The Mindfulness Pre-Summit Workshop - 24th May 2017 -

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The Mindfulness Pre-Summit Workshop – 24th May 2017

An Introduction

If you have ever wondered about what all the fuss is about mindfulness, this workshop is a rare opportunity to learn from Dr. Martyn Newman and Louise Chester,  leading authorities on mindfulness, in a one-day intensive masterclass.

Dr. Martyn Newman returns to the original core ideas behind the practice of mindfulness and provides a practical interpretation in light of contemporary psychology’s best insights about how it works and how to practice it.

During this day you will obtain insights into laying the foundation of a mindfulness practice by describing the essential building blocks of mindfulness: what it is, how it works and, most importantly, what it delivers. You will explore the relationship of mindfulness to cognitive psychology and in particular examining practical psychological strategies for using mindfulness to develop greater self-awareness and conscious control over both your state of mind and behavior. You will experience the four powerful applications of mindfulness and the challenges of living mindfully including managing stress and work.

Whatever your goal; creating a more peaceful and focused mind, enjoying greater wellbeing, establishing more meaningful relationships, fulfilling your career ambitions or creating a more balanced lifestyle, this workshop will provide you with time-proven insights and practical strategies for living a more peaceful, productive and creative life.

Louise Chester will share how she and the team have helped companies and institutions of all kinds (from schools and hospitals, to charities and businesses) choose, design and deploy best-in-class mindfulness-based interventions to enable their employees become more focussed, creative, collaborative and resilient – not just at work but in all areas of their lives.

With compelling case studies and stories of how their mindfulness training has been experienced by over 100,000 people in organisations across the UK and beyond, you will learn how the best programmes from around the world are selected and deployed in the most effective way possible to support a wide range of business imperatives.

It will give you a corporate insider’s experience of Potential Project’s training for managers, teams and leaders. You will learn the essential tools of enhanced focus, clarity of mind and resilience, as well as highly-practical applications for the workplace and beyond.  You will leave the workshop with skills that you can deploy straight away, enabling you to maintain high performance and flourish, whatever the challenges.

Location: This day will be held in the stunning location of the roof top terrace at The Grange at St. Paul’s with breathtaking views of London and the spectacular St. Paul’s Cathedral. A perfect place for both inspiration and reflection.

Tea/Coffee and Networking from 8.30am.  

Mindfulness Session: 9am – 4pm with lunch from 12-1pm. 

Lunch is included and will be held in the Globe Restaurant at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.


About Martyn Newman, PhD

Martyn Newman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and qualified mindfulness teacher. He is a graduate of the Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training programme endorsed by the Dalai Lama and has extensive experience teaching mindfulness to senior executives at companies such as Sky, ExxonMobil, and Boeing, among many others.

He is the author of the bestselling ‘Emotional Capitalists’ book about how EQ can build leadership assets and ROI in organisations as well as deal with the challenges of engagement, high attrition rates, productivity and innovation. His latest book – The Mindfulness Book – combines contemporary psychology and essential mindfulness practices for a simple daily stress reset.


About Louise Chester

Louise Chester is the founder of corporate advisors, Mindfulness at Work, and UK Director for global organisational mindfulness trainers, Potential Project.  Over the last 7 years, Louise and the 30-strong team have introduced over 100,000 people to mindfulness as the trusted advisors to over 150 organisations in the UK.

Louise first started practising mindfulness in 1994 when she was a Director at UBS Ltd. She found it helped her have balance in her life, while sustaining a pressured career in investment analysis and fund management, ultimately as Head of Research and then Global Head of Telecoms and Media for a global asset management firm. Louise left the City in 2001 to establish a consultancy practice offering strategic advice to business leaders both in the workplace and at Witherdens Hall, her award-winning, holistic Retreat in Kent. She founded Mindfulness at Work in 2010 to enable the world of work to easily access highly-effective mindfulness training, to enable both individuals and organisations to truly flourish.