Social Change

Mindfulness has a lot to offer people working to promote positive change in society through campaigns, community projects, charity work and policy making. For those working on the front line of human suffering, such as aid workers, and on complex, interconnected issues such as climate change, burnout is a common problem. Mindfulness training can promote resilience, and build capacity to respond effectively in challenging and uncertain situations.

Mindfulness can also help change makers to work through conflict to achieve common goals, communicate more effectively and build better relationships within and between different interest groups. The cognitive benefits of mindfulness – awareness of perceptions and potential biases, and the capacity to see situations and systems clearly – are also very relevant to those working to promote positive social change. 

The Mindfulness and Social Change Network is an independent network which explores the connection between mindfulness approaches and positive social change – particularly in relation to social, economic and environmental justice. This is an increasingly international network which includes mindfulness trainers, academics and those working for social change organisations and movements. If you would like to find out more about the network and their forthcoming workshops and events, contact the network co-ordinators who are Paula Haddock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Luke Wreford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).