Presenting at the IV International Congress in Coimbra, Portugal
Claire-Louise and Donna (our two founding members) are excited to be departing for IV International Congress in Coimbra in Portugal at the end of this month to present an abstract of our grant funded work with marginalised families who live in the more deprived areas of the city. We are really looking forward to present information about our work, but also to learn from others and to be able to make connections with others who are working in this field.
We are very pleased to have made connections with the Psychology Department of the University of Coimbra who are interested in our work with Adoptive Parents and our experience of delivering the Mindful Parenting Programme developed by Susan Bogels.
We have recently set up a Blog to support with hints and tips on how to keep grounded during turbulent times within the family.
We have also created a YouTube Channel where you can subscribe and be kept up to date with our regular online tutoring, live sessions, video clips and tips.
We want to be able to serve the community at large through mindfulness to ensure we can remain grounded, healthy and well during times that may feel difficult, isolating and confusing.
Presenting at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Summer School - August 2018 and 2019
The whole team were invited to present at the Mindfulness Summer School at Oxford Mindfulness Centre regarding our work with Dads, our work with Foster Carers and Social Workers. and our work with Somali Parents
We received funding again form the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to carry out these two courses in order to bring mindfulness to those that might not access it otherwise. It was a real pleasure to be part of this week of learning and to share with others know about our with vulnerable families in deprived areas of Bristol and the South West as well as to hear about the other accessibility projects that were funded by the OMC.
Moment of Mass Mindfulness - May 2018
Second Moments of Mass Mindfulness event organised in Bristol by the team. This is becoming a National annual event that takes place in May each year to raise awareness of Mental Health Issues within the UK. This is a growing movement with increasing cities getting involved each year in the Uk and now in Europe.
Presenting at the Chester Conference for Mindfulness - August 2017
Emma and Claire-Louise were invited to present at the Mindfulness Conference regarding our work with Adoptive Parents and our work with Perinatal Parents.
We received funding form the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to carry out these two courses in order to bring mindfulness to those that might not access it otherwise. It was very exciting to be able to let others know about our work here as well as to hear about the other projects that were funded by the OMC.
Grant Funding - September 2016
Mindful Parenting & Community Project have been awarded two grants from 'Awards for All' and The Oxford Mindfulness Centre to deliver Mindfulness for Parents courses to vulnerable groups of parents who might not be able to access it otherwise.
These projects are being evaluated by Sheffield University and Exeter University to build up a body of evidence regarding the accessibility of Mindfulness.
Mindful Parenting and Community Conference - April 2016
We organised a conference inBristol to launch the work of the Mindful Parenting &Community Project. School staff, parents and mindfulness practitioners were invited to take part as a way to raise awareness of the benefits of Mindful Parenting for families, schools and wider community.
Moment of Mass Mindfulness - May 2015
First Bristol based Moments of Mass Mindfulness event organised by the team. This took place in May to raise awareness of Mental Health Issues within the UK.