Inspired by the 1993 Washington DC experiment (see below) that saw thousands of participants use meditation to bring about a more peaceful community, a dynamic group of expert and registered holistic practitioners with a deep and passionate desire to create a grassroots movement of local supported self-care, self responsibility and self awareness practices, organised an Holistic wellbeing event in Nottingham called ThinKNotts. In May 2017 to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, ThinkNottsbrought over 600 people together to enjoy the UK’s first mass meditation, with over 4,500 people visiting the stalls and exhibition throughout the day.
In May 2018, a twinned event with Nottingham and Bristol saw once again, hundreds come together between the two sites. The power of this mass connection was felt by all involved. This is where the broader concept of Moments of Mass Mindfulness (MOMM) was born. We realise the power of bringing people together in their communities or wherever people may be and using meditation and mindfulness practices to connect us at the same time on the same day across the globe. Studies show that meaningful relationships are one of the main sources of happiness. When we come together with a shared intent of peace and harmony, we naturally amplify the coherence within and radiate out into the world.
In May 2019, we co-ordinated a large scale global MOMM.
MOMM took place in 52 countries
10.1k people took part
363 events took place globally
MOMM is a mass expression of Peace in the midst of a world slipping further into separation and conflict, fear and mistrust. It is a demonstration of heart-felt connection and a refusal to be divided.
Sue is a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and recently retired Registered Nurse with over four decades of nursing in clinical care, healthcare management and education. Sue is a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Instructor from The Chopra Centre for Well-being led by founder Dr Deepak Chopra. Sue also completed a one year voluntary position as Health and Well-being Ambassador to The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2015/16, Dr Jas Bilkhu, where the focus was on conversations, collaborations and connections around ‘Co-creating Integrative Care Communities’.
For the last 10 years she has been exploring natural healing modalities from indigenous cultures around the world, their applications to modern day Self Care and the fusion with scientific research from Health Care, also known as Integrative Care.
Irfan Sohail previously held a number of startup and corporate senior executive roles for over 20 years, and now works as an operational change, business transformation consultant and technologist.
Following the diagnosis of a rare tumour condition back in 2015, he was forced to follow a pain management regime of heavy opioids and sporadic physiotherapy sessions to bring his mobility back. Becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of answers from numerous healthcare professionals, Irfan embarked on a personal journey of healing, research and building his own integrative recovery plan. Introducing Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, energy work, nutrition and lifestyle medicine to combat both the psychological and physical impact of his lack of mobility and management of various acute pain symptoms, he was not only able to walk once again, unaided, but flourished both in mind and in body.
Now in full recovery, Irfan works with others to bring forward the differing healing modalities & mind body sciences to a broader audience in a contemporary, accesible and modern context.