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Mindfulness-based inclusion training

19 October at 09:30 to 16:30

This masterclass looks at what mindfulness can contribute to social inclusion, and what awareness of our social context can bring to mindfulness.

We look at how our differences can unite rather than separate us and how mindfulness can be culturally adapted to serve diverse communities and individuals in ways that are grounded in justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

What is covered?

Together we unpack some of the habitual patterns, assumptions, expectation and goals that result in projections we use to navigate both mindfulness, and the world around us. By increasing awareness and understanding of how and why secular mindfulness practice requires attitudinal foundations rooted in justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion. This unique masterclass will facilitate insight into how we are relating in a diverse world so that we can better cultivate actions of connection, agency, purpose, self-worth, humility, inclusion and solidarity both within and between mindfulness trainings and communities.

Through cultivating deep humility, acceptance of uncertainty and constant system change. This session will invite participants to step into a space of psychological safety and thus unlimited potential to collaborate and innovate in ways that unlock the social, cultural and clinical potential of mindfulness. This is achieved by collective exploration of authenticity, relationality, intersectionality, positionality and integrity so vital if we are to ‘deepen compassion’ and subsequent access to mindfulness trainings. So, if you’re ready to explore how mindfulness might alleviate identity-based harm collectively, this is the masterclass for you!

Join us to gain insight into this uniquely social and cultural paradigm of mindfulness that introduces Ancient African Wisdoms to nurture the inner and outer relationships required for reconnecting to ourselves, each other and the planet. By working collaboratively to dismantle the sense of separation, isolation and loneliness that can lead to polarisation, tribalism and its associated psychological challenges we will uncover that which obscures our interconnected reality.

Who is this for?

This masterclass is for mindfulness teachers and practitioners who have a good grasp of mindfulness and compassion trainings, and who are interested in widening access through culturally relevant provisions.

The facilitator

Portrait of Dean Francis

Dean Francis is a Trustee and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion co-lead at BAMBA and a co-founder of the Urban Mindfulness Foundation, and the Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training programme for mindfulness teachers and the Black and People of Colour Community. Dean studied a masters in mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen where he focused on deconstructing racism and social inequality using the Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training programme.


Certificates of attendance will be emailed after the event.

Ship Street
Brighton, Sussex BN1 1AF United Kingdom
01273 770258
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