Homerton Changemakers Lent Term Virtual Residential: Mind Management


Mind Management: Creating Change from Within, A Virtual Residential, 23-24 March 2022

'All the references I write for students, whether for further study or employment, ask about self-management powers essentially.'

Dr Frankie Moore, Homerton College

This Virtual Residential focuses on mind management for the modern world. Many of us have busy, stressful lives and we also face huge planetary challenges in the form of climate emergency and pandemic disease. A major part of succeeding in this world -and making positive, profound change- is how you manage your perspectives & emotions, your thought-processes & internal narratives.

This 2-day residential invites you to explore the human mind, how it works and how it has been understood and managed by humans through time. A series of guest faculty will help you explore how minds work at both and individual and societal level. We’ll look at the history of limiting assumptions which can inhibit social change and the ways in which they are embedded -and overcome- in everyday life. We’ll explore the powerful impact adjusting our self-awareness and self-talk can have. There will also be the opportunity to explore tools and techniques for safeguarding our mental health. With the guidance of experts, we’ll look at how to overcome challenges that seem huge by starting small.

As always, Changemakers does not promise answers, but works to develop and challenge your thinking, assumptions and questions. You’ll get to do this via hands on experience and access to experienced coaches and guest teachers.

Curated by Dr Alison Wood & Dr Francesca Moore 

Confirmed Faculty:

Stephanie Cullen, Elite performance coach, Oxford Rowing Blue and business executive. 

Anna Conway-Morris, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at CPFT

Swapnil Gaikwad, Educator, counselor, facilitator, artist. Flourishing Minds Foundation, India

Professor David Belin, Neuroscience & Psychology, Cambridge (and Homerton Fellow)


Applications are closed

How it works:

During this residential you’ll encounter intense teaching sessions; small and large group discussions; your own coaching circle; panel conversations; focused self-reflection; extensive online resources and references; and opportunities to meet with first-rate guest teachers: policy experts, athletes,  

You’ll also have access to a suite of Changemaker online materials and chat channel, available for the rest of the calendar year. The programme will be taught via Zoom and Teams.

* Pre-sessional work and virtual introductions opens on the week of 14 March, including meeting your coaching circles (5-6 fellow participants in each group).

* NOTE: You’ll be asked to arrange a 70-minute session with your coaching circle between the 14th and 21st of March 2022. Please make sure you have a couple of windows in there in which to meet.

Both days will run:

10 am-1 pm online
1-4 pm primarily offline to read materials and articles (with 70-minute coaching circle tba amongst your group members)
4-5.30pm online
with an evening session 7.30-9.30 pm on 23rd March

Join a select group of fellow Homerton students, world-class programme teachers, mentors and coaches for a 2-day deep-dive into understanding your mind


Places are limited & awarded by application
The residential is open to all students at Homerton College and recent leavers (<5yrs).
Applications include a 3-5 line statement about why you want to participate and what you hope to learn from the programme.
*Previous attendees at Virtual Residentials do not need to include the statement but will still need to register via the APPLY page


Applications due: 6 March 2022, 5pm
Notifications: the week of 14th March


A note on your involvement

The programme is intentionally intensive and immersive, designed to maximise the depth of experience and the insights you will gain. We ask that you commit to participating fully during the two days and the pre-session Coaching Circle Group meeting the week before.

Not all of the work will be online - and there will be breaks! - but the benefits you gain will be truly concomitant with what you put in. Please keep this in mind.


During the Residential

You will be asked to complete a journal (either video, visual, text or combination of the above) during the two days. There will also be a daily reflection to engage with around the sessions.

You will need access to a computer, stable wifi or phone connection, and ideally somewhere that is sufficiently quiet so you can concentrate on sometimes personal matters. If equipment and/or space is likely to be problematic, please get in touch with us.

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