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Strengths-Based Mindfulness Practice (SBMP)

03 January 2019 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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With Margaret Chapman-Clarke

Mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP) is an integrative, informed approach where the wisdom of Eastern philosophy and Western Science of Positive Psychology converge.

This convergence offers possibilities and potential and is an exciting prospect as an intervention for practitioners concerned with facilitating wellbeing and resilience.

Mindfulness is a quality of awareness that we bring to everyday living. It is a skill, an attitude, and a philosophy which enables us to direct our attention to what is important to us.

Positive psychology, meanwhile is concerned with the science of optimal human functioning, that offers a body of knowledge and toolkit of practices that enable us to flourish and thrive.

The intentions for offering this ‘primer’ are to:

  • Explore where positive, strengths-based psychological approaches, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and self-compassion converge
  • Consider the contributions of Ryan Niemiec (2014), the foremost proponent of mindfulness and character strengths and positive psychology and mindfulness researchers at UEL and LJMU are making to inform developments in the field and relevance to practice
  • Look at how contemporary therapeutic approaches are incorporating mindfulness and positive psychology, such as gestalt (Gold & Zahm, 2018) and strengths-based CBT (Padeskey & Mooney, 2012) and how these inform my MBSP programmes
  • Experience practices drawn from a range of different mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), and positive psychology that I use to identify and build client strengths
  • Signposted to key readings and on-line resources that have served to inform the development of my approach to developing an integrative, informed MBI (Chapman-Clarke, 2016)

BPS London Office,
30 Tabernacle Street,

Nearest tubes: Moorgate (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Northern (City branch) lines) and Old St (Northern Line (City branch)).

Facilitator: Margaret Chapman-Clarke, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MBACP, CSci, HCPC

Margaret Chapman-Clarke is a chartered and registered practitioner psychologist (Occupational); a registered psychotherapist (existential-humanistic) and trained in a range of mindfulness-based approaches in the U.K. and the U.S.

Teachers that have informed her thinking and practice in developing my approach to mindfulness-based strengths practice include:

  • Roger Bretherton & Ryan Niemiec (MBSP)
  • Kristin Neff & Chris Germer (Mindful Self-Compassion) (MSC))
  • Michael Chaskalson (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR))
  • Mark Williams (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT))
  • Erik van den Brink (Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBLC))

Margaret has spoken nationally and internationally and authored several articles and publications in workplace mindfulness, coaching and positive psychology and emotional intelligence.

General Admission (inc VAT) £13.07


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