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The Urban Mindfulness Foundation CIC

Where we embrace our differences and connect with our common humanity

Mindfulness based EDI consultancy Services

What do we mean by mindfulness based EDI consultancy?
The Founders of the Urban Mindfulness Foundation have been offering environmental consultancy for 23 years and learning the craft of EDI Consultancy for 13 years. This has included our Founders completing two master’s degrees in mindfulness studies that focused on dismantling racism and social inequality collectively.

Through development of this real world working and study experience, we have developed our knowledge, understanding and practice of mindfulness and social justice work that now combines to offer a unique and effective approach to EDI consultancy that is mindfulness-based and rooted in compassionate action for personal and collective tranformation.

From this real world work experience of EDI consultancy to various mindfulness organisations inlcuding those connected and formed within the NHS, we continue to develop a deep understanding of both the challenges faced as well and the sensitivities, resillience, compassionate action and benefits of introducing the JEDI work effectively. Importantly, to offer a clearer focus for this work, the Urban Mindfulness foundation includes Social Justice to its EDI provisions because social justice offers a key ethical foundational element that leads to addressing the much needed social determinants of health. 

We don’t believe in simply drafting or redrafting old EDI policies, EDI strategies and or EDI action plans without taking the care to bring the hearts and minds of those who will be implementing such policies together with the policy or strategy itself. Neither do we believe in implementing EDI policies, EDI strategies or EDI action plans that are not fully informed by those who will be directly impacted and or those who will be the beneficiaries of such policies, strategies nor action plans.

This means we take a ‘both and’ approach to JEDI work that nurtures EDI solidarity utilising both a top down, and bottom up approach that brings together a collaborative vision for collective flourishing.

Summary of our Mindfulness-based EDI consultancy services.

  • Diversity and Inclusion trainings – covering a range of topics delivered mindfully
  • Personal and leadership development trainings rooted in mindfulness
  • PSHE/Inclusion support in school/colleges/university
  • Inclusive Teacher Training
  • EDI Policy, strategy and action plan reviews
  • EDI Policy and strategy development services
  • Mindfulness-based Diversity and Inclusion seminars, guest speakers and facilitators
  • EDI Coaching, mentoring and supervision
  • E learning, video briefings and events

Whilst there is some healthy variance, there is extensive research conducted by thousands of companies, interested in understanding the correlation between improved performance and an organisations diversity that shows the overwhelmingly findings to reveal positive outcomes, with both direct and indirect business benefits achieved that extend beyond the boundaries of the business.

All profits from our EDI consultancy work is directed towards ensuring the ongoing provision of Free context specific and culturally aware mindfulness trainings for those from disadvantaged, underserved and marginalised communities who would not normally be able to access mindfulness trainings due to relatability or costs.