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Neurodiversity in Mindfulness 2 – webinar (Concluded)
Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 15:00 (UK time) ONLINE (Zoom)
“This was a great and much needed event and I’d be really keen to attend more”
Our first webinar in May 2021 attracted over 50 attendees including: mindfulness practitioners, clinicians and people with autism. Sue Hutton clearly connected with people keen to understand how mindfulness can be made accessible to all neuro-types. This follow-up event will include:
- An introduction to this area and an update on research projects in Canada from Sue Hutton
- Tips and techniques from a neurodivergent therapist and mindfulness trainer – Jessica Andexer
- An opportunity to input your thoughts/needs and shape influence future support/training
Sue Hutton, MSW, RSW has been practicing formal mindfulness meditation since 1985. Sue has studied mindfulness with teachers in India, Canada, the US and the UK, and completed her professional practice with Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2007. Sue has a background as a social worker in human rights advocacy with a focus on accessibility. In a research context Sue creates modified mindfulness practices with, and for autistic adults and their caregivers in Toronto, Canada with the CAMH Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Centre mindfulness research team.
Jessica Andexer Mbacp (Accred) is trained in Integrative psychotherapy, trauma work and mindfulness.
She currently creates mindfulness spaces, where she combines her knowledge of the neurobiology of stress and distress, somatic movement and breathwork with mindfulness, to create offerings that are better suited to those who have experienced trauma, those who identify as neurodivergent and anyone who has struggled accessing traditional meditation methods. She herself is neurodivergent. This as well as her 20 + years in the field of mental health, her experience in teaching and course content creation in University and private settings, as well as having began her meditation practice as a child, informs her current work as a trainer, consultant and one to one wellbeing guide.
Neurodiversity in Mindfulness (NiM) Website
These events and the associated website and forum were initiated and facilitated by Bob Chase. Bob is a Mindfulness Trainer, based in London. A long term advocate of accessibility Bob worked for the National Autistic Society for seven years as their head of Digital Services. Bob has worked with many autistic colleagues and has mentored autistic adults. He is currently developing an autism informed mindfulness project with AS Mentoring for their clients.
Neurodiversity in Mindfulness 1 – May 7 2021
This event was hosted by Dr Gemma Griffith (Senior Lecturer in Psychology; Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor) from Bangor University School of Psychology. Sue Hutton introduced her work with the CAMH Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Centre mindfulness research team in Toronto.
A video recording of this event and Sue’s slides are available in the FORUM Topic “Resources”. Forum Membership is required.