Course Information

Workshop: Equality Diversity and Inclusion

When: 30 Nov 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Bethan Roberts, Sarah Millband

At the heart of teaching Mindfulness Based Programmes is an engagement with the reality of suffering. This one-day workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on how exclusion and discrimination can cause suffering, a space to consider our responsibilities as supervisors and teachers, and to explore together what we can do to be more inclusive and how we can actively promote equality and diversity.

Learning Intentions:

  • Reflecting upon and raising awareness of the impact of exclusion, discrimination and stigma
  • Improving understanding of the Equality Act which seeks to protect individuals from unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Identifying which ‘characteristics’ are ‘protected’ and the types of discrimination and harassment which are unlawful
  • Considering how to actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the mindfulness field
  • Recognising the importance of raising awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion issues with our supervisees

Who is the training for:

This training is suitable for anyone working within the mindfulness field including teachers (new and established), trainers, supervisors, retreat leaders, mentors and administrators.

What is involved:

We will engage in storytelling, some active learning exercises as well as discuss case studies of situations which could arise in our work as mindfulness teachers, supervisors and retreat leads. We will also have the opportunity to explore what practical action we can take to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

What are the requirements to attend:

Involvement in teaching mindfulness or dharma-based approaches and an interest in exploring equality, diversity and inclusion.

Participants must commit to the entire online training. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unable to negotiate late arrivals or early leaving. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.

What to bring/wear:

Please wear comfy clothing with layers. Mats, cushions, stools would be helpful to have available to support your practice space at home.

The trainer:

This training is being offered by Bethan Roberts. Bethan teaches mindfulness and is part of Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice / Mindfulness Network Training Team and is a Mindfulness Network supervisor. Bethan is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and delivers various training on mental health and wellbeing, mainly within workplaces. She has a long background in the equality, diversity and inclusion field, spending 15 years working for three statutory equality commissions managing research, managing casework and delivering training, and subsequently another decade working as an associate for ‘Diverse Cymru’.


This will be an online event - a zoom link will be sent prior to the start date. 

In order to participate in the training, you will need:

    • A room where you can close the door and engage in the training away from family distraction. It may be helpful to use headphones.
    • Log in via a computer which is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices to log in.
    • When you are not speaking, please turn on mute to reduce background noise.


The workshop runs from 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Please note the times are in GMT 

All times are UK. If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone. 

Our rates:

Our full rates have no hidden extras.

Standard rate - £100

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until three months before the event starts. If it is less than three months before the start date of the event, please get in touch to discuss if an application is possible.  When applying for a bursary-assisted place, please first register on the event and select the fee ‘I’m applying for a bursary-assisted place’. Once you have registered for the event you will also need to complete and return a bursary application form.  

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The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  • We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.
  • Upon offering you a place we will then invoice for the full amount.
  • Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
  • We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time. We will ensure that your query reaches the correct person.

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