• Webinar: Mindful Communication - Book Launch 

    When: Tuesday 16th May 2023 from 7pm – 8.30pm (UK Time).
    Where: Online Event
    Tutors: Frits Koster, Jetty HeynekampEdel Maex and Victoria Norton 

    A new book 'The Art of Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Wisdom and Compassion’ explores the potential of how mindfulness skills can be applied to communication not only to improve connection with others but also as an effective way of enhancing self-care.

    In ths webinar the editors Frits Koster, Jetty Heynekamp, and Victoria Norton will offer a short meditation practice before giving a general  outline of their introductory chapter and the six communication programmes. They will be joined by well-known teacher of Zen Buddhism, psychiatrist and author Edel Maex, who contributed chapter 5: Mindfulness and Communication - Creating a space to coexist. Edel Maex will pay attention to the value of self-care in communication and offer a practical exercise. There will also be time and space for your questions at the end of the session.


    Here is the full list of mindful communication programmes in the book, each presented by the developers/authors of the programmes, who work in a range of settings:

    • Nonviolent Communication (by Oren Jay Sofer and Sietske de Haan),
    • The Interpersonal Mindfulness Program (by Erik van den Brink),
    • Green Zone Communication (by Greg Heffron, Esther Hasselman and Christine Trani),
    • Mindfulness and Communication (by Edel Maex),
    • Deep Listening (by Rosamund Oliver and Chantal Bergers) and
    • Open Dialogue (by Russell Razzaque, Heleen Wadman, Kwok H. Wong and Olaf Galisch).


    This book will be of interest to those working in health or social care, education, community action and to all who wish to listen and speak with more wisdom and compassion. Anyone with an interest in mindfulness and mindful communication is very welcome is attend the webinar.


    "In our digital, disembodied and stressful world, where it’s hard to know whom to trust and to find the time for deeper and more meaningful communication, this book has been sorely needed." - Michael Chaskalson


    This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. The Committee ensures that the MNCF can best serve everyone by providing opportunities to practice and learn together. 

    For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://booking.mindfulness-network.org/course-information/?id=963

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