Mindfulness for the future human
Sophisticated technology has facilitated life in the 21st century yet at the same time rates of depression, anxiety and stress are on the rise, especially in young people. Mindfulness has been shown to effectively help these conditions and is also a capacity we can cultivate in order to be fully present in the service of wise and compassionate living. Mindfulness may also become the core 21st-century skill, as it gives us a competitive advantage over machines: awareness and meaning itself.
Mindfulness approaches are often taught in groups leading to a sense of community and connection as well as gaining the individual skills to live life more fully and effectively. Jamie Bristow, Director of the UK Mindfulness Initiative, Chris Burns, SA Mental Health Commissioner and Dr Maura Kenny, Specialist Mindfulness Teacher and Psychiatrist will discuss the implications and possibilities for SA’s future humans.
Jamie Bristow is director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute that grew out of a mindfulness teaching programme for politicians in the UK Parliament, which has so far seen 145 MPs and Members of the House of Lo...
An occupational therapist with post-graduate qualifications in adult mental health care and public sector management, Amelia Traino has worked in mental health for 20 years in senior clinical, management and...
Dr Maura Kenny
Dr Maura Kenny is Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression, South Australian Health. Maura trained in MBCT under the guidance of Prof ...
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