Episode 165 :: Jamie Bristow :: Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times

Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow joins us to speak about The Mindfulness Initiative, and their publication Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times.

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Today we’re going to talk about how mindfulness can provide key insights about our choices in response to challenging times.

Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a program of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians around the world to help them make capacities of mind and heart serious considerations of public policy and has supported the introduction of mindfulness training in over 10 national parliaments. He was formerly Business Development Director for Headspace and has a background in climate change campaign communications and advertising.


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