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The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice

Janki Foundation Lecture – September 2016 The topic of mindfulness and meditation, both rapidly becoming buzzwords in some circles, was taken up by Michael West, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University’s Management School. Professor West gave this year’s JF Annual Lecture, in...

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YOGA: The Practice and The Science

Yoga – an ancient and modern practice – July 2016 Everyone’s favourite subject—Yoga!—was the subject of Harvard professor Bir Singh Khalsa’s address to a packed conference at Global Co-operation House in London. Professor Khalsa, a research scientist at Harvard and also in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments...

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Warwickshire Junior Doctors

A course on well-being for junior doctors – June 2016 Junior doctors from George Eliot Hospital in Warwickshire have been inspired to organise training for their colleagues, after reading the Values in healthcare training programme. They contacted JF medical advisor Dr Craig Brown, who was able to facilitate a workshop...

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VIHASA India

In February and May 2016, Stephen Berkeley, VIHASA facilitator and Organisation Development Manager for GHRC and a team of facilitators ran well-attended VIHASA facilitators’ residential training retreats. The first was at a retreat centre near Delhi for 51 hospital staff and some alternative practitioners and 120 health practitioners attended the...

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(Kent) Silent Retreats

Silent Retreats – March 2016 The last Silent Retreat for healthcare practitioners in Kent earlier this year was led by Dr Craig Brown, retired GP, former chair of the BHMA, and former President of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH), and member of the University of the Third Age...

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Recent Events

Recent Events  – January 2016 Values in healthcare: A Spiritual Approach (VIHASA) Over the last year, keen facilitators in India, South Africa and UK have run a number of VIHASA activities, including the annual VIHASA facilitator trainings in Johannesburg, [read report here] and at Mt Abu India [read report here]....

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Mount Abu, India news

MT Abu INdia news – December 2015 September 2015 saw one of the largest VIHASA Facilitator Trainings to be held in Mt Abu, India, with 74 participants from across 12 states in India. This is a testament to the enthusiasm of individuals and teams of VIHASA-trained facilitators. In further developments,...

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Symposium on Medical Leadership

Holland – 20 November 2015 I was invited to attend a medical leadership symposium at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in November 2015.
The event was to celebrate the professorial inauguration of Dr Carina Hilders whom I had met at a Still Point -Turning World Retreat at Oxford the year before....

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‘Good News, You Are Not Your Brain!’

Science that frees the spirit –  November 2015 The JF lecture this year was given by JF chairperson, Neville Hodgkinson on: ‘Good news, you are not your brain! It was a thought-provoking look at science, reviewing some of the information from research in the fields of consciousness, near death experience...

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Still Point, Turning world….(SPTW)

Still point-turning world SPTW – October 2015 The SPTW occasion was a four day retreat in rural Oxfordshire – on the theme of ‘Love, the heart of healthcare’ and it created time for participants to really explore. We looked at our own concepts of, love, power, spirituality and silence and...

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