Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. Jamie clerks the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians and other decision-makers around the world to help them make trainable capacities of mind and heart serious considerations of public policy and has supported the introduction of mindfulness courses in over 10 national parliaments. He is the author of several publications including Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times and Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out. Jamie was formerly Business Development Director for Headspace and has a background in climate change campaign communications and advertising. Jamie is also a teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition that’s associated with Gaia House, IMS and Spirit Rock retreat centres. His teachers and mentors have included Rob Burbea, Stephen Batchelor and Christina Feldman.
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