National Mindfulness Day for Christians
Founded by Christian Mindfulness and The Free Running Mind
National Mindfulness Day Events are for Christians interested in the area of mental health and 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 is invaluable for any Christian interested in this area of mental health and spirituality.
Speaker Interview 1 - Professor Amy Oden
Speaker Interview 2 - Richard H H Johnston
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 below for some of the partners we have worked with. If you think you could host an event in your locality please click here to provide us with more information.
Speaker Interview 3 - Rev Will van der Hart
Speaker Interview 4 - Dr Kate Middleton
Delegate Interview 1
Delegate Interview 2
Keynote Speakers for May 2018 Conference
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 has been researching mindfulness since 2006, in different perspectives, and is currently pursuing a PhD project looking at mindfulness at London School of Theology. Shaun introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Richard H H Johnston
Mindfulness, Compassion and Contemplation
Richard is the pioneer Director of christianmindfulness.co.uk 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). Richard introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Titles by Richard H H Johnston - Introducing Christian Mindfulness; Christian Mindfulness: Are You Living On AutoPilot?; Mindfulness of Body, Soul and Spirit.
Dr Kate Middleton
Mindfulness and resilience: weathering the storms of childhood and adolescence
Kate is a psychologist, director of the national organisation The Mind and Soul Foundation, and Assistant Pastor at Hitchin Christian Centre. She is passionate about mental and emotional health and communicating a combination of great psychology, great medicine and great theology to help people reach their full potential. Kate introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Titles by Dr Kate Middleton - Refuel: How to balance life, work, faith and church; Stress: How to De-Stress; First Steps Out of Anxiety; First Steps Out of Eating Disorders.
Dr Roger Bretherton
Mindfulness and Christian Character
Roger Bretherton is Principal Lecturer for Enterprise in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln. He is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, coach and trainer. His current research centres on character development and leadership, recently investigating the benefits of humility in leaders and using mindfulness in the development of character. He chairs the British Association of Christians in Psychology (BACiP). Roger introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Titles by Dr Roger Bretherton - Being Mindful, Being Christian; The God LAB - 8 spiritual experiments you can try at home.
Rev Will van der Hart
Mindfulness Strategies for Managing Pain
Will is Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a director of Mind and Soul. His interest in emotional health is wide ranging, reflecting his broad experience in a variety of pastoral contexts. Will is an integrative and practical bible teacher who speaks at a number of national forums. He is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations. Will has co-
Titles by Rev Will van der Hart - The Perfectionism Book; The Guilt Book; The Worry Book; The Pregnancy Book; The Stuff of Life
Dr Rob Waller
Mindfulness for Mental Health -
Dr Rob Waller is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in New Zealand. 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. Rob introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Prof Amy G Oden
Right Here, Right Now: Mindfulness for Abundant Life
Amy G. Oden is Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University and the author of Right Here, Right Now, In Her Words and And You Welcomed Me, all published by Abingdon Press. Amy introduces the National Mindfulness Day here.
Titles by Prof Amy G Oden - Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness; And You Welcomed Me; In Her Words.