Events

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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 interested 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 (scroll down for on-going events such as Monthly drop-ins and Sitting groups).  Don’t forget to also check the Events by Members page for events held by Friends of Bangor members in your local area.  If you are a FoB member and would like to list your event, please let us know at info@friendsofbangor.org and we will add it to the page.

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

If you would like to become a member before booking for an event, register for FoB membership here:  Membership Registration

FoB Community Virtual Lunchtime Connection Event – Tuesday 21st May 2019

The launch of the Virtual Connection Events was on 15th January 2019 and this event is now established as a regular FoB event.

Catherine Fortin is the FoB lead and host for the online events.  The events are facilitated by volunteer members, and we welcome your involvement.  We will start at 12.30pm with a mindfulness practice, followed by a  discussion on a subject of the day and then we close with another practice.

Catherine Fortin is pleased to announce that the next virtual event will take place on Tuesday 7th May from  12.30pm till 1.30pm.

The facilitators for this meeting are Catherine Fortin and Dominique Girardini and the topic of the day is to be agreed

JOIN THE MEETING – CLICK HERE

Future dates for your calendar:  Every other Tuesday, so the next few dates are:

4th June, 2019  12:30 PM

18th June, 2019  12:30 PM

2nd July, 2019  12:30 PM

CMRP is pleased to support this event, it is a great opportunity to engage with the Friends of Bangor community via an online forum.  This event is open to all members of Friends of Bangor and a perfect opportunity to share ideas and practice together.  There is no need to register – simply join us online on the day.  To join the meeting on a computer or mobile device click here. To join by phone, the meeting ID is 600814742 and phone numbers are provided on our Zoom installation page.  Click here to download the meeting invite to your computer.

Please do get involved and let us know if there are particular topics that you would like to see covered.  This is intended to be a Community project (running every 2 weeks on a Tuesday lunchtime) so if anyone would like to volunteer to facilitate a session (it’s only one hour and would be on Zoom), please let us know and we will pass your details on to Catherine.  We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

FoB Community Virtual Evening Connection Event – Monday 20th May 2019

Following the successful launch of the Virtual Connection Event on 15th January, Catherine Fortin is pleased to announce the introduction of evening virtual events that will take place on the third  Monday each month from  18.30pm till 19.30pm.  The very first session is on the 20th of May 2019.

The theme of the session is to be decided and we welcome any suggestions.

The facilitators are Per Norrgren and Catherine Fortin

JOIN THE MEETING – CLICK HERE

Catherine Fortin normally hosts the sessions with volunteer facilitators.   We will start at 18.30pm with a mindfulness practice, followed by a  discussion on the above subject (bring all your ideas, suggestions and questions!) and we will close with another practice.

Future dates for your diary:

May 20, 2019 6:30 PM

Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM

Jul 15, 2019 6:30 PM

Aug 19, 2019 6:30 PM

Sep 16, 2019 6:30 PM

Oct 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Nov 18, 2019 6:30 PM

Dec 16, 2019 6:30 PM

Jan 20, 2020 6:30 PM

Feb 17, 2020 6:30 PM

Mar 16, 2020 6:30 PM

Apr 20, 2020 6:30 PM

CMRP is pleased to support this event, it is a great opportunity to engage with the Friends of Bangor community via an online forum.  This event is open to all members of Friends of Bangor and a perfect opportunity to share ideas and practice together.  There is no need to register – simply join us online on the day.  To join the meeting on a computer or mobile device click here. To join by phone, the meeting ID is 463868397 and phone numbers are provided on our Zoom installation page.  Click here to download the meeting invite to your computer.

Please do get involved and let us know if there are particular topics that you would like to see covered.  This is intended to be a Community project (running every 3rd Monday evening each month at 18:30) so if anyone would like to volunteer to facilitate a session (it’s only one hour and would be on Zoom), please let us know and we will pass your details on to Catherine.  We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

FoB Specialist Day with

Ciaran Saunders – 18 October 2019 –

Multi-dimensional Mindfulness

We are happy to be able to announce that Ciaran has offered to run another masterclass this autumn.

Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, London.

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

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

Facilitator: Ciaran Saunders

Gill Johnson will support this event.  If there are any areas that you would particularly like to cover during the day, please email Gill via info@friendsofbangor.org

This Day will be an opportunity to deepen our Mindfulness practice with reflection inspired by the discussion in MBCT for Depression (2nd edition) of the driven-doing mode of mind: “The broader sense of the present, in what might be called its full multi-dimensional splendour’ is missed (p. 71)”.

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.

Register for this event here:  REGISTER here

If you have any further questions or if there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.org

Portugal Connection Silent Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat – 25th October – 1st November 2019

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Our first Yoga and Mindfulness silent retreat to be held in the Autumn of 2019.

 Location is Casa Espiritualidade Paula Frassinetti , Gaia (close to Porto), Portugal

Date: Friday 25th October to Friday 1st November 2019.

Host:  Helen Stephenson and Per Norrgren

Cost: Members £300  Guests: if places available nearer the time these will be offered to guest at a cost of £400

The yoga part of the retreat will be led by Helen Stephenson, who has spent a life time dedicated to the practice and study of yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, meditation and counselling.

The intention is for the mindfulness part of the retreat to be peer facilitated, led by Per Norrgren, Chair of the Friends of Bangor CMRP Alumni Group.

See the main retreat page for more details and cost  CLICK HERE

The format will be a combination of FoB connection event, Silent retreat, and Yoga retreat;

  • We will have yoga/mindful movement in the morning and late afternoon each day.
  • After lunch on the non-silent days there is opportunity for mindfulness practice, sharing, group work, peer/buddy work and learning sets, all as per the requirements of the participants.
  • On the silent days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) there will be standard mindfulness practice of mixed sitting and walking practice, allowing time for connecting deeper with our practice.

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

See the main retreat page for more details and cost  CLICK HERE

Please feel free to contact us using the Contact Me form or directly to per@inmindsight.com for more details or if you have any questions.

Specialist Day with

Ali Lambie – 14 March 2020 –

Mindfulness Self-Compassion

We are happy to be able to announce that Ali has offered to run a masterclass for FoB this autumn.

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

Time: 10:00 – 16:00  (arrivals from 0930)

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

Facilitator: Ali Lambie

Gill Johnson will support this event.  If there are any areas that you would particularly like to cover during the day, please email Gill via info@friendsofbangor.org

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.

Register for this event here:  REGISTER here

See the information page on the Mindfulness Network website CLICK HERE 

If you have any further questions or if there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.org

On-going Practice Opportunities

Monthly Practice Sessions with Rebecca Crane – Bangor

8-week course graduates are welcome to join these monthly practice sessions with Rebecca Crane at Rowen Memorial Hall (6.30pm) on the first Sunday of each month.  Please email r.crane@bangor.ac.uk if you wish to attend.  Donations to Friends of Bangor.

Online Open Sessions

We offer online open sessions each month – below are some dates where you can simply log on and connect with one of our CMRP team to have a short mindfulness practice and, if you wanted to stay on, to find out more about the Masters or Teacher Training Pathway

2019

SiTT groups – various facilitators – various locations

SiTT facilitates a community of mindfulness teachers via various activities including monthly group meetings, community days and retreats.  They request a small contribution (of £5 per month/ £60 per year) from participants to allow them to support and develop a community of mindfulness teachers, trainers and trainees.  If you wish to find out more, please contact SiTTMindfully@gmail.com.

Quarterly Practice Sessions (Feb, May, Sep & Dec) with Hagen Rampes – Mill Hill, London

8-week course graduates are welcome to join these quarterly practice session with Hagen Rampes in Mill Hill, London NW7 3TB.  Anticipated dates 19 May 2019, 8 Sept 2019 & 8 Dec 2019).  Please email contact Hagen directly via his website mindfulness-healing.co.uk to confirm times and to let him know if you wish to attend.  Donations to Friends of Bangor.

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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.org