Mindfulness in the context of coaching psychology

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally to yourself, others and the world around you. There is now a very considerable body of research – including cutting-edge neuroscience research – that attests to the benefits of mindfulness training in a wide variety of contexts: mental health, oncology, eating disorders, relapse prevention and the justice system. The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommend it as a frontline treatment for relapsing depression. It is being used in organisations to help develop resilience, attention skills and emotional intelligence. There is evidence that where psychotherapists undertake mindfulness training they have better patient outcomes and we would expect a similar effect with mindfulness-trained coaches.

10:30 registration
11:00 start
17:00 end

The day will include:

  • An overview of mindfulness and it’s applications
  • An introduction to the extensive evidence-base for its efficacy
  • A discussion of some of the recent neuroscience research
  • An introduction to a number of mindfulness practices
  • The opportunity to practice mindful coaching in pairs


Facilitator: Michael Chaskalson

Michael is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University, where he teaches a masters module in the Department of Psychology.  He has a masters degree in the clinical applications of mindfulness and more than 35 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines.  A member of the core team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor, Michael’s teaching is both theoretical and practical. Drawing on the latest scientific research, including studies from the field of brain science, his approach fuses that with the ancient art of meditative practice.  Michael has trained a number of the UK’s leading business coaches in mindfulness skills and has worked with people from PricewaterhouseCoopers, AXA PPP, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Scottish Re, Pinsent Masons, Mills & Reeve, The Prudential, Saatchi & Saatchi, the National Health Service, GlaxoSmithKline, the UK’s Home Office and Cabinet Office and several top UK business schools.  His book, the “Mindful Workplace”, was published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012.


Booking information


  • SGCP member: £90 (£75 +VAT)
  • BPS member: £120 (£100 + VAT)
  • Non-member: £140 (105 + VAT)

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call 0116 2529512 for availability after this point.

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  • Receive 4 publications a year and reductions on events and conferences
  • Develop the Special Group and shape the future of Coaching Psycholog
  • Contribute to the development of research in Coaching Psychology
  • Attend, organise and present at conferences, symposia and workshops
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Tue, 03/07/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Special Group in Coaching Psychology, BPS Learning Centre