International Conference on Mindfulness 2024

Strand 5: Political, environmental, and global initiatives

political, environmental, and global initiatives

How can we turn mindfulness into action – personally, politically and socially?

Mindfulness has the potential to make a significant impact in our world at a time when we are facing multiple challenges. But for this to be realised, we all need to step up to meet the current issues of our time. We need to engage with policymakers, politicians, and influencers to establish sustainable and structured frameworks for mindfulness to thrive. As we draw the conference to a close, this strand will support us to reflect deeply about how each of us can make a difference and move forward with the work that is needed. We’ll consider our own unique contexts, life experience and skills that enable us to play a part in the bigger whole.   

The strand includes, but is not limited to:

  • Future Generations Act in Wales
  • Mindfulness and the interface with politics
  • Meditation practice and environmental/political attitudes and behaviour
  • Eco-anxiety
    Effects of climate change on individuals and society
  • Mindfulness and sustainability
  • Mindfulness and consumer behaviours?

Strand 5’s closing Keynote is presented virtually with Jon Kabat-Zinn. After this you can choose to attend either: a related panel discussion, workshop, research symposium, or guided practice, which will be held across various spaces in Bangor University’s Pontio Centre

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