Creativity lies at the heart of the next wave of mindfulness. Honouring with deep respect the pioneers of secular mindfulness, MCoE is keen to harness the innovation, creativity and energy that is welling up world-wide as individuals from all walks of life connect with mindfulness practices.
Below you can find a talk on Mindfulness, Creativity and Attachment, given at the Queen Mary and Westminster University Attachment and Theatre conference (2016) in collaboration with Emily Hunka from Theatre Troup.
Also a recent interview with Run Riot exploring the link between mindfulness and creativity.
MCoE has a particular interest in the question of embodiments in mindfulness, the role of creative arts, and developing models of mindfulness training that draw directly on individuals personal experience, facilitating new ways of sharing mindful experience.
“Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting”. Edward de Bono
Our aim is to facilitate the next generation of secular mindfulness practice and application through
1. New models of training that integrate body and mind (e.g. Body in Mind Training BMT)
2. Working with creative partners to develop accessible mindfulness training outside of health (e.g. The Art of Mindfulness with Run Riot).
3. Peer led projects (Mental Fight Club – Dragon Cafe, Solidarity in Crisis)