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Mark Williams in Conversation with Rebecca Crane

July 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

We warmly invite you to join us to celebrate 20 years of mindfulness at Bangor University through a series of monthly online events, talks and shared reflections, hosted by the Mindfulness Network.

The Mindfulness Centre at Bangor University was founded 20 years ago by Mark Williams, following his leadership there in developing MBCT. Over the last two decades, the centre has been at the forefront in the emergence of the field of mindfulness-based teaching, training, and research. This series of events celebrates the centre’s pioneering work. It also provides an opportunity to launch the new ‘Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers’ book – which is an edited gathering of 20 years’ work by the Bangor University training team. The book brings together in one volume a wealth of resources to accompany the mindfulness-based teacher on their training journey. It will be also be a much-needed reference for established teachers.

Each event will offer an opportunity to update current practice in a range of areas, and to gain a perspective on the evolving development process we are all part of. It will also enable us to come together as a community to support and nourish each other in our life and work.

During this talk Mark will be invited to reflect back on his life’s work in the field of Clinical Psychology. What were the threads that led to his focus on depression and suicidality? How did this evolve towards the development of MBCT? How did the field and his colleagues respond to the introduction of mindfulness as a potential methodology for depression prevention? How was it for him personally to take his work in the direction of mindfulness? Over 20 years on from the publication of the first trial of MBCT, the field of mindfulness-based research and practice has expanded exponentially – as he looks back at these developments, what does he see as the strengths and weaknesses of this body of work? Looking forward to the next phase of development, what are the potential opportunities and threats?

The workshop will take place online using Zoom.

Event Details

July 27, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
Anyone who has an established mindfulness practice is welcome.
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This event will be taught by:
Mark Williams, Rebecca Crane

Partner Profile

The Mindfulness Network

The Mindfulness Network

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Mindfulness Network is a registered charity. We serve the mindfulness community and general public through supervision, retreats and training courses. By developing mindfulness and compassion both internally and through our services, the Mindfulness Network has the intention to reduce/alleviate human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people, communities and the planet, can flourish. We offer a network of services that are supportive to the visions of the UK university centres, but which sit more easily in a not-for-profit company. We aim to bring together highly-trained mindfulness-based supervisors, retreat leaders and teacher trainers who all work within Good Practice Standards set out by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).


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