Future of Mindfulness: 10th Annual Conference

 SAVE THE DATE: Our next annual conference will take place on 10 May 2024. The theme of the day will be the Future of Mindfulness. More details will be published here closer to the time.


Previous conferences

9th Annual Conference: What is mindful culture? An appreciative critical perspective

Our 9th Annual Conference, 'What is Mindful Culture?' took place on 10 March 2023. See a short blog post that gives a flavour of the presentations here

8th Sussex Mindfulness Centre Annual Conference 

"Emerging from COVID: extending mindfulness reach to schools, politics and marginalised groups"

See films of our speakers below:

Caroline Lucas: The impact of Mindfulness in Politics

Prof Willem Kuyken: Stepping back and taking a wider view. Preventing depression and realising human potential across the lifespan

Byron Lee: ‘Mindfulness – a source of liberation or masked oppression?’

Celia Heneage and Nicola Smith:  Mindfulness with people with learning disabilities (Film credit: Sonam Nguyen Temple)


Mindfulness for people with learning disabilities (Gill Hurren, Nicola Smith, Lucy Westcott and Celia Heneage, with a contribution from L’Arche Bognor Regis. Film credit: Rob Claveria)

Mindfulness for staff – colluding or coping? (Robert Marx and Clara Strauss)

Mindfulness for people with an emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) diagnosis (Hannah Shutt, Lisa Ransom, Kate Axford)

Mindfulness and climate activism (Abbie Mead and Tamsin Bishton)

Handout: Mindfulness and Climate Activism next steps

Extending mindfulness demographics, expectations & provisions (SMC Mindfulness advocates)

Advocates background note

HaMakom: Jewish mindfulness (Bev Cohen and Solomon Slade)

Are there any positive ‘side effects’ of COVID-19? Insights from neuroscience and a personal journey (Helga Dittmar) See the presentation here.

6th Annual Conference 2018

Friday 21st Sept 2018, Sussex Education Centre in Hove 

The theme of our 2018 conference was community mindfulness: staying connected, local and accessible. We had workshops, mindfulness practice, discussions and short talks led by mindfulness teachers, researchers and service users. View the programme.

5th SMC Annual Conference, 2017


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