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To represent the interests and views of mindfulness practitioners who engage with CMRP.

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Ali Lambie

Mindful

Self-Compassion

We are happy to be able to announce that Ali has offered to run a Day of Practice and Teaching on Mindful Self-Compassion.

Day of Teaching and Practice


Saturday 14 March 2020

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Venue: Oxford Quaker Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

Time: 10:00 – 16:00  (arrivals from 09:30)

Cost: £30 members; £50 non-members.  Donations most welcome!

Facilitator: Ali Lambie. Carole Lacy will support this event.

 

Ali will offer a day workshop introducing you to key themes and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion so you will leave with a sense of how to practice self-compassion in daily life, understand the science of MSC, begin to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism and handle difficult emotions with greater ease.

The 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 time 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 re-connecting with old friends and welcoming new ones.

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

Vanessa Hope

The Tender Gravity of Kindness

We are happy to be able to announce that Vanessa has offered to run a Day of Practice and Teaching on The Tender Gravity of Kindness.

Day of Teaching and Practice


Sunday 17 May 2020

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Venue24 Greencoat Place, London

Time: 10:30 – 17:00 (arrivals from 10:00)

Cost: £30 members; £50 non-members. Donations most welcome!

Facilitator: Vanessa Hope. Stephan Schoenig will support this event.

 

Vanessa is looking forward to offering a Day of Practice for Friends of Bangor members and friends. The theme of the day will be ‘The Tender Gravity of Kindness’ with the intention of connecting with that much needed quality for ourselves and also widening out the circle of compassion to the beautiful and fragile world we live in.

The 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 time 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 re-connecting with old friends and welcoming new ones.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who are interested in coming along to connect and to find out more about us. Lunch is not included but tea/coffee will be provided. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch if you would like to.

Weekend

of Connection

The Friends of Bangor Committee and the CMRP are pleased to invite you to The Annual Gathering the first weekend in July 2020. 

Annual Gathering

Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July 2020

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Venue: Bangor

Costs: from £35 (single event) to £135 (for the whole weekend including lunches and diners) + accommodation (simple single room accommodation in student accommodation is £34 per night per person.)

Facilitators: Annee Griffiths, Becca Crane, Eluned Gold, Gemma Griffith, Helen Stephenson, Steph Healy and Trish Bartley.

The Friends of Bangor Committee and the CMRP are pleased to invite you to The Annual Gathering, which will take place the first weekend in July 2020. This year we have a full programme of activities in addition to the general meeting of the alumni group.

Friday afternoon: The weekend starts with a session on Mindful Movements with Helen Stephenson, followed by Theses presentations with Gemma Griffith and CMRP students. The day ends with dinner and socialising.

Saturday: Morning Practice with Helen Stephenson followed by a session on Aligned to the Science with Gemma Griffith. After a short break, Annee Griffiths presenting on Continuing to Connect with our Practice, followed by Eluned Gold presenting on Trauma Sensitivity. After lunch, Trish Bartley is offering a class on Group Work, and after a short tea break, Rebecca Crane will give us the Keynote Speech on Field Development. Before dinner, it is time to experience a Gong Bath with Steph Healy.

Sunday: After Morning practice it is time for the Alumni Group Annual Meeting where you

can have your say in shaping the group, participate in workgroups and promote the community. It is also an opportunity for the committee to tell you about the year that has passed. After lunch the afternoon is spent deepening our practice with Rebecca Crane.

We hope you can make it to Bangor for this weekend. The cost of this amazing programme truly does not reflect the amazing content as we are hosting this as a non-profit making event. We hope you can

join us for the whole weekend, but we also understand this is not possible for all, so there are options for attending part of the weekend and we hope this will enable you to come.

Online Meditation Groups

Too far away to attend one of our Connection Events in person? No problem, we have Online Meditation Groups that might suit you very well.

Facilitator: Catherine Fortin supported by volunteer members.

Online Lunchtime Meditation Group. Normally every other Tuesday from 12.30pm till 1.30pm. Dates for 2020 are January 14th & 28th. February 11th & 25th. March 10th & 24th. April 7th & 21st. May 5th & 19th. June 2nd, 16th & 30th. July 14th & 28th. August 11th & 25th. September 8th & 22nd. October 6th & 20th. November 3rd & 17th. December 1st, 15th & 29th. Make sure you add them to your calendar. The facilitator for these meetings is Catherine Fortin and the topic of the day is chosen during the meeting. Note: you are welcome to volunteer to facilitate these sessions with Catherine.


Online Evening Meditation Group. Normally the third Monday each month from 18.30pm till 19.30pm (sometimes moved so please check the date). Dates for 2020: 20th Jan, 17th Feb, 16th Mar, 20th Apr, 18th May, 15th Jun, 20th Jul, 17th Aug, 21st Sep, 19th Oct, 16th Nov, 21st Dec.The facilitator for these meetings is Catherine Fortin and the topic of the day is chosen during the meeting. Note you are welcome to volunteer to facilitate these sessions with Catherine.


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Friends of Bangor is an independent group of mindfulness practitioners who have previously engaged with CMRP (Alumni). The FoB team co-lead the CMRP agenda to bring together the mindfulness community and facilitate an engagement process to benefit the wider field. Our intention is that by supporting and fostering a communication platform, mindfulness practitioners on the group can inform CMRP of issues emerging and help shape the provision offered to better meet the community needs and interest.