Guest Blog: Solitude, what does it mean to be alone with yourself?

  Solitude, what does it mean to be alone with yourself? Blog by Roberto Chiodelli robertochiodelli@yahoo.com.br   “The most intimate relationship we will have in our entire lifetime is with ourselves” (Jamie Ridler)   According to studies, adult humans spend approximately 29% of their waking time alone (Larson, Csikszentmihalyi, & Graef, 1982). How are we […]


Heartfulness Comes to London

The Heartfulness Project ran four successful workshops in the Heart of London over Feb/March 2018 Working with the City of London’s Business Healthy Initiative and alongside Mental Fight Club and Dragon Cafe, Dr. Tamara Russell and Dr. Maya Campbell delivered four short workshops exploring compassion and heart health in the City of London (details below). […]


Let’s talk about paradigm shift in psychiatry…..

  Let’s talk about real courage to explore and evolve.  The modern psychiatric paradigm has struggled to work mindfully with psychosis and associated experiences.  Although new models are emerging (particularly the Open Dialogue model), there is still often very little choice other than medication for those experiencing psychosis. I am delighted to be chatting to […]


Release the Pressure – Heartfulness comes to the City of London

Heartfulness in the City: Four free events in collaboration with the City of London and Dragon Cafe in the City.   As part of the City of London’s Business Healthy initiative, Dragon Cafe in the City is offering a number of taster sessions to help City residents and workers learn skills to improve their well-being.  The […]


Opening minds with creativity, nature and mindfulness …….

Coming up February 3rd from 2-4pm at the National Gallery, London.  Be mesmerised by the haunting beauty of Gallen-Kallela’s paintings of Lake Keitele in this special mindfulness and slow-looking workshop (limited tickets remaining here).  This is a collaboration between the National Gallery’s Christina Bradstreet and Dr. Tamara Russell, Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence.   Image […]


Let’s talk about tech ……. VR and Mindfulness for Teens

Let’s Talk about Tech….. Really looking forward to the forthcoming Let’s talk about Tech …… webinar on January 25th 2018. This is the first in a series of free webinars that offered by the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence. The intention is to share innovation and talk to those who are pushing the boundaries of the […]


Let’s Smile: Tai-Chi on Loughborough Farm

Tai-chi on Loughborough Farm Guest blog by Carl Barber   It was my first day working alongside Dr Tamara Russell. I had learnt about her work in conversation with my personal tutor, about options I might explore for an elective placement. This was part of my Mental Health Nursing degree at King’s College London, during […]


Take a Mindful Breath ….

Mindfulness of the Breath …… Here you can try an exercise that will walk you through the four stage mindfulness model that was used to inform the sewing practices in the Weaving a New Story project. If you are not standing in front of the amazing Exhibition at Guy’s Hospital Atrium 1 right now, please […]