Mindfulness for better sleep
Saturday 23 September 2023, 11.30am to 12.30pm BST
This session explores Elizabeth's passion for good sleep. Having applied mindfulness to cure her own insomnia decades ago, Elizabeth now weaves sleep practices into her teaching in a unique combination mindfulness and scientific discovery. Here, Elizabeth introduces a sleep-related mindfulness practice, and discusses factors that help us get to sleep and stay asleep, and opens up areas for future exploration, as we take steps on a journey towards deep and refreshing sleep.
Suitable for all levels of experience. Open to anyone.
For more on Elizabeth's work on sleep, see here.
Dr Elizabeth English
Dr Elizabeth English began meditating as a student in 1983. Three decades later, she was appointed as Cambridge University’s first ever Mindfulness Practitioner. Her courses are the subject of research published in The Lancet showing significant benefit to students, and are now also offered more widely online (www.elizabethenglish.life). Elizabeth draws on four decades of personal meditation practice and her ordination within a Western Buddhist tradition, as well as her doctoral research at Oxford, where she studied Buddhist meditation texts. She is also a certified teacher of Focusing, Somatic Experiencing and Nonviolent Communication. She spends much of her time singing and writing, both poetry and prose.
In-person lectures at the Sidgwick Site as part of Alumni Festival cost £15 per person.
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