Ten years of Mindfulness in Westminster

The Mindfulness Initiative’s new report, Mindfulness in Westminster: Reflections from UK Politicians, is a reflection of ten years of mindfulness training in the UK Parliament, and brings together politicians’ insights on the personal and interpersonal benefits they have experienced. The report makes a compelling case for providing politicians with evidence-based psycho-social training, such as mindfulness, to help manage their mental wellbeing, their everyday effectiveness, and their ability to ‘disagree better’.

You are invited to join a webinar, chaired by the Mindfulness Initiative’s new director, Richard Edwards. In the session the authors of the report, Ruth Ormston and Jamie Bristow will summarise some of the key themes to emerge from politicians’ experience of mindfulness training. Participants will then hear from politicians who contributed to the report, as well as from those further afield who will reflect on the pressures of political life, the contribution that mindfulness could make, and its potential impact within their own political landscape.

The speakers invited include: Tim Ryan (Former U.S. Congressman – confirmed), Petra De Sutter (Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium), Tim Loughton MP (Conservative Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group Co-chair – confirmed), Caroline Lucas MP (Green MP and Vice-chair of the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group – confirmed), Jani Toivola (former Finnish MP), Minister Ximena Aguilera (Chilean Minister for Health).

To find out more and receive the link for joining the Zoom call, please visit link and secure your ticket for this unique opportunity to explore what a more mindful politics might look like.