As the speaker programme is carefully being put together, we are delighted to offer various ticket types. (Final event details will be released by 15 August 2022.)

Like last year, we expect this event will sell out.

 

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED SO FAR:

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NATALIE ROSSITER, DIP COUNS MBACP ACCRED

Mindful Conversations 

There is no more powerful way that our mindfulness practice can impact our lives than in our relationships. In this talk, Natalie will explore the ways that bringing awareness, acceptance, compassion and non-judgement to our conversations can enrich our relationships with ourselves, our communities, our loved ones and perhaps even our enemies! As a counsellor and community mindfulness teacher, Natalie witnesses daily the power of words; she will share stories and guidance on how you can benefit from mindful conversations. Find out more about her work at natalierossiterwellbeing.co.uk and connect on Instagram @natalirossiterwellbeing 

LIZ LORD, MSC

Mindfulness in Schools and Education


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LAVINIA WILKINSON

Waiting Well

Waiting Well - how mindfulness can change your relationship with cancer and prepare you for the journey ahead.  Whether you have been diagnosed yourself or are in a cancer family - this talk shares ideas on how mindfulness may bring about unexpected changes.  


With a long-standing mindfulness practice, Lavinia became a mindfulness teacher in 2019 shortly after her breast cancer diagnosis.  She has spent her career to date working in the public sector both in the NHS in Manchester and the education sector. She now delivers mindfulness to both individuals and corporate clients through bespoke packages and traditional mindfulness eight-week programmes. 

LUCY LIVESEY

Mindfulness in Grief

This talk will share the ways in which mindfulness can help to support the grieving process and help people to move forward in grief. Lucy will share her own story of personal growth following the loss of her twin brother and daughter, and discuss ideas to help people in grief start a simple mindfulness practice. This talk is suitable for anyone as grief is universal and grief doesn’t always have to be directly related to the loss of a person.


With nearly a decade in Psychiatric Nursing, Lucy became a mindfulness teacher after the loss of her daughter in 2017. Lucy’s experience of using mindfulness to help ease some of the secondary experiences of grief led her on a path to want to help others affected through baby loss. Lucy now uses her personal, clinical and experiential knowledge to help families across the globe understand and practice mindfulness. She now develops baby loss-specific mindfulness resources, sessions and eight-week mindfulness baby loss courses to help support families in grief. To find out more about her work visit www.relaxwithlucy.co.uk

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MARK LEONARD

Social Mindfulness as Strategy for Renewal

Mindfulness is a radical act of self-love in a traumatised society, where the souls of hungry ghosts are never satisfied. Mark will explain how 'social mindfulness' enacts a strategy that can empower organisations and communities to meet the challenges of our times.

KAREN WELSH AND MARKUS GREENWOOD (CEO MIND IN SALFORD)

Rainbow Mind LGBTQ+ Project

Rainbow Mind is a collaborative project between Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest and Mind in Salford, aiming to tackle mental health issues for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.
At a time when LGBTQ+ issues have never been more in the spotlight, and with a disparity between the number of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing mental ill health and the rest of the population (the average is 1 in 4 people in any given year, but in the LGBTQ+ community can reach levels as high as 70%), Rainbow Mind hopes to address this growing need for support in key areas of the UK.

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LOUISE THOMPSON, HEALTH AND WELLBEING MANAGER, MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Room to Breathe 

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CHRISTOPH SPIESSENS

Founder & Host

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The Manchester Art Gallery Café kindly offers all guests of the Manchester Mindfulness Festival a 10% discount (upon showing proof). The café has a fully vegetarian/vegan menu.

81 Princess St, M2 3JL

There are many other local shops and cafes nearby. Please just ask the Event Team if you would like info and directions.

 
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