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An evaluation of Mindfulness CIC 8 week vision and transformation course focusing on  work-related factors by Elizabeth Sparks PhD and Anjulie Dhillion MSc (2016)

More information to follow.

8 week mindful eating course experiences

Shareena Lal and Elizabeth Sparks (2016)

The purpose of this study was to add to the very limited qualitative literature concerning non-clinical sample (i.e. Smart et al. 2015) through exploring the experiences of participants after taking a mindful eating course.

Work in progress

8 week online course – impact on smoking cessation

We are currently exploring how well the 8 week Vision and Transformation course supports a smoking cessation attempt.

An evaluation of the Vision and Transformation course on the physical heart and compassion.

We have a PhD student investigating the impact of the 8 week vision and transformation course upon on the heart both physically and emotionally, paying attention particularly to compassion.

Research and articles from other institutions and mindfulness providers

Mindfulness for chronic pain

Mindfulness and the Brain

As effective as pills!

The power of concentration

Mindfulness in education

Impact of mindfulness for women in prison

Mindfulness based childbirth

Copenhagen Business School

Mindfulness is effective in developing corporate social responsibility

The Guardian Mindfulness at Work – what are the benefits?

The neurological benefits of mindfulness have been linked to an increase in emotional intelligence, specifically empathy and self regulation. It’s the development of these areas that contributes to our ability to mange conflict and communicate more effectively.

Berkeley education – what we need mindfulness at work

Brain imaging research shows that a half hour of mindfulness meditation a day increases the density of grey matter in parts of the brain associated with memory, stress and empathy. Finally mindfulness seems to increase concentration and focus.

Mindfulness in the workplace – Miami school of medicine

Eight week program effective in clinical and non clinical settings

Mental floss – six benefits of incorporating mindfulness at work

Mindfulness can improve both mental and emotional health.

“If you’re a counsellor or psychotherapist and are looking at increasing your presence in the therapeutic relationship, and/or also developing your own self-care I would highly recommend attending this mindfulness course led by Suryacitta. I’ve learnt to spend more time in the present rather than worrying about the future, or ruminating on the past which is a highly valuable skill in today’s busy and stressful society. This course is professionally run, with useful resources, and Suryacitta illustrates points with a wealth of examples from his experience and personal practice.”


A Mindful Life by

“A Mindful Life focuses on four key concepts: meditation, controlling the overthinking mind, learning to embrace negative emotion, and understanding the meaning of mindful living.”

Happiness and how it happens by

“A perfect beginners handbook. Absolutely spot on and beautifully designed.”

Emma Thompson – Oscar winning actress

Mindfulness and Compassion by

“Suryacitta writes in a way that everyone can understand and relate to. I found his book fascinating and enlightening.”