Mindful Medic was founded in 2017 by James Groves and Will Gao after they met as University College London Medical Students. Experiencing first-hand how Mindfulness has the potential to transform life as a medic for the better, we have developed a passion for training others to spend more time in the present moment. It is our ambition to teach Gold-Standard modern-day-relevant Mindfulness to the next generation of doctors, helping them to live more fully, care more compassionately and develop the tools they need to discover their best selves.
DR. JAMES GROVES
Project Lead London
Project Lead London
DR. NICHOLAS WILLIAMS
Project Lead Manchester
Graduating from UCL in 2019, Nick works as a junior doctor in Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He is pioneering the delivery of Mindful Medic's flagship '30for30' course for doctors in Manchester and beyond.
DR. RUTH SILVERTON
Ruth works as a Nephrology specialty doctor and Medical Education Teaching Fellow, affiliated to Cambridge University and UCL Medical School. She joined Mindful Medic in 2019 and holds a passion for enhancing wellbeing in medical students and doctors.
Learning to practice Mindfulness essentially trains us to spend more time in the present moment and understand what's actually going on in our minds. Those who develop this skill of present-moment living by practicing Mindfulness know first-hand that this training can make stress easier to handle and life a richer and more wonderful experience.
Fine-tune your physiology
Meditation is proven to lower sympathetic drive (the fight-or-flight response). This helps you to relax and cope better with stress, resulting in happier and healthier living.
RESHAPES THE BRAIN
Train your mind
Just as we train ourselves physically, we should train ourselves mentally. Research shows that meditation literally remodels your brain, enhancing memory, concentration and emotional intelligence.
OWN YOUR PRESENT
Live in the moment
It is so easy to get caught up planning for the future or find yourself regretting decisions made in the past. Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves to relax and enjoy the moment we are in.
THE MINDFUL MEDIC 30FOR30
The Mindfulness training course delivered by medics, for medics.
This 30-day journey gives medical students and doctors who are total "Mindfulness beginners" the opportunity to fully experience what Mindfulness is about and to experiment with the effects it can have on their mind and body. We have found that participants will leave the course with an newfound set of skills for living and the tools they need to discover their best selves.
Our intimate group sessions delivered in Central London are the backbone of 30for30. Learn the basics, ask plenty of questions and discover the science behind Mindfulness whilst you share your experience of 30for30 with your fellow participants.
MEASURE YOUR OWN BODY
At Mindful Medic, we believe in science. We are delighted to be partnered with the world-class University College London Physiology Institute and offer participants the unique opportunity to monitor in real-time how their physiology changes as they meditate.
DAILY GUIDED MEDITATIONS
Practice makes perfect. Accessible from any device, each daily 30-minute guided meditation is your personalised guide through the 30for30 course. Sit back and enjoy as you learn to meditate from the comfort of your own home.
THE MINDFUL MEDICS
More than 50 Doctors and Medical Students have completed our bespoke 30-day Mindfulness course.
Meet them here.