Sionic mindfulness webinars

The Sionic learning & development team is delighted to be offering free 15-minute mindfulness drop in sessions to colleagues, clients, stakeholders and their families across the globe

As market-leading experts in people, culture and change, Sionic has over two decades of experience coaching individuals and developing talent and teams in financial firms worldwide.  Today we announce a new, free series of mindfulness webinars not just for our colleagues, clients and contacts but also friends, family and anyone who would like to take part.

Leaders Aran Dadswell and James Carter from Sionic’s Learning & development practice explain:

“Our motivation is simple. While we are unable to cease the suffering caused by COVID-19, perhaps we can create some space in your day to ease it just a little. Positive Psychology’s Founder Martin Seligman proposes that people need to be ‘calm, connected and curious’ in order to flourish. Our hope is that these mindfulness webinars will promote one or more of those elements in your day to help combat stress.”

What is mindfulness? One useful definition is: “Being here not there, and seeing what’s here”

No previous experience of mindfulness is necessary. These sessions are designed with everyone in mind. All of your family members are welcome and your audio function will be muted so you can relax and be present in whatever form suits you best each day. The chat function will be up and running if you choose to comment or ask questions. We’ll do our best to answer questions and respond to comments and you can reach us by email at

From Monday 30 March – Friday 10th July twice daily (8.30am and 3:00pm BST). No pre-registration is necessary – come and join us once to simply try it out or make it a regular part of your new daily working structure, it’s up to you. No two sessions will be exactly alike.

Session 1: Mindfulness drop in 8:30AM BST

Time: Mar 30, 2020 08:30 AM London

Every weekday

Join the Zoom Meeting directly using: 

Meeting ID: 746 511 8515

Session 2: Mindfulness drop in 3:00PM BST

Time: Mar 30, 2020 03:00 PM London

Every weekday

Join the Zoom Meeting directly using: 

Meeting ID: 746 511 8515

Our facilitators include:

Aran Dadswell, Director in Sionic’s Learning & development practice 

Aran is a certified trainer of the WorkplaceMT Mindfulness at Work programme which is based on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. She is a certified trainer of the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MisP) in .b (for 11-18yr olds) and Paws b (for 7-11yr olds), and holds a MSc in Studies in Mindfulness from University of Aberdeen. Aran is also a member of the Mindfulness Association, the British Neuroscience Association and the Mindful Workplace Community.

James Carter, Partner in Sionic’s Learning & development practice 

James’ goal is to help people develop, be more effective, enjoy life and have a bigger impact on the world. Through executive coaching, the design and delivery of transformational learning interventions and consulting on organisational evolution and development, he helps people, teams and organisations achieve this change. With a background of a Masters in Mathematics and 22 years in the financial services industry in a range of different leadership roles, he connects the theory with the context of reality to make the learning stick.

Meet the host

I spent close to two decades in technology in investment banking, subsequently running businesses in Asia and the UK providing executive coaching and training services.