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If you have happy memories of Trigonos or any other training centre that you have attended with CMRP Bangor and you would like to build more, we would love to see you at a FoB (Friends of Bangor) event.  Likewise if you are interesting in learning more about becoming a member, attending one of the events as a non-member is a great opportunity to see what this community is all about.

The events below are listed in chronological order.

Click here for a link to more information about our wonderful Event Facilitators

A practice day with Rebecca Crane – 9th December 2017

The FoB is very pleased to announce the first mindfulness practice day with Rebecca Crane.

Coming Home to Ourselves: A Day of Mindfulness Practice and Dialogue with Rebecca Crane

9:30am-4:30pm, 9th December 2017 at Wheldon Building, Bangor University

The work of Friends of Bangor is to support connection. This day of practice will ground this work of connection in the immediacy of the arising of experience moment-by-moment, somatically, cognitively and affectively. We will come together as a community to draw on the supportive container that community offers to our practice.  The guided practices will build our capacities to connect more intimately with ourselves, offering us the ground for our work of authentically connecting with each other.

Part of the day will be in silence as we engage with the core practices that are part of the mindfulness-based programmes. Through the lens of these practices we will have the opportunity to personally investigate experience. There will be time towards the end of the day to engage together in dialogue about our experiences of the day.

Outline of the day:

0900-0930 registration

0930-1230 practice (including a short break)

1230-1330 silent lunch (bring your packed lunch – water/coffee/tea provided)

13:30-15:30 practice  (including a short break)

15:30-16:30 informal connection and networking

Rebecca Crane, PhD, MA, PFHEA, DipCot directs the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and has played a leading role in its development since it was founded in 2001. Prior to this she worked in the mental health field as an Occupational Therapist and an integrative counsellor. She teaches and trains internationally in both Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is a certified MBSR teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Her research focuses on how the evidence on mindfulness-based interventions can be translated into practice settings, with a particular focus on the influence and integrity of the teaching process. She has written Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: The CBT Distinctive Features Series; Routledge, 2009.

We are delighted to be able to offer this day to non-FoB members as well.

Course fees:
FoB Members: Free of Charge
Non FoB Members: £50.00

Follow this link to register for the event https://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/regform.php.en?id=850

FoB Specialist Day with Ciaran Saunders- 9th March 2018

Our first FoB Specialist Day (“Deepening our Mindfulness Practice”) is going to be held at

24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD, on Friday 9th March 2018 (10am-4pm).

Facilitator:  Ciaran Saunders

Members: £20; non-members £40

Gill Johnson will support this facilitation.

Ciaran Saunders holds an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University, where he currently teaches on two modules of the part-time postgraduate programmes in mindfulness:  the ‘Buddhist Background to Mindfulness-Based Courses’ and the ‘Teaching 2’ modules.  Meditation, mindfulness and related disciplines have bee the core of Ciaran’s full-time work for most of his adult life.

This FoB Specialist Day is an opportunity for Deepening our Mindfulness Practice with the gentle guidance of Ciaran Saunders. This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal formal practice, reflection and a chance to investigate themes that are current for you in your mindfulness practice teaching.  We hope that this will also allow you to connect with others from your local mindfulness network and build links with CMRP and Bangor University.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Lunch is not included (tea/coffee will be provided).  Please feel free to bring a packed lunch if you would like to.

Please feel free to contact Gill Johnson at gill@mindfulelephant.com for more details or if you have any questions.

Register for this event here  REGISTER

If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

FoB Connection Event – London – 13th April 2018

Our next FoB Connection Event is going to be held at

24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD, on Friday 13 April 2018 (10am – 4pm).

Members: £20; non-members £40.  Facilitator:  Gill Johnson

 

The FoB Connection Event is an opportunity for formal practice, reflection, connecting with your local mindfulness network and building links with CMRP and Bangor University.

This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal practice, reflection and a chance to communicate your thoughts on current movements within the field to each other and CMRP.  The afternoon session will be an optional formal practice session.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Lunch is not included (tea/coffee will be provided).  Please feel free to bring a packed lunch if you would like to.

Please feel free to contact Gill Johnson at gill@mindfulelephant.com for more details or if you have any questions.

Register for this event here  REGISTER

If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

FoB Connection Event – Poole – 20th April 2018

Our Poole/Bournemouth FoB Connection Event is going to be held at

The Community Room, Tesco Tower Park, Poole, on Friday 20 April 2018 (10am – 12 noon).

Members: £5; non-members £10.  Facilitator:  Vicky Walduck

Vicky Walduck is a committee member of Friends of Bangor and is a mindfulness teacher in the Bournemouth and Poole area.  She has completed and MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and trained to teach .b with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP).  Vicky delivers mindfulness training to local companies and holds regular sitting groups and courses.  She has a teaching background and has a particular interest in bringing the tools of mindfulness to others in an accessible way.

The FoB Connection Event is an opportunity for formal practice, reflection, connecting with your local mindfulness network and building links with CMRP and Bangor University.

This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal practice, reflection and a chance to communicate your thoughts on current movements within the field to each other and CMRP.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Tea/coffee will be provided.

Have a question about our events?  email us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

Register for this event here: REGISTER

If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

 

The FoB Connection Event and Annual Gathering (AGM) – 12th May 2018

The location is the YMCA in Crewe. Opposite the train station.

Facilitator:  Per Norrgren and Rebecca Crane

Members: £15; non-members £40

Join us for a wonderful day of mindfulness, connection and help shaping our community.

An opportunity to share ideas on how networks can support mindfulness developments and practitioners.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Vegetarian lunch, Tea and coffee is included in the price.

Agenda for the day:

1000-1200 Review of FoB activities in the past year and setting out intentions for next year.  Facilitated by Per Norrgren
NOTE: non-members are passive participants in this part of the day.

1200-1300 Mindful lunch

1300-1700 Connection and practice afternoon with Rebecca Crane

Have a question about our events?  email us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

 

FoB Specialist Day with Alison Evans- 11th June 2018

Our FoB Specialist Day ( “What does Supervision mean for me?” ) on 11 June 2018 is going to be held at

24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD, on Monday 11th June 2018 (10am-1pm).

Facilitator:  Alison Evans

Members: £20; non-members £40

Gill Johnson will support this facilitation.

 

Alison Evans is a member of the core training team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, with a particular focus on Mindfulness-Based Supervision (MBS) training.  From 2008-2017, she was Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter and worked as a mindfulness-based cognitive therapist and trainer.  She led the post-graduate training, two specific IAPT training programs and a Supervised Pathway in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches.  She is the co-director and Supervision lead for the Mindfulness Network CIC.

This FoB Specialist Day is an opportunity for mindfulness teachers to enquire into Supervision from the Supervisee’s perspective:  “What does Supervision mean for me?” under the expertise of Alison Evans. This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal formal practice, reflection and a chance to investigate themes that are current for you around supervision for your mindfulness practice teaching.  We hope that this will also allow you to connect with others from your local mindfulness network and build links with CMRP and Bangor University.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Tea/coffee will be provided (lunch is not included).

Please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk or Gill Johnson at gill@mindfulelephant.com for more details or if you have any questions.

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk

FoB Connection Event – Malvern – 15th June 2018

Our Malvern FoB Connection Event is going to be held at

The Clover Mill

Exact timings TBC
Members: £TBA; non-members £TBA.

Facilitators:  Jean Nash & Sonia Eastwood, Malvern Mindfulness

Jean Nash (RMN(retired), BScHons, PostGrad (dip) CMRP Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions).  Jean has a professional background in mental health nursing in the NHS.  Over the last 16 years she has been teaching mindfulness, firstly in the NHS developing this further by training at CMRP, Bangor University which has international links and expertise.  She is registered on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations.

Sonia Eastwood (RMN(retired), trained MCS teacher (CMSC in San Diego).  Sonia worked as a mental health nurse in the NHS for 359 years, where one of her main areas of expertise was running groups for carers.  She has been teaching mindfulness alongside Jean at Malvern Mindfulness for the past 5 years and more recently has become a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion in San Diego, USA.  Sonia has personally enjoyed pursuing her interest in yoga and meditation since the age of 22 and is delighted that there is now scientific research supporting the benefits of mindfulness which encourages more people to enjoy its benefits.

The FoB Connection Event is an opportunity for formal practice, reflection, connecting with your local mindfulness network and building links with CMRP and Bangor University.

This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal practice, reflection and a chance to communicate your thoughts on current movements within the field to each other and CMRP.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Lunch is not included (tea/coffee will be provided).  Please feel free to bring a packed lunch if you would like to or take advantage of a generous offer of lunch for £xx at The Clover Mill.

Have a question about our events?  email us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk.

Register for this event here: link coming soon

If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.co.uk