Course Information

Donation Event: Journeys with Mindfulness - a research piece on the lived experience of mindfulness

When: 17 Aug 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Chloe Asker, Rebecca Crane

About the event:

Chloe says: The zine ‘Journeys with mindfulness’ is a creative output from my doctoral research, which explored the therapeutic cultures and experiences of mindfulness and meditation. The zine contains six stories from participants about their journeys and experiences with mindfulness. These experiences demonstrate the ways in which mindfulness becomes integrated into the everyday lives of people who practice it, shaping their ways of being in the world and subsequently transforming their lives. I wanted to share these stories more widely and as I grew increasingly frustrated with the bulky and dense format of a doctoral thesis, I sought to create a creative, impactful output from the research that would be short, accessible, enjoyable to read, interactive, and easy to disseminate. This presentation will explore the conception, development and co-production of the zine, alongside presenting research from my doctoral thesis.

Rebecca Crane, Director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, whose work inspired Chloe, will also be joining us to lead short practice.

This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. You are welcome to visit the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all, for more opportunities to practice and learn together: 
The presentation will take place online using Zoom at 12.00 Midday - 1.00pm UK time (BST British Summer Time)

Who is the event for:

Anyone who has an established mindfulness practice is welcome. 

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

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

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the workshop away from family distraction. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not on the event cannot see your screen or hear the audio. 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. 
  • A space for practice, a mat, cushion and blanket may be helpful for your comfort.  

The Facilitators:

Please see the trainers' biographies via the links at the top of this page for more information. 

Online information:

The workshop will take place via Zoom - a weblink and joining instructions will be sent to you before the workshop takes place.

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Please login via Zoom 12.00 Midday - 1.00pm UK time (BST British Summer Time)

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


This event is free to attend. We welcome all donations via the application form and encourage you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches. 
Donations raised from this event will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity's services. As a charity we want to continue to provide free events and opportunities for everyone to access high quality, mindfulness-based training, supervision and retreats; donating today will support someone else to have these same opportunities and allow us to continue offering events of this nature.

The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete the application form and you will be given the option to make a donation via PayPal or card at this stage should you choose to do so.
  2. Application is received and you will be booked onto the event.
  3. We will email you the Zoom link and joining instructions in advance of the event. 

Please add to your safe senders list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can unsubscribe you from further emails about this event.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the event.  

Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.