Time to Evolve

Lesson Description

Does the climate crisis call for us to stop, or to creatively advance? And does this latest public health crisis give us the opportunity to do both? What role do trainable psychological capacities like mindfulness and compassion have to play in the evolution of our societies?

Instructor: Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is known for her extensive comedy and television interview career. Ruby has studied Psychotherapy and gained her Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford University. These days she promotes understanding of the brain and campaigns for greater mental health awareness and destigmatisation.


Instructor: Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow is director of the world’s first policy institute about mindfulness, which grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians around the world to help them make capacities of mind and heart serious considerations of public policy. He was formerly Business Development Director for the meditation app, Headspace.

Website; The Mindfulness Initiative