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Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 06 September 2018 07:02:51AM 1 point [-]

Lovely meeting you at the EA Hotel Gina :) the importance of this research has been growing on me in the past few weeks, and I’m in full support of your work. Even your short workshop on the topic significantly changed my life (perspectives, behaviour and priorities). I’ll keep an eye and ear out, and just let me know if there’s any way specific way I can help. Also, I’m trying to access the link but it’s broken :(

Comment author: GeorginaGroome 07 September 2018 02:13:00PM 1 point [-]

Hi Lauren

Thank you for your kind words :)

As you may remember, I spent last week at Oxford Mindfulness Centre Summer School being taught by Prof Mark Williams, Prof Willem Kuyken, Chis Cullen and Prof Ruth Baer....their collective experience and teaching was profound. They spoke so eloquently about the confluence of ancient wisdom and modern psychological science and how compassion (for ourselves and others) can be cultivated. I really believe the EA community could be greatly enhanced if everyone made taking care of themselves (and each other) a priority, and there is an emerging evidence base for how best to do this...

I am however running out of time to secure funding as I have to pay tuition and college fees on 1st October.

Sorry the links didn't work - here they are again:-

http://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org.uk/publications/mindful-nation-uk-report

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12671-015-0419-2.pdf