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DATE/ TIME Wednesday 29 November 2023, 17:00 – 21:30 CET / 16:00 – 20:30 GMT

Welcoming Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rebecca Crane and Jamie Bristow to the eamba Conference on
‘The Evolution of Mindfulness Teaching and Societal Relevance – beyond anxiety around AI.

Jon Kabat-Zinn. Rebecca Crane. Jamie Bristow.

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This is Part II of the 2023-eamba Conference.

Part Ion the 4th of April 2023 –  was about exploring the current needs and demands for mindfulness teaching in society. Especially, to better understand the decline in demand of teacher-led training and training to become a MBP teacher. link to Part I & Recording.

Part II on the 29th of November 2023addresses the creative aspects of wholesome responses to the perceived crisis.
Envisioning the evolution of mindfulness teaching.
Intensifying communication about the depth of mindfulness and the relevance of – human – teacher-led training and practice.

  1. Foundational
    Depth of mindfulness – MBP’s  – Teachers/ Instructors – Societal needs. Evolution and variety.
    Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rebecca Crane, Jamie Bristow.
  2. Upgrading Communication Intensity
    – about the depth of mindfulness and the relevance of teacher-led training and practice
    – addressing policy makers, decision makers and the general public
    – European campaign created by eamba and the Mindfulness Initiative
    – implementing the communication plan with all who are putting their hearts and minds to develop mindfulness in societies.
  3. Upgrading Effectiveness of Teachers
    – reducing non-teaching tasks to liberate teachers’ time and energy
    – supporting teachers with Danae, the AI-enhanced assistant for mindfulness teachers
    – Danae is a curated tool, meaning trained only on trusted sources about mindfulness
    – Danae-basic is offered to the teachers of eamba member associations under ‘Creative Commons conditions’.
What Who
16:00 GMT
17:00 – 17:05 CET
Welcome mat Meditation Jon Kabat-Zinn
17:05- 17:15 Introducing the objective of this conference Katharina Mullen, eamba
17:15 – 17:40 Foundational: Depth of mindfulness
Evolution of MBP’s & the need for contextualising to meet current demands.
MBSR is not enough: a variety of MBP’s to ensure DEI.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR
17:40 – 18:00 Foundational:
Evolution of MBP teachers and the need for a variety of teachers to meet current demands.
Qualifying teachers: diversity, equity and inclusion.
Tasks of qualified teacher training institutes.
Visibility for teachers via local directories of qualified teachers.
One type of teacher is not enough.
Becca Crane, Bangor University
18:00 – 18:15 Foundational:
Evolution of mindfulness practice – needs of society. Diversity, equity and inclusion are paramount for mindfulness to have societal relevance.
Practising alone is not enough.
Jamie Bristow, The Mindfulness Initiative
18:15 – 19:00 Exchanging how these visions resonate: dialogue between Jon, Becca and Jamie, all participants. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Becca Crane. Jamie Bristow.
19:00 – 19:15 Concerted efforts can beat big marketing budgets.
Calling for an upgrade in  Communication intensity: European campaign.
Communicating individually is not enough.
Jamie Bristow, The Mindfulness Initiative. Katharina Mullen, eamba
19:15 – 19:25 The Mindfulness Initiative is joining forces with eamba in the European communication campaign.
Acting alone is not enough.
Richard Edwards, The Mindfulness Initiative
19:25 – 19:27 Supporting the effectiveness of teachers. Reducing non-teaching tasks using Danae [*], eamba’s digital assistant.
Teaching is – almost – enough.
Introducing Matthias Nitsche, Mindseed; and Elitza Stoilova.
Katharina Mullen, eamba
19:27 – 20:10 Increase impact and effectiveness of Mindfulness Programs using a Blended Learning Approach, including Demo of Mindseed functionality integrated into Danae [*]. Matthias Nitsche, Mindseed
Gwénola Herbette, Institut Pleine Conscience, France
20:10 – 20:55 Conversations on Mindfulness: AI Assistants in service of MBP Teachers, including Demo  functionality integrated into Danae [*].
The journey of a ‘Newbie’ to mindfulness through Danae.
Elitza Stoilova.
20:55 – 21:15 Q&A about Danae. Participants sharing how these opportunities resonate with them. Katharina Mullen, eamba
Matthias Nitsche, Mindseed
Elitza Stoilova.
21:15 – 21:25 Closing remarks by our Teachers.
Together we are enough.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Rebecca Crane
21:25 – 21:29 Next Steps – Getting Ready to Tack
– how to join Masterclasses?
– how to participate in the communication campaign?
– how to contribute to DEI of teachers and audiences?
Katharina Mullen, eamba
21:29 +++++ Goodbyes & good intentions
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[*] Danae brings together a set of tools, carefully chosen and curated by eamba.
[pronounced dh aa n AA] , as in dāna, the practice of cultivating generosity.
This means Danae does not access the internet to search for information but use only information provided by eamba.
Therefore it is unable to create fantasised answers, like its famous sibling trained on the good, the bad and the ugly of the complete internet. 


Aware of the damaging effects of fear-based reactions and of repeating negative observations,
we are also aware that ‘stay close and do nothing’ is hardly inspiring to change adversity.

Rather, let’s join forces
– to increase diversity, equity and inclusion regarding teachers and audiences,
– to address specific underserved populations,
– to develop business models suited for the diverse needs of a variety of audiences,
– to collaborate as collectives of teachers to enhance each other’s impact,
– to simplify non-teaching tasks, using Danae – the curated AI-enhanced assistant,
– to attract clients using Danae,
– to engage in ethical marketing and to cultivate ambassadors.

“There’s no use trying,” Alice said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” 
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.
“When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day.
Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

PS some eamba resources
Directories of qualified MBP Teachers  > add yours
Recognised evidence-based mindfulness programs
Guidelines for MBP teachers
eamba Newsletter (back issues) > subscribe
eamba LI Group > join

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