Introducing Movement & the Mind: A Pioneering Interactive Conference
A virtual conference recognising, exploring, and celebrating the connections between mind, body, and planet.
Visit the our dedicated website and register here to confirm your place.
Active Devon is working with GP and medical educationalist Dr Lucy Loveday to host Movement & the Mind, a one-day international, interactive event. It will recognise, explore and celebrate the connections between mind, body and planet.
The virtual conference will take place on Friday 18 June 2021. Delegates will hear from a global community of experts, adventurers and advocates. There will also be leaders from across many disciplines, These include medicine, psychiatry, psychology, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, neuroscience, mindfulness and movement.
Inspired by the true story of her father’s journey with severe depression to recovery and now the unfortunate reality of relapse, exacerbated by lockdown and the challenges of the past 12 months, founder of Movement & The Mind Dr Lucy Loveday will lead this one-day journey of discovery.
Dr Lucy Loveday said:
“When I was 11 years old, my dad was hospitalised by a severe mental health crisis. He was rendered almost unresponsive by depression, but over the years I observed him transform his health through running. It offered him solace and a sense of freedom, and he’s since run several marathons.”
“Driven by a curiosity to understand how movement benefits the mind, as well as the science behind positive psychology and mindfulness for human performance, I embarked on a journey of discovery. Through countless inspiring conversations along the way, I’ve learned that dad isn’t alone.”
“Movement & the Mind is the culmination of this dynamic and evolving journey. It means so much to help bring people together for this critically important conversation, and, in a small way, to help put movement at the centre of the mainstream healthcare agenda.”
Hosting this pioneering day, Matt Evans, Active Devon Chief Executive, said:
“Active Devon is a community-focused, non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and supporting Devon to be active. We believe movement is central to living healthier, happier, and more connected lives, regardless of age, ability, or background.”
“Having previously collaborated with Dr Lucy Loveday to support the social prescribing agenda in Devon, we are delighted to be partnering again, this time to host the 2021 Movement & the Mind virtual conference.”
Resources generated by this event will support local initiatives using physical activity, sport, and movement to positively impact the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Devon.
For further information visit movementandthemind.co.uk and follow Dr Lucy Loveday on social media using @drlucyloveday. Conference places are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.
Complete list of speakers and contributors:
Dr Lucy Loveday
GP and Medical Educationalist and founder of Movement and the Mind @drlucyloveday
Dr Simon Rosenbaum
Exercise Physiologist, Associate Professor and Scientia Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and Director at ESSA and ASTSS
Dr Brendon Stubbs
Highly Cited Researcher and Head of Physiotherapy at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacist, Philanthropist and Founder of Exercise Works!
Buddhist Monk, Meditation Teacher, Author, and Speaker
Physiologist, Researcher, and Director of Research & Evaluation at Smiling Mind
Dr Ben Martynoga
Neuroscientist, Science Writer, and Author of The Virus
Science journalist and author of Move! The New Science of Body Over Mind
Lead Coach at Stormbreak
Lecturer, Swimmer, Photographer, and Founder of Tonic of the Sea
Dr Charlotte Marriott
Consultant Psychiatrist and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician
Joy Encourager, Mid-Life Adventurer, and Beach Cleaner
Dr Bernadette Dancy
Health Coach, Lifestyle Changes for Stress Management Specialist, and Co-Founder of RunWell
Movement Coach, Researcher, Author, and Founder of the Primal Play Method™
Psychotherapist and Founder of Dynamic Running Therapy
Dr Amit Arora
Physician, Geriatrician, Researcher, Regional Clinical Director, and Aging Specialist at the National Institute for Health Research
Pilates Teacher, Post-Natal Specialist, and Founder of the Mother of All Movement Podcast
Dr Amit Mistry
Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the Sport and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Helen Garr
The Wellbeing GP, Deputy Director of NHS Practitioner Health, and Physical Activity Clinical Champion at Public Health England
Adventurer, Ultra Runner, Speaker, Author, and Founding Director of Mind Over Mountains
Founder of StreetGym® and Motion to Mind™
Dr Anna Huette
GP, Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, Health Coach, and Yoga Teacher
Dr Joseph Firth
Widely Published Academic and Expert on the Role of Digital Technologies on Physical Activity and Mental Health
Fitness, Wellness & Walking Expert and Creator & Founder WalkActive
Visual Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Facilitator