Corona Virus Update - 17th March 2020
Due to the advice by the Government on the 16th March, we at Connecting with Mindfulness and the Mindful Parenting & Community Project have decide to cancel current courses and workshops in their current format.
We will either offer virtual online teaching for the remainder of the current courses or we will postpone teaching until May or Sept 2020.
We plan to reassess the situation after the Easter holidays and will keep you up to date as to any further decisions made.
In the meantime we have set up a Blog to support with hints and tips on how to keep grounded during these turbulent times. 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.