The Heartfulness Project is an integrative mind-body training for individuals who have heart issues – emotional and/or physical. Designed initially for those suffering from physical heart conditions, or those at risk. Developed by Dr Maya Campbell, research scientist and mindfulness teacher, the course draws on the lived experience of Maya Campbell who had a heart attack leading to heart failure. Subsequently, she gave evidence at the All Party Parliamentary Select Committee on Heart Failure and argued for the need for greater psychological support for heart patients.
Following on from last year’s masterclass on the Heartfulness Project, we will further explore the key concepts, learnings and skills training which make up the Heartfulness Project in this interactive workshop. In this workshop we will outline Professor Stephan Porge’s Polyvagal Theory and how it relates to heart health and psychopathology; changing the inner critic and cultivating an inner caregiver from Professor Paul Gilbert’s Compassionate Mind training and the Mindful Self Compassion training as well an introduction to how body movement (tai chi) practices all of which can also activate the soothing system and thereby reducing anxiety and depressive symptomology.
Learning Objectives of the Workshop
- Learn more about mindful co-design and new and integrative mind-heart-body approaches
- The Heartfulness Project: – Core teachings and skills training. Integrative approaches to wellbeing
- Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory and Compassionate Mind Training with an emphasis on how it affects the heart (physically and emotionally). How the physiological state impacts on and shapes the experience of the person
- Take home skill from the Heartfulness Project training for self and clients
|10:30||Coffee & Registration|
Maya Campbell is a mindfulness trainer, psychologist and research scientist who came into contact with mindfulness based approaches to health after having experienced major mental and physical health issues over a number of years. Having trained initially as a research scientist in chemistry and physics in the years following a major heart attack in 2009 she went back to study and did a masters in psychology. Upon finding how personally mindfulness practice assisted her in coping with ongoing health issues, she decided to train to teach mindfulness based approaches so to teach others these skills. She did teacher training courses at Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Bangor Mindfulness Centre for Research and Practice (in mindfulness based cognitive therapy and mindfulness based stress reduction) as well teacher training in mindfulness based addiction recovery at the Breathing Space in London. In the past few years she has become interested in compassion focused work and has trained to teach mindful self-compassion with the San Diego Center for Mindfulness.
This event is organised by the Psychotherapy section.
The British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street
If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Prof Ho Law.