Course Information

CANCELLED: Donation Event: What Happens in Mindfulness - Book launch with John Teasdale

When: 1 Dec 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: John Teasdale, Trish Bartley, Christina Shennan

About the Event:

John Teasdale’s new book, What Happens in Mindfulness, is now available. It is an essential read for all mindfulness-based programme (MBP) teachers.

The writing brings together John’s life work as a cognitive scientist and co-developer of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), with the importance of his contemplative practice to his life and work. John is uniquely positioned to engage in this integration and depth of analysis. He synthesises these ancient and contemporary ways of understanding the human system and communicates how mindfulness addresses the inherent challenges of being human in a way that is accessible and graspable. There is a sense as one reads of a deepening understanding of the familiar and known process of engaging in mindfulness practice.

This expansion of understanding is highly motivational – recognising that what happens within our system when we practice mindfulness inspires us to keep engaged with the practice. It is also hugely resourcing for our work as MBP teachers – the book helps us to build understanding of the underpinnings of MBP teaching which in turn help us to tune our teaching in ways that support our participants to access freedom from the habit patterns that drive distress.

Come and meet John!

Trish Bartley and Christina Shennon will be in conversation with John about his new book on 1 December from 7 – 8.30pm. There will be an opportunity for participants to pose questions for John through the Zoom chat. In addition, a 20% discount code for John's book will be available to those registering for the event.

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: 

Who is the event for:

Anyone who has an interest in mindfulness practice is welcome. 

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

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

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the training away from family distraction. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not on the training 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 Zoom meeting link for the whole training will be sent prior to the start date. 

The Facilitators:

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

Online information:

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

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


Please login via Zoom 7.00 – 8.30 pm 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.
  4. 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 may offer your place to someone else, as places may be limited.

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.