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Newsletter - February 2021

newsletter Feb 07, 2021

Happy February!

Firstly, from all of us at IMEC, we are wishing you and your loved ones hope and courage to face these challenging times which continue to confront the world.

In our January 2021 newsletter we were excited to present to you the 'new' IMEC: 

'The International Meaning Events and Community'

Let's come together to inspire and empower everyone to live a meaningful life.

Alongside our conferences, we will now be hosting a number of different events:

Conferences & Festivals
Workshops & Training
Art & Music
Support Groups
Publications
You can find more information about all these exciting events in this newsletter and at our new website:

www.meaning.org.uk

 


 

Wellbeing Resources

At these challenging times, we want to offer some free resources which may help you through each day.

Yoga with Adriene 

How much time do you dedicate to stillness and inner peace each day?
Regardless of your experience, Adriene's yoga channel offers many guided videos to help you reconnect with yourself 

Wellbeing Tools

What daily practices do you have to help yourself cope with challenges?
wellbeinginfo.org is abundant with free resources for self-care, including useful apps, tools, and information

My Modern Met

When's the last time you picked up a paintbrush and let your worries go?
We are always inspired to see the magnificent art projects exhibited on this site!

 


 

Conferences & Festivals

Learn how the new science of sleeping, breathing and walking can help you thrive in day to day life at the upcoming The Weekend University conference on February 28th 2021

A Day on Optimal Wellbeing

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT now available.
Ticket prices include life-time access to the recordings of each talk.

  • The Neuroscience of Optimal Sleep; the cutting-edge research underpinning why we sleep, why it is even more important than you think it is, how we mess it up, and how to optimise your sleeping patterns so you can thrive in your daily life – Professor Vincent Walsh (University College London)
  • Walking: The Superpower of Wellbeing; the surprising science behind walking and optimal brain health, why it's so good for us, and the powerful impact it can have on our mental and physical wellbeing – Professor Shane O’Mara (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • The Healing Power of the Breath; how evidence-based breathing practices can alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma, and how you can use the 'Breath-Body-Mind' approach for greater mental clarity, energy and performance - Dr Patricia Gerbarg (New York Medical College) & Dr Richard Brown (Columbia University, NY)

 


 

A Festival of Hope & Despair

“Both hope and despair can be blind.
Therefore, we should not ask whether it is better to hope or to despair about our world, but whether we dare to open our eyes.”
- Joel Vos

Join us at our Festival of Hope and Despair in Spring 2021 (date TBC)! We warmly welcome you, your hopes and desperations, at three days of lectures, workshops, music, art, support groups, fun and connections. Listen to world-leading psychologists, philosophers, politicians, biologists and other experts. Share your own thoughts and feelings, and develop your self-insight, during our support groups. Build your professional skills as therapist, researcher, coach, counsellor or other practitioner in one of our many workshops. Get inspired by our music and art events, and express yourself!

Please share your own inspiration by giving a lecture, workshop, concert, art or social events!

We will be opening for abstract submissions soon!

 


 

Workshops & Training

IMEC now offers high quality training and workshops to help individuals live a more meaningful life, and to train professionals to offer meaningful help and to conduct meaningful research. 

Want to get involved?
If you are interested in giving a training, please contact us!

Recommended Courses from our Partners:

Accredited Certificate in Integrative Coaching - School of Positive Transformation
Including Yannick Jacob from our IMEC Scientific Committee 

 


 

Support Groups

How are you coping with the current times?

IMEC support groups (previously: MentalHealth4All) seek to create a Safe Space for everyone to slip past the labels and boxes that society has placed us in, to come together in solidarity, and share worries or hopes about the future for the society we live in. 

In our weekly support meetings which are hosted via Zoom each Wednesday at 7pm UK Time, we can share any thoughts and feelings, whether they are related to what is going on in society or not. 

The main aim is to organise a space where everyone can voice themselves -or be silent and listen-, be actively heard and understood with empathy, and feel supported by each other. We grow and develop ourselves together with each other. 

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