Mindfulness and Resilience

The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast

04-10-2023 • 31 mins

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Mindfulness and Resilience, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno from the University of Exeter to discuss what mindfulness and resilience are and how they are connected, how we can build resilience to a high level and learn to embrace challenges and how Inma’s experiences working in the Kenyan prison system have informed her approach.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Sarah Coope. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.

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Thank you for listening, see you next time!

Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated

Dr. Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno Profile – Dr. Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno (PhD, MA, MSc, BA) is a world-leading social scientist in social identity research.  Her work using the social identity approach has challenged and expanded the fields of creativity and mindfulness, and research on both areas has been published in 4* and 3* journals. She led systemic change in the Kenyan Prison Services (4* impact case study) using research on social identity and mindfulness.  She developed innovative and unique leadership development tools and processes which are embedded in her teaching and impact work. She developed as well as accredited leadership programmes. She engages with practitioners offering them a new way of looking at themselves and opening their eyes to new ways of leading. For the last 5 years, she has investigated what factors predict resilience and two key factors are related to mindfulness and social identity.

Resilience Alive – The Resilience Alive website. More information coming soon!

Inma’s Teams Work in Kenya – In April 2015, a psychologist from the University of Exeter Business School (Inma) planted the seed of Mindfulness by training the Director of Rehabilitation (Mary) and 5 prison governors (Patrick, Olivia, Aggrey, Bison and another Patrick). A few months later she went to Kenya and did some more training within 4 institutions. She was then supported by a small team in Exeter (Emma, Michelle, Leonie and Jayne among others), a team in the African Prisons Project (Matteo and Hamisi among others)