David Woods

Message from the Chair

"Schools need to offer pupils the chance to learn with and about compassion. What young people learn should include a fascination for the way in which humans have tried to extend their world, sometimes with incredible achievement and sometimes at incredible cost. Our successes are often accompanied by failings and side-effects. We need future generations to strive for accomplishment while at the same time showing humility. Compassion should pervade school life and what we teach our young".
Professor Mick Waters

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No Outsiders Project
Pupils at Parkfield Community School discuss 'Compassion' with our Storyteller Victoria Pritchard.

The CoED foundation offers its own courses, consultancies and takes part in and organises a number of events. In addition to the CoEd events we aim to publicise related Compassion and Education activities, especially but not exclusively for these listed in the NICEN network.
If you would like your event to be uploaded please e-mail us at office@coedfoundation.org.uk

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Mindfulness in Schools conference

MISP CONFERENCE 2018

Mindfulness in Schools Project's aim is to bring mindfulness to young people and those who care for them. MiSP invites leading figures to reflect on what the future holds and offer practical 'next steps' for those in educational or mental health contexts, even if you're just beginning.

09:30 – 16:30 | SAT 16 JUNE
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ MAP
BOOK YOUR PLACE

If you have any questions, please email: enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org | www.mindfulnessinschools.org

Spiritual Ecology: Reviving a sacred and interconnected world

Spiritual Ecology: Reviving a sacred and interconnected world

18 - 20 May
Venue: The Hermitage, Witham Friary, Somerset BA11 5HL

A two day residential workshop at the beautiful 42 Acres in Somerset exploring the principles, practices and project application of Spiritual Ecology.
Find out more and book your place

For more information contact Amrita Bhohi on 0207 496 1610 or amrita@stethelburgas.org

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ONE IN CHRIST:
Why do LGBTQI people feel excluded by the churches?

5.30 - 9.00 pm | 15 May
with James Alison and Sarah Bachelard

This evening brings together two ground breaking Christian thinkers to discuss the meaning of homosexuality for today. Why has a natural human orientation so often been cruelly punished and persecuted by church authorities? Why do churches still split over the issue? James Allison and Sarah Bachelard will explore these questions and suggest how this tragic history in a religion of love can be given a new direction today through intellectual honesty and contemplative wisdom.

£20 (£15 concession) Tea & Coffee provided
St Mark's Myddelton Square, The Meditatio Centre, London EC1R 1XX

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Muslim Teachers Association AGM

Muslim Teachers Association AGM

13:00 – 17:00 | 11 FEBRUARY
East London Mosque, London E1 1JQ MAP

'Muslim teachers creating a better future' – An opportunity to engage, inspire, inform and network

Aims of this event

  • Hear from experienced educators
  • Be inspired
  • Network with other teachers and share ideas
  • Explore the challenges teachers are facing

Keynote national and international speakers:

  • Sheikh Maurice Irfan Coles – Compassionate Schools CoED Foundation
  • Professor Salim Al-Hassani – President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation
  • Sulaiman Neave – Nida Trust
  • Ashfaque Chowdhury – Chairman of the Association of Muslim Schools
  • Andrea Tuijten – Three Faiths Forum
  • Farid Panjwani – Crème – UCL Institute of Education

Book your place | More information (pdf)

Compassionate wellbeing
Mindfulness Summit
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COMPASSIONATE WELLBEING CONFERENCE
Starting in 2018 Compassionate Wellbeing will be offering annual and bi-annual conferences and study days on the following four topics: Spirituality and Wellbeing; Mindfulness and Compassion; Psychotherapy in the 21st Century and History. Culture. Mind.
More information about Compassionate Wellbeing Conferences
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THE MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION SUMMIT 2018
Starting January 22, 2018
A FREE 10-Day Global Online Event to Transform Yourself, Your Community, and the World with over 30 Leading Spiritual Teachers and Visionaries
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THE MEDITATIO CENTRE

Find out more about the The Meditatio Centre 2018 programme and catch up with the latest news and events.


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Education Forward Conference

Mindfulness in Schools Project
Information, advice & guidance events

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Why mindfulness is beneficial to both teachers and students
  • How MiSP can help you to learn mindfulness, teach mindfully and take mindfulness to your school

EVENTS

  • EDINBURGH EVENT
    2.30pm-5pm | WED 6th DECEMBER
    Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2JL
    REGISTER NOW FOR FREE
  • LONDON EVENT
    2.30pm-5pm | WED 17th JANUARY 2018
    24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD
    REGISTER NOW FOR FREE

Places are limited. If you have any questions, please email: enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org | www.mindfulnessinschools.org

Spiritual Ecology in Action

Spiritual ecology in action!
A special one day confluence

Environmental Peacebuilding
November 11th 2017 | 10:00 - 18:00

In an interweaving of live talks, action-orientated discussion, ritual, music and storytelling, we will explore:

  • Spiritual Ecology in action: We’ll enquire into the meaning of Spiritual Ecology as a worldview and framework, as well as how to apply it in practice.
  • Multiple mediums and perspectives: We’ll engage with the theme  through story, music, film, indigenous music and ritual. We’ll hear from diverse perspectives including voices from the fields of religion, science, art, activism and youth.
  • Challenges and opportunities: We’ll progress thought and practice in this field by reflecting on questions of common concern.
  • Deep diving into specific themes: We’ll dialogue on specific areas of interest such as language, religion, food, sacred activism and more.
  • Taking it home: We’ll reflect on what Spiritual Ecology in action means in our own lives and contexts.
  • Strengthening the movement: We’ll build relationships with others passionate about bringing together spiritual values and environmental and social change-making.

Expect a space that is both nourishing and expanding; contemplative and practical; experiential and inquisitive! It will be a gathering of people of diverse ages, backgrounds, spiritualities and professions.

More information and booking

Education Forward Conference

Mindfulness in Schools Project
invites you to find out more ...

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Why mindfulness is beneficial to both teachers and students
  • How MiSP can help you to learn mindfulness, teach mindfully and take mindfulness to your school

EVENTS

  • LEEDS EVENT
    2.30pm-5pm | WED 4th OCTOBER
    Millenium Room, Carriageworks Theatre, 3c Millenium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
    Book your place
  • PETERBOROUGH EVENT
    2pm-4pm | THURS 5th OCTOBER
    KingsGate Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Peterborough, PE1 4YT
    Book your place
  • EXETER EVENT
    4.30pm-6.30pm | WED 8th NOVEMBER
    The King's School, Cadhay Lane, Ottery Saint Mary, EX11 1RA
    Book your place
  • SWANSEA EVENT
    3pm-5.30pm | WED 15th NOVEMBER
    Mercure Swansea Hotel, Phoenix Way, Swansea, SA7 9EG
    Book your place

Places are limited. If you have any questions, please email: enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org | www.mindfulnessinschools.org

Education Forward Conference

Education Forward Conference

10.30 - 16.30 | Saturday, October 14th
Education Forward is your opportunity to listen, learn, respond and contribute to the movement for positive, optimistic future focussed learning for all.

Speakers including Mick Waters, Hywel Roberts, Debra Kidd, David Price, Ross McGill Madeleine Holt (amongst many others) will share short provocative, informative, insightful and inspirational resumes of their chapters in the soon to be published book Forwards - available on the day. All attendees will then be involved in discussions to challenge, modify and build upon these ideas as we co-create a rich and deep alternative to traditional ways of thinking about schooling.

Tickets: £35 | Eventbrite
Venue: Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre Limited off Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN
More Information: Flyer (pdf)
Email: info@educationforward.co.uk

How to Become a Compassionate Citizen

How to Become a Compassionate Citizen

New Course Starting September 27th
Do you ever feel that life in the city moves so fast that you are always running to catch up? Are there times when you feel overwhelmed by the noise, the crowds and the continuous hustle and bustle? Do you wonder how you, as just one person, can make any kind of difference in these uncertain times?
This course goes to the heart of what it means to live in a modern city and contribute to the greater good. Each of us has the possibility to work with our habits and conditioning to find ways of becoming a truly compassionate citizen.

Start date : 27 September 2017
Duration of the course: the course is six sessions long + an introduction
More Information: Charter for Compassion

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Find out more about the The Meditatio Centre Autumn 2017 programme and catch up with the latest news and events.


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Promoting Health: Public Health's Return to Local Authorities: 4 Years on

CONFERENCE | PROMOTING HEALTH: PUBLIC HEALTH'S RETURN TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES: 4 YEARS ON

Tuesday 4th July. 10.30am-3.30pm. Leeds Beckett University
Conference of value to all interested in health promotion and public health including public health specialists and practitioners, health visitors and school nurses.
Cost: £65 members, £75 non-members, £50 (Acceptance of poster), £25 students.

Content includes: obesity; mental health; accident prevention
Speakers include: Penny Spring; Sheila Merrill
Booking: http://ihpe.org.uk/conference/
More info: Download the flyer (pdf)

Children and young people's mental health - role of education inquiry

PUBLICATION OF REPORT: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH—THE ROLE OF EDUCATION

Pupils should have more time for well-being, say MPs
Schools and colleges struggle to provide adequate time and resource for pupils' well-being, according to the Health and Education Committees in a joint report published today.

As part of a joint inquiry into children and young people's mental health, the Committees found that financial pressures are restricting the provision of mental health services in schools and colleges. The next Government must review the effect of the budget reductions in the education sector, the report adds.

The Committees say an increasing number of education providers are having to cut back on mental health services, such as in-school counsellors, despite a growing prevalence of mental ill health among children and young people. The report notes that half of all cases of mental illness in adult life start before the age of 15 and that one in 10 children aged between 5-16 have had a diagnosed mental disorder.

Resilience, the biology of stress and science of hope


RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE

The film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
Followed by Director Q&A with James Redford and Dr Graham Music, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

SCREENINGS

  • Thursday 27th April | London launch event - Prince Charles Cinema - Q&A with Dr Graham Music & director James Redford.
  • Saturday 29th April | Scottish premiere - Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow - Q&A with director James Redford.
  • 12th & 13th May | London screenings either at or near the Attachment and Trauma Conference.
  • Saturday 20th May | Birmingham screening Odeon Cinema, Broadway. This unfortunately had to be cancelled due to licencing issues, another Birmingham date will hopefully be arranged soon.
Compassion Course Online 2017
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COMPASSION COURSE ONLINE 2017
With Thom Bond, Founder and Director of Education, NYCNVC
Changing Lives for 6 Years, in over 100 Countries,
with more than 14,000 Participants and now in 4 Languages!

"For anyone who is inspired to have more compassion, understanding and harmony in their lives and in our world"

This One Year Course Begins June 21st, 2017 and runs through June 2018
Register
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