Nadine Andrews - Guest speakers - University of Derby

“Psychological threat, feedback loops and mindfulness: responding to ecological disregulation.”

A talk at the University of Derby by Nadine Andrews, Lancaster University.
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 4.15pm to 5.15pm.
Heap Lecture Theatre, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

Nadine worked in the creative/cultural sector for 20 years in event management, strategic marketing, marketing research and project evaluation before training as a coach and focussing on supporting individuals and organisations to live in more harmonious relationship with nature. Drawing on nature-based and mindfulness-based approaches in her work, she also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses and is undertaking a PhD with HighWire Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University. To find out more visit her blog

What the talk will cover:

The metaphors we typically use reveal our relationship with nature as one of disconnection and separation. In this seminar Nadine will be discussing nature connectedness, with particular focus on influencing factors of psychological threat coping strategies and social conditioning, and proposing a multifunctional role for mindfulness. She will do some mindfulness practice to get an embodied and experiential sense of it, to move beyond merely talking about it.

All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend. Just come along.

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