MONDAY 10th JULY 2017

Clara Strauss is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, mindfulness teacher and Research Lead at the Sussex Mindfulness Centre. Her research focuses on widening access to mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) to those who might not otherwise have access. First, through developing and evaluating MBIs for people who may struggle with the 8-week course because of current mental health difficulties (such as chronic depression, psychosis or obsessive-compulsive disorder Second, through evaluating self-help MBIs as a means of extending the reach of MBIs to those who might not be able or ready to complete the 8-week course ( Along with her collaborators, Clara has recently started to explore the definition and measurement of compassion ( with a view to developing and evaluating interventions that have the potential to enhance compassion for self and others, particularly in healthcare settings.