindfulness through the lens of depression. We will ask about its achievements, limitations and what the future holds.

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Dr Meera Joshi Mindfulness Teacher & Medical Doctor Oxford Mindfulness Centre
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'Belly Button Healing: A simple and powerful tool for achieving holistic health'

Through a simple and highly effective new practice known as Belly Button Healing, people can experience mindfulness, relieve physical symptoms and experience a deeper connection with themselves and universal energy.

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Dr Laurene Whitfield GP with an interest in holistic health and well-being Body & Brain Centres
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'Mindful Eating - The End of Dieting'

This session will cover the core principles of mindful eating, the latest research findings in the field and practical tools to begin your mindful eating practice.

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Dr Cinzia Pezzolesi Clinical Director The Centre for Mindful Eating and The Mindfulness Project
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Lunch
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'Mindful Sleep'

Anandi will guide you through the causes and effects of sleep deprivation. She will show you how to use the breath as a tool for health, vitality and in particular sleep.

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Anandi The Sleep Guru Founder The Sleep Guru
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'Mindfulness in Nature - The Auditory Gateway'

An exploration of mindfulness in nature with a particular emphasis on using the auditory sense as a gateway to encountering the transpersonal. 

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Frankie Sikes Therapist, Trainer and Retreat Leader WalkinginSpirit
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'Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being With Cancer'

Anxiety and distress often accompany cancer. Research shows that mindfulness can help. This talk will outline a mindfulness-based approach specifically for people with cancer, with short practices to take away.

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Trish Bartley Mindfulness Teacher Trainer Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice, Bangor University

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