2 hours - talk and book signing
We are delighted to host Mark Williams and Danny Penman as they introduce their new book – Deeper Mindfulness: The New Way to Rediscover Calm in a Chaotic World. Mark and Danny will offer a talk for an hour to introduce their new book and programme, afterwards there will be light refreshments and both Mark and Danny will be available to sign a copy of the new book which will be provided as part of the attendance fee. Due to the venue – places on this event are limited, this event will be in-person only.
Use the hidden foundations of mindfulness to rediscover calm and reclaim your life in our chaotic world
There are moments in life that decide your fate. They ripple into the future and dictate how you experience the world in the moments that follow; either positive and uplifting, dark and chaotic, or flat and dull.
What if you could recognise these moments before they seized control of your life? What if you could use them to set sail for a better future? What if all moments, big and small, could be harnessed this way
In Deeper Mindfulness, Oxford Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman reunite to present a new eight-week guided meditation programme that takes mindfulness to the next level. Deeper Mindfulness reveals how the latest advances in neuroscience, combined with millennia old wisdom, can be used to transform your life. These discoveries open the doors to a deeper layer of mindfulness known as the ‘feeling tone’. This sets the ‘background colour’ that tinges your entire experience of life. It is also the tipping point from which you can reclaim your life in an increasingly stressful and chaotic world.
Proven effective at treating anxiety, stress and depression, the practices in Deeper Mindfulness offer a new and more fruitful direction for both novice and experienced meditators. It also allows the rest of us to approach life with renewed strength, vigour and equanimity.
Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. With Zindel Segal and John Teasdale he co-developed mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), is co-author of Mindfulness: Finding peace in a Frantic World, and The Mindful Way Workbook and author of Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and the Suicidal Mind.
He continues to train mindfulness teachers for Oxford Mindfulness and other centres worldwide. His current focus is exploring new gateways into mindfulness that will sustain and deepen practice. His book with Danny Penman Deeper Mindfulness (Piatkus 2023) reveals how awareness of feeling tone (vedana) can transform practice for both novice and experienced practitioners.
Dr. Danny Penman is a meditation teacher and author. He is co-author, with Mark Williams, of the international bestseller Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World. In 2014, he jointly won the British Medical Association’s Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States, and his work has appeared in the Daily Mail, the Guardian and New Scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry.