National Mindfulness Day for Christians

National Mindfulness Day for Christians

Founded by Christian Mindfulness and The Free Running Mind

The National Mindfulness Day for Christians is a one day conference exploring the areas of mindfulness, mental health and Christian spirituality. In particular the focus is to enable Christians to engage with mindfulness for health and mindfulness of God in an informed way. The keynote speakers are all experts in this field and will bring psychological, biblical and historical perspectives to the cultural phenomenon of mindfulness. The conference will be invaluable for both individuals and professionals.

Saturday 23rd March 2019

9.15am to 5.00pm

Central Hall, 2 W Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP

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Early Bird Price of £40 ends on 9th March 2019

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“I thoroughly recommend to you this course on Christian Mindfulness, knowing the benefits of it personally. It will help you into practices that have been known in past centuries to be helpful to the Christian walk, but have been abandoned or have  gone astray from Christian roots. It is in many ways a return to ancient wells where God’s people have always found life-giving water. While praising God for so many wonderful new ventures being tried in the Name of Christ in today’s church, a word that seems to be coming to many I know and trust is, “Stand at the crossroads and ask for the ancient paths.” Christian Mindfulness may indeed be one of these ancient paths that we need help from God to rediscover."

Rev Kenny Borthwick, Church of Scotland and Former Leader of CLAN (New Wine Scotland).

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Total Price £160

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Total Price £119

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Option 3 : Double Bronze Discount Package
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Total Price £99

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National Mindfulness Day Events are organised by Christian Mindfulness and The Free Running Mind.  We seek to work in partnership with Churches, Associations, Organisations and Groups who want to promote the practice of mindfulness in a way that is compatible with the Christian faith.  See opposite/below for the partners we are working with for the March 2019 event in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.  If you think you could host an event in your locality please click here to provide us with more information.

Keynote Speakers for March 2019 Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Rev Shaun Lambert

Session Title: Mindfulness : It’s time for Christians to engage

Shaun is a Baptist minister, author, counsellor and psychotherapist based in Stanmore, North West London. He is part of the New Wine leader’s network. He is co-founder of the National Mindfulness Day for Christians and has been researching mindfulness since 2006, in different perspectives, and is currently pursuing a PhD project looking at mindfulness at London School of Theology.

Titles by Rev Shaun Lambert - A Book of Sparks; Putting on the Wakeful One; Flat earth unroofed

Richard H H Johnston

Mindfulness, Compassion and Contemplation

Richard is the pioneer Director of and co-founder of the National Mindfulness Day for Christians.  Christian Mindfulness offers Online Courses, Guided Meditations, Workshops and Retreats.  It has featured at the UK Association of Christian Counsellors Biannual Conference, New Wine Scotland (CLAN Gathering), Christianity Magazine, Premier Christian Radio, the Church of England Newspaper, Mind & Soul website and Turning the Page (New Zealand).

Titles by Richard H H Johnston - Introducing Christian Mindfulness; Christian Mindfulness: Are You Living On AutoPilot?; Mindfulness of Body, Soul and Spirit.

Dr Rob Waller

Mindfulness and mental health for Christians

Dr Rob Waller is a Consultant Psychiatrist working for the NHS in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has extensive experience in the management of serious and enduring mental illnesses, including the place of mindfulness and related practices. He is a Director of the Mind and Soul Foundation.

Titles by Dr Rob Waller - The Perfectionism Book; The Worry Book; The Guilt Book; The Stuff of Life.

Heather Churchill

How and Why Does Mindfulness Help?

Heather is employed by CWR/ Waverley Abbey College as their Lead Academic and BA (Hons) Counselling Programme leader, and, in addition, is CWR’s link tutor with Middlesex University. She has many years of experience as a Trainer, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She is a Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Supervisor with the Association of Christian Counsellors and a Registered and Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In her private clinical practice, she specialises in counselling adults who have been sexually abused in childhood and she and her husband, Ian, are involved in pastoral care in their local church.


Rev Ray Simpson

Mindfulness, Contemplation and Spiritual Formation

Ray describes himself as a Celtic New Monastic for Tomorrow's World.  He is the Founding Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda - a world-wide people who journey with God, reconnecting with the Spirit and the Scriptures, the saints and the streets, the seasons and the soil through a Way of Life, a Rhythm of Prayer and a Network of Soul Friends.  He is the author of some forty books on Celtic and general spirituality, fresh expressions of church, prayer and society.


Rev Kenny Borthwick

Mindfulness, Christian Meditation and Intimacy with God

Kenny has been a Church of Scotland minister for 35 years, in Thurso and most recently at Holy Trinity in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. He was also on the leadership for New Wine Scotland and Clan Gathering.  He has a passion for intimacy with God and helping the people of God connect with their identity in Christ as the beloved of God.

2018 London Conference Audios Available here