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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 […]


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 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 […]


What does it mean to make mistakes?

Part of the Weaving a New Story method involved deliberately making mistakes. We are so afraid to make mistakes that this can paralyse us. Yet making mistakes (and being resilient enough to learn and grow from them) is the heart of real learning and true creativity. Even Doctor’s Make mistakes is a great TED talk […]


Try a Transitional Pause

Try the Transitional Pause This is one of the key applied mindfulness exercises. It’s a profound exercise that gets deeper and richer the more you practice it. When you start off, be patient with yourself and keep trying.  Stay curious, proceed with courage, and be clear why you are engaging in this activity. You can […]


The Heartfulness Project Course Commencing (London Bridge) May 2018 …..

  Mindful Movement and Self-Compassion Course to Support Heart Health   Following the success of The Heartfulness Project, conducted in 2017 in association with MSc students from King’s College London, we are happy to announce this new 10-week training program, commending May 2nd 2018 (London Bridge). You can find out more about the Heartfulness team […]