About Paula Haddock: co-organiser of the mindfulness and social change network, mindfulness trainer and ulex project/ecodharma trainer and advisor.
Paula has been exploring how inner practices can help to support social change work through building personal awareness, resilience and insight. She is a co-founding member of the Mindfulness and Social Change Network, and a co-founding member of the Training Providers Forum, an informal network of non-profit training providers working across the development and humanitarian sector. The forum has been running for five years, sharing best practices in training provision, forming collaborations, and offering yearly workshops to sector on key themes such as M&E of training and building the capacity of local training providers. Paula was INTRAC‘s Training Manager for more than 5 years where she was responsible for managing INTRAC’s broad range of training programmes including tailor-made, open, and blended courses. She has continued her work with INTRAC as an associate and trains on training of trainers, facilitation skills, M&E of training and managing roll outs effectively.
About the event:
We are living in rapidly changing times. How can we take radical action to better care for the world, while also caring for ourselves?
An event by Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Advaya Initiative in partnership with Action for Happiness with an inspiring panel of change-makers. Together we explored what mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness have to do with changing the world.
Asad Rehman (War on Want)
Shamash Alidina (Museum of Happiness)
Alex Nunn (Action for Happiness)
Kara Moses (Rewild Everything)
Paula Haddock (Mindfulness for Social Change)
In today’s world, we are learning more about what can help us to create truly thriving lives and societies, and many people and projects are working towards more positive visions of the future. Yet alongside this, there are so many social, political and environmental challenges facing us that it can feel overwhelming. It can be hard not to become frustrated, demotivated and hopeless.
Through the evening we will ask:
- How can we sustain our activism in the long term?
- How can we maintain the strength to confront the problems of the world, and build new ways of doing things that are better for people and planet?
- What role do practices and topics such as mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness have to do with activism and changing the world?