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FREE ONLINE SUMMIT
Starts 7th May 2019
FREE ONLINE SUMMIT
Starts 7th May 2019
Tuesday, May 7th Saturday, May 11th
3:00 PM BST
10:00 AM EST

25 SPEAKERS
World renowned mindfulness and compassion experts 
Join us for free
Discover how mindfulness can help you
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feel better
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build better relationships
 thrive at work and at home
All content will be streamed for free and emailed to people that sign up for the summit.
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What is the MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION AT WORK Summit?

We believe we need to transform workplaces. We want to bring more wisdom and compassion in the modern working environment.

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Who is it for?

This summit is for YOU!
It’s especially for:
- People working in corporate
- People working in small or medium sized organisations
- Sole traders
- Staff members at all levels
- Leaders and CEOs
- Mindfulness and Compassion teachers, trainers, coaches and consultants
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Hosted by Shamash Alidina and Awake Academy

Shamash Alidina is international bestselling author of 5 books including Mindfulness at Work for Dummies. He’s taken mindfulness to dozens of organisations including Facebook, Bank of America and the National Health Service.

Awake Academy creates short films, interviews and in depth online courses grounded in mindfulness and compassion. They embrace the joy of visual storytelling to inspire people to change from within.

Why should you attend the Summit?

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Understand why compassion practices are crucial to improve communication success
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Explore practices on mindfulness and compassion specially designed to the workplace
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Different practices to bring more joy and understand why it contributes to more resilience
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Leaders who practice mindfulness have better team performance ratings
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Improve focus and decision-making with mindfulness trainings that work

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Find new ways to bring more mindfulness to the way you work to thrive at both work and home

OUR WONDERFUL SPEAKERS
Dr. Daniel Siegel
Dr. Tamara Russell
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Paul Gilbert
Shauna Shapiro
Emiliana R.
Simon-Thomas
Vanessa King
Dr. Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH
Danny Penman
Dacher Keltner
Gelong Thubten
Dawn Macdonald
Wendy Quan
Mounira Latrache
Wibo Koole
Joshua Smith
Yvonne Fuchs
Liz Hall
Melli O'Brien
Vin Harris
Michael Carroll
Caroline S. Welch
Jeremy Hunter
Rhonda Magee
Michael West
Five Days of Mindfulness and Compassion Lectures
Each day is focused on a different topic to help you bring more mindfulness and compassion to your workplace. 
Day 1: Mindfulness, Compassion and The Brain 
Discover how mindfulness and compassion practices impact the brain. Learn from the word’s leading neuroscientists how these positive changes impact you and your workplace
Day 2: The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Find out the science behind mindfulness and compassion practices. Discover how these exercises impact your body, your mind and relationships at work.
Day 3: Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion

Learn from some of the best mindfulness and compassion teachers as to how they managed to bring these practices effectively into companies.

Day 4: Mindful and Compassionate Coaches

Coaching is now happening in almost all organisations in the world. Find out how these coaches integrate mindfulness and compassion into their work.

Day 5: Creating Mindful and Compassionate Cultures

‘Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast’ - Peter Drucker. Find out how to develop a more mindful and caring culture in your organisation from these world experts.

THIS SUMMIT STARTS IN
  • 29
    DAYS
  • 09
    HOURS
  • 18
    MINUTES
  • 17
    SECONDS
Learn More About Our Speakers
Dr. Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH
Dr. Bobinet teaches at Stanford School of Medicine on patient engagement and empowerment, and health design with Dr. Larry Chu, founder of MedicineX.   As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, Kyra devotes her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage. All of her behavior change programs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.
Dr. Daniel Siegel
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.
Wendy Quan
Wendy Quan, founder of The Calm Monkey, is the leading pioneer in two areas: Training and certifying mindfulness meditation facilitators in the workplace, and Combining change management with mindfulness to help employees and organizations through difficult change. Wendy Quan is noted for her innovation and authenticity, runs innovative studies, and has taught her facilitator training program at the The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. 
Dacher Keltner
Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. Author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Dacher has published over 200 scientific articles and consulted for the Center for Constitutional Rights, Google, Facebook, the Sierra Club, and for Pixar’s Inside Out. 
Caroline S. Welch
Caroline is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc. and co-founder with Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute, whose mission is to make the latest neuroscience accessible for professional and personal development through online and in-person programs. Caroline lectures worldwide on how the latest science, including the science behind mindfulness, can optimize our personal and professional well-being. 
Mounira Latrache
Mounira is the Founder and CEO of Connected Business a company that focuses on supporting business people to bring compassion and mindfulness into their work life. She was one of the pioneers of the mindfulness community at Google. One of the founders of the mindfulness conference MIND and is a member of the Mindful Leadership Institute. Mounira is also an international certified Search Inside Yourself trainer, and gives mindfulness & compassion keynotes and trainings to business people and companies all over the world.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. He's been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. 
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll is the COO of Global Coaching Alliance and author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, Fearless at Work, and Mindful Leadership Training. Michael presently coaches and consults with global enterprises. Michael has been practicing meditation since 1976, graduated Buddhist Seminary in 1980 and is an authorized teacher in the Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism. 
Gelong Thubten
Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author. Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major clients such as Google, Accenture and LinkedIn, and he collaborated with Ruby Wax on her latest book “How to be Human, the Manual”. Thubten has also created a meditation app called Samten.
Michael West
Michael West is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School and Senior Visiting Fellow in The King’s Fund, London. He lectures widely both nationally and internationally about compassionate leadership for health services and the results of his research and solutions for developing effective and innovative health care organizations.
Dr. Tamara Russell
Dr. Russell works with individuals and organisations advising on how to use mindfulness techniques to optimise performance and improve mental and physical well-being. She is the Director of the (currently virtual) Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London, which has as its aim the evaluation of creative yet authentic mindfulness applications for all spheres of life.
Wibo Koole
Wibo Koole is  Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and architect of its widely acknowledged leadership program Resilience in management, mindfulness-based leadership in 10 weeks. He is a public speaker on leadership, mindfulness, compassion and organizational development and author of the bestselling book Mindful Leadership.Tools to help you focus and succeed that provides the first comprehensive framework for mindfulness-based leadership and teamwork.
Shauna Shapiro
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and co-authored the critically acclaimed texts,The Art and Science of Mindfulness, and Mindful Discipline, translated into 9 languages. Her 2017 TEDx talk is rated one of the top 10 TED-talks on Mindfulness and has received almost a million views. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to present her work to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems, Genentech, Proctor & Gamble, as well as to the King of Thailand, the Danish government, Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Executive Committee, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China.
Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter, PhD is the great-grandson of a sumo wrestler. He serves as the Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute as well as Associate Professor of Practice at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. He is also co-founder and partner of Transform LLC in Tokyo, Japan. For nearly two decades, he has helped leaders transform themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge.

Joshua Smith
Joshua is Managing Director and founder of Adapt Faster, Ltd. He is an executive coach and behavioural specialist specialising in neuroscience-informed approaches to mindfulness, leadership and resilience. He currently coaches executives and teams globally, and leads courses in resilience, leadership, agile team building and mindfulness in trauma therapy. He has been appointed a Leadership Fellow at St. George's House, College of St George, Windsor Castle and where he co-facilitates Leadership conversations, and is Assistant Director of the EMDR Centre London.
Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD is the Science Director at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She oversees the GGSC's student research fellowship program, runs key initiatives like Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude, and teaches the science that ties social connection and support to well-being worldwide. She also co-instructs the BerkeleyX MOOC GG101x: The Science of Happiness, which has enrolled over 600,000 people from all over the world, in addition to the forthcoming Science of Happiness at Work Professional Certificate Series. She serves as an expert voice on the biological underpinnings of social connection, as well as empirically-supported approaches to improving interpersonal dynamics - like practicing mindfulness, and boosting empathy, compassion, gratitude, and generosity.
Danny Penman
Dr Danny Penman is a qualified meditation teacher and an award winning writer and journalist. He is co-author of the international bestseller Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. In 2014, he won the British Medical Association's Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (co-written with Vidyamala Burch). His books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Melli O'Brien

Melli O’Brien is a speaker, writer, mindfulness teacher and the co-founder and host of the mindfulness summit, the World's largest mindfulness conference. The summit is a not-for-profit project which has so far raised $750,000 for mindfulness based charities around the world. She specialises in teaching multi-day ‘immersion’ mindfulness retreats. Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching style, she has guided thousands of people through her popular retreats and courses. She also delivers workshops and keynotes in businesses and organisations around Australia.

Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. He has written/edited 21 books and over 250 papers and book chapters. In 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international charity with the mission statement To promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion
Liz Hall

Liz Hall is Editor & Co-owner of Coaching at Work magazine; author of Mindful Coaching, author/editor of Coaching in Times of Crisis & Transformation, and chapter contributor to books including Professional Coaching; Mindfulness in Organisations, and Mastery in Coaching. She is a Senior Practitioner Coach (European Mentoring & Coaching Council), and a founding member of the Association for Coaching Spain. She delivers personal and leadership coaching & runs a range of coaching & mindfulness events and programmes.

Liz is passionate about mindfulness and compassion can heal and transform, helping us lead authentic, courageous and ethical lives. Liz is a co-founder of the International Summit for Mindfulness & Compassion at Work

Vin Harris
Vin Harris is a spiritual entrepreneur, a meditator and writer who is committed to inspiring people to recognise their potential and enabling them to help others.  He was a founding board member of the Mindfulness Association and a co-founder of the Everyone Project, a charity set up to provide access to mindfulness for groups that are currently excluded and to bring about transformational change within disadvantaged communities. 
Vin develops and delivers mindfulness programmes in the UK and Europe where participants appreciate his ability to communicate the subtle meaning and purpose of meditation practice in everyday language.
Vanessa King

Vanessa King is a board member at Action for Happiness. She plays an active role, speaking nationally and internationally and translating the latest psychological research into practical action to help individuals, organisations and communities enhance their wellbeing and resilience. Vanessa has a background in professional services, with expertise in leadership, talent and organisational development. Vanessa combines in-depth knowledge of the science of well-being with her client experience to help people get the most from work and for organisations to get the best from its people. She delivers a range of workshops focused on well-being, resilience and workplace creativity as well as working alongside organisations to design bespoke solutions. 

Rhonda Magee
Professor Rhonda V. Magee is a teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions for lawyers, law students, and for minimizing social-identity-based bias. She is a trained and highly practiced facilitator, with an emphasis on mindful communication, trained through programs at the University of Massachusetts’s School of Medicine’s Oasis Teacher Training Institute, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Facilitator Training Program. In April 2015, she was named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. Her writing and teaching is inspired by a commitment to education for effective problem-solving and presence-based leadership in a diverse and ever-changing world, and to humanizing legal education. 
Dawn Macdonald
Dawn MacDonald, MSW, RSW, currently co-leads the Compassion Project, an innovative organizational change and development initiative of the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba. Passionate about the healing that arises from practicing in many wisdom traditions, Dawn offers evidenced-based nonsectarian meditation practices to people within various organizational structures. She holds certification both as a trainer and a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the birthplace of MBSR and is also certified by the University of California at San Diego in MBSR and Mindful Self Compassion and is a trainer for MSC. 
Yvonne Fuchs
Yvonne Fuchs has 20 years of experience as a successful business coach, originally at Business Link. She founded The Branding Workshop in 2004 in order to bring corporate brand strategies to small and medium-sized businesses. She works with creatives and designers as a mentor and business adviser and is an energetic speaker on leadership, branding and creativity in commercial and social enterprises. Clients describe Yvonne as an insightful and astute adviser, being at turns challenging and provoking, while never ceasing to nurture and guide the individuals at the heart of each business or organisation. She has worked with everyone from startups to those with a turnover of up to £30million.
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The Schedule
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DAY 1 - Mindfulness, Compassion and The Brain at Work

Dan Siegel - Mindfulness, Compassion and the Brain at Work

Dr. Tamara Russel - Mindfulness, Compassion and Leadership

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. - Mindfulness, Compassion and the Brain

Paul Gilbert - Compassion, Culture and The Brain at Work

Shauna Shapiro - Mindfulness, Compassion and Self-Compassion at Work

DAY 2 - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion at Work

Emiliana R. Simon Thomas - The Biology of Mindfulness and Compassion at Work

Vanessa King - Mindfulness, Happiness and Positive Psychology at Work

Dr. Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH - Bringing Mindfulness into Large Organisations

Danny Penman - Mindfulness and Creativity at Work

Dacher Keltner - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion at work

DAY 3 - Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion at Work

Gelong Thubten - Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion at Google and Beyond

Dawn Macdonald - Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership

Wendy Quan - Mindfulness and Change Management

Mounira Latrache - Putting Mindfulness and Compassion at Work into Practice

Wibo Koole - Mindfulness-based Leadership for Resilience

DAY 4 - Mindful and Compassionate Coaches at Work

Joshua Smith - Joyfully Spreading Mindfulness and Compassion at Work

Yvonne Fuchs - Zen and Art of Business

Liz Hall - Mindfulness and Compassionate Coaching at Work

Melli O’Brien - Everyday Mindfulness at Work

Vin Harris - Bringing an Enlightened Approach to Small Business

DAY 5 - Creating Mindful and Compassionate Cultures at Work

Michael Carroll - Consulting with Mindfulness and Compassion

Caroline Welch - Equality and The Mindful Woman at Work

Jeremy Hunter - Mindful and Compassionate Leadership for Culture Change

Rhonda Magee - Mindfulness and Compassion for Equality and in Law

Michael West - Creating Mindful and Compassionate Cultures at Work


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