As part of the mission to provide reliable, up-to-date and authentic information about mindfulness, our Director, Dr. Tamara Russell frequently gives talks and lectures world-wide on the topic of mindfulness. These presentations range from a group of 5 to a auditorium of 3000, talks at academic, corporate, health and education settings and conferences.
Below are some examples of MCoE at work in the promotion of mindfulness, education about mindfulness and neuroscience. Please note that this page is hard to keep updated as there are so many actifvities on-going. Busy doing the work means less time to share. Keep up to date with the Facebook page.
Meeting with His Holiness the Dali Lama, 2011
Dr Tamara Russell joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama in dialogue on the clinical applications of mindfulness, in a session entitled ‘States of Consciousness – Traditional knowledge meets Neuroscience’ on 17th September 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read more….
2010 Conference on Traditional Medicine and Contemplative Practices, SP Brazil
Wellcome Trust Movement and Mind Tent at the Bloomsbury Festival Nov 2013
Here Dr Tamara Russell conducted a mindful movement exercise class and then described in more detail what is happening in the brain when we move and how we can attend to all the different aspects of the movement with mindfulness. We practiced attending to the intention to move, the execution of movement and then the sensory consequences of the movement under different conditions.
Insight Meditation Society – Practitioners Group Meeting – Feb 2014
The Insight Meditation Society has a Practitioners Group who meet weekly in Swiss Cottage. This group consists of those who have a personal meditation practice and who are also using it in their work, as psychologists, osteopaths, youth workers, body workers etc. In this talk, Dr Tamara Russell was describing how a more detailed attention to the moving body can be part of the practices that are offered. This included completing a mindful movement exercise, some inquiry into the practice and then some neuroscience teaching about how the body is represented in the brain.
Porte Allegre Federal University of Rio Grande du Sol, Psychology Department Annual Seminar (August 2013)
Here students were invited to do a meditation practice in the middle of the lecture. This was the opening Department Seminar for the school year (Professor William Gomes is the Head of the Department)
The talk was about the clinical applications of mindfulness and how this work is being developed in the health and mental health settings in the UK.
Experimental Phenomenology and Cognition Talk, Psychology Dept, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol
This was a talk about embodiment, mindfulness and the brain to the Lab of Experimental Phenomenology and Cognition at UFRGS.
Albert Einstein Hospital, SP – August 2013
Talk for the lab about mindful movement, the brain and the pedagogy of mindfulness in the health setting.