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The Manchester Mindfulness Festival

October 21, 2023


Following two successful events, we are delighted to announce that the third edition of the Manchester Mindfulness Festival will take place on Saturday 21 October 2023 at the Bridgewater Hall (Barbirolli and Circle Foyer).

Theme: Keeping Mindfulness Relevant

The Manchester Mindfulness Festival is an independently-organised event that aims to serve the community with a rich programme filled with highly informative mindfulness-based talks and workshops, making mindfulness more easily available to everyone and inspiring ripples across the region and beyond.

The festival enables many connections, leading to the creation of community initiatives, creative partnerships, and other projects based on the social application of mindfulness, a practice that often appears as me-centric due to its inward focus but can significantly contribute to a more inclusive world.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Professor Rebecca Crane (Bangor University, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice)

Professor Mark Williams (Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University)

Dr Ken Lunn (Executive Director of The Mindfulness Network)

Dr Phil Startin (overcomingms.org)

Sue Tibbles (overcomingms.org)

Professor Willem Kuyken (Ritblat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science, University Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford)

Imani Nia Sorhaindo, Programme Manager at Mindfulness Network for People of Colour (MNPC)

Melissa James (Singer, Artist, Speaker, Creator of Big Sing & Mental Health Initiative SING4SANE)

Louise Haynes (qualified Mindfulness teacher (MBSR, MBLC, .B) and an IT professional with a background based within the education sector, and PhD Research Student specialising in Mindfulness Contemplation and Digital Technology)

Lucy Woods (MA in teaching mindfulness, MBSR & MBCL teacher, speaker and podcaster)

Official Website: https://www.manchestermindfulnessfestival.com/

Concessions are available. Please do not hesitate to contact:

info@manchestermindfulnessfestival.com or 07884 076 893.

We support OneTreePlanted.org.

ALSO: The Resources Hub at the festival is an opportunity to freely share information about YOUR mindfulness projects for the community. Get in touch for more info.

Event Details

October 21, 2023
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness for life (MBCT-L), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Breathworks, Mindfulness in Schools Programme (MiSP)


The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS United Kingdom
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Teacher Profile

Christoph Spiessens

Christoph Spiessens

Registered Aug 2020
Associate Teacher

Area of Expertise

Wellbeing, anxiety, spirituality, mental health,

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)




Manchester, United Kingdom