season 4


Adapting to challenging times in a world that thrives on separation and isolation with Dawn Lister and Special Guest Karen Atkinson

In this episode, Dawn is joined by longtime friend, teacher and industry friend, Karen Atkinson, CEO of MindfulnessUK. Together they explore the relationship between mindfulness and compassion and the value of self-inquiry, and they discuss adapting to challenging times in a world that thrives on separation and isolation.

Karen Atkinson, CEO of MindfulnessUK, is a mindfulness and compassion expert with three decades of experience. Acclaimed author of “Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice,” Atkinson’s insights have influenced practitioners worldwide. As the creator of the Iceberg Model of Inquiry, she offers a unique framework for exploring consciousness and understanding human experiences. Serving as a former chair of the British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA), Karen has been a driving force in integrating mindfulness into therapy.

Her teachings empower individuals to enhance self-awareness and resilience, while offering themselves the key ingredient of compassion. Karen’s enduring dedication continues to shape mindfulness, inspiring countless individuals on their journey to inner well-being.

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From The Heart is a podcast from Dawn Lister, co-owner of the Dawn Lister Therapy Centre and owner of Anahata Yoga Centre, both in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

This podcast series brings together inspiring people to have deep, profound and meaningful conversations about topical and relevant subjects that matter. With a focus on Spirituality, they share their stories, knowledge, experiences and insights with us through light hearted, kind and honest conversations.

Dawn Lister  (she/her) is a Cranial Sacral Therapist, Massage Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. A creator of courses and workshops as well as a retreat leader, Dawn has run retreats for 26 years and is renowned for her light touch, humour and grounded approach to spirituality. She has worked in the field of complementary therapies for 28 years.

Dawn is a firm believer in the power of the connection, the need we all have to feel heard and seen. She loves finding new ways to help us connect with mother earth, each other, our voice and our collective connection as a source for love and healing in the world.

Follow Dawn Lister on Instagram at @dawnlisterlos and visit

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