We are committed to an ongoing collaboration with non-profit organizations, teachers, mindfulness trainers and policy makers with the aim of supporting evidence-based implementation of mindfulness training into Welsh school curricula. As part of our research projects we have so far trained over 40 school teachers in mindfulness who delivered mindfulness training to more than 500 pupils and students with the numbers growing every year.
Dusana Dorjee will be presenting our latest findings from studies on neuroscience of mindfulness with primary school children at the Mindfulness in Schools conference in London
July 2015 - Dumfries
Mindfulness and the Brain presentation by Kevanne Sanger, Shelby DeMeulenaere, & Rebekah Kaunhoven at European Peace Sanctuary, Dumfries.
2015 - Swindon
Stress Management: CBT and Mindfulness-Based Approaches presentation by Kevanne Sanger at BP Headquarters, Swindon
January 2015 - Manchester
Neurophysiological changes in attention for adolescents after mindfulness training presentation by Kevanne Sanger at Child and Adolescent Mental Health NHS Development Day, Manchester
June 2015 - Glasinfryn
Mindfulness and ageing presentation by Shelby DeMeulenaere at the monthly meeting of Glasinfryn Women’s Institute, Glasinfryn, UK.
03/07/2015 - Chester
Presentation on developmental cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness as part of a one day workshop on Mindfulness and the Brain preceding the Mindfulness in Society Conference. The workshop was attended by 60+ therapists, mindfulness teachers and school teachers
04/06/2015 - Bangor - Welsh minister of education Huw Lewis visit.
The minister learned about our research on mindfulness in education and heard feedback from school teachers and pupils who participated in our studies. You can find the press report from the visit under this link: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/welsh-minister-of-education-skills-visits-bangor-university-23020
2014/2015 - North Wales
Presentations to teachers and parents of primary schools in North Wales by Rebekah Kaunhoven to discuss how a mindfulness curriculum may have beneficial effects for attention, emotion regulation and the overall wellbeing of teachers and pupils.
We are pleased to share a research report on a small uncontrolled longitudinal pilot study which assessed the effects of mindfulness training in the workplace context. The report is being shared with the approval of the North Wales Housing, an organisation which funded the training for their employees. We have found significant improvements in well-being, mindfulness and quality of life, and a reduction in perceived stress after the 8 week MBSR training. The full report can be accessed here.
11-15/04/2014 - Bangor
The Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness organised by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in April 2014 was a great success. A big thank you to the organising team, the presenters and attendees! The Mindful Brain Lab contributed to the conference with several presentations (see the publications section). Details about the keynote lectures can be found on http://www.cmrpconference.com/
08/04/2014 - Edinburgh
Dorjee, D. & Silverton, S. Training the Mind for Happiness: The brain science behind meditation. A public talk presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and attended by over 200 participants.
21/01/2014 - Llandudno
From a Full Mind to Mindfulness
Evening of lectures presented as part of The Health and Well-being Lecture Series at Venue Cumry, Llandudno; over 170 attendees
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Close your eyes – Open your Mind – Prof. Guillaume Thierry
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Mindfulness: Mind Training for Well-being – Dr. Dusana Dorjee, the lecture is available online on http://vimeo.com/85148451
03/12/2013 - Senedd, Cardiff
Presentation to policy makers and third sector representatives detailing our current research on mindfulness in Welsh education. The presentation was part of a reception in the Senedd with the focus on implementation of MBCT into healthcare and mindfulness into Welsh education organized by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice with the support of several politicians.
06/09/2013 - Chester
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness – one day workshop by Dr. Dusana Dorjee as part of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice CPPD program.
11/07/2013 - Bangor University Impact Award
Bangor University Research & Enterprise Impact Award for 'Best Impact on Public Policy and/or Public Services' 2013 has been awarded to Rebecca Crane, Eluned Gold, Dusana Dorjee, David Shannon, Sharon Hadley and team, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University. Amongst other areas of CMRP activity the award submission featured the collaboration between school teachers, mindfulness trainers and researchers as part of our research projects on mindfulness in education.
3/04/2013 - Edinburgh
A public lecture on Mindfulness and the Brain by Dr. Dusana Dorjee at the International Science Festival in Edinburgh as part of a session on ‘Science of the Peaceful Mind’ attended by 200+ participants.
03/2013 - Chester
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness – one day workshop by Dr. Dusana Dorjee for mindfulness practitioners, trainers, and health-care professionals at the Mindfulness in Society Conference organized by the CMRP.
27/11/2012 - Bangor University
As part of the ongoing collaboration with Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn in Colwyn Bay on evaluation of mindfulness curriculum for primary schools, 60 pupils from Year 6 visited the Mindful Brain Lab. Through hands-on exercises and lectures they learned about cognitive neuroscience and particularly about research on mindfulness using brain wave methodology. The visit was a great success and inspiring to pupils, school teachers as well as researchers.
12/4/2012 – Bangor University
Presentation on research in cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness by Dr. Dusana Dorjee at the Mindfulness in the Workplace event organized by CMRP and the Bangor University Management Centre at the University of Bangor; attended by approx. 60 participants from business, health and social care sectors.
9/02/2012 - Rhyl
Presentation by Dr. Dusana Dorjee on research in cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness by Dr. Dusana Dorjee at the 'Mindfulness for Children, Families and Education' event in Rhyl attended by approx 60 social care, health-care and education professionals.
14/9/2011 - Llandudno
Presentation by Dr. Dusana Dorjee on evidence base in cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness at the 'Mindfulness and Work' event in Llandudno attended by professionals from social care and workplace sectors. The event was organized by Libby Evans (Health & Well Being Lead, North Wales Coast Regeneration, Welsh Government).