National Mindfulness Day 2018 Audio Messages

These messages were recorded in London at the first National Mindfulness Day for Christians on 12th May 2018.  Access is only available as part of the Online Course Gold, Silver or Bronze Package options.  Click here for more details on the packages.  Already logged in with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Package?  Click here to listen to the conference audios.

Session 1

Rev Shaun Lambert

Mindfulness : It's time for Christians to engage

Session 3

Prof Amy Oden

Right Here, Right Now : Mindfulness for Abundant Life

Session 5

Dr Roger Bretherton

Mindfulness and Christian Character

Session 7

Dr Rob Waller

Mindfulness for Mental Health - Its place for those who are medically unwell

Session 2

Richard H H Johnston

Mindfulness, Compassion and Contemplation

Session 4

Dr Kate Middleton

Mindfulness and resilience : weathering the storms of childhood and adolescence

Session 6

Rev Will van der Hart

Mindfulness : Draining the shame basement

Session 8

All Speakers

Panel Q&A Session

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.

May 2018 Speaker Interview 1 - Professor Amy Oden

May 2018 Speaker Interview 2 - Richard H H Johnston

Next National Mindfulness Day for Christians
Saturday 23rd March 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland
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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 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.

 

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.

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 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).

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

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.

Titles by Prof Amy G Oden - Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness; And You Welcomed Me; In Her Words.

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.

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 Rob Waller

Mindfulness for Mental Health - Its place for those who are medically unwell

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.

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

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).

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 : Draining the shame basement

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-authored five popular books on emotional health including the topics guilt, worry and perfectionism.

Titles by Rev Will van der Hart - The Perfectionism Book; The Guilt Book; The Worry Book; The Pregnancy Book; The Stuff of Life