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Participant Spotlight: Andy Gibson / Mindapples

Andy Gibson

Andrew Gibson is a writer, entrepreneur and campaigner specialising in culture change and innovation.

He founded the “5-a-day for your mind” campaign, Mindapples, co-founded the education web start-up, School of Everything, and helps organisations innovate and change through his consultancy, Sociability. His most recent book, A Mind for Business (Pearson, 2015) shares practical insights from psychology and neuroscience on how to work smarter and more sustainably.

His current research interests encompass management theory, leadership, psychology, wellbeing, secular spirituality and the future of work. Originally a historian, he’s slowly realising that studying periods of rapid social and cultural change is the ideal preparation for navigating the swirling waters of the information age.

At Deptford Lounge (July 2016) and at Secret Garden Party (July 2016)

How To Be Yourself

Join writer, entrepreneur and campaigner in culture change and innovation, Andy Gibson, in this interactive masterclass that will take you through the history of how people have made sense of their ‘selves’ over the centuries. Andy will share some of the psychological models that are proving effective today in understanding what makes each of us unique and individual, offering a lively introduction to personality and identity to help us know our strengths and weaknesses better so we can all live better together, and as individuals. / / Facebook /  @mindapples


Andy’s Past Events with NOW

Psychologies Magazine Event Series (April 2017)

Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could stop feeling overwhelmed every day and learn to manage your responsibilities and ‘life load’ with more ease, energy and focus? Find practical solutions and inspiration with Andy Gibson, author of A Mind For Business, who specialises in helping people ‘make the most of their minds’ – and will lead this workshop about the three principles of sustained productivity.

You will learn: 

  • How to feel energised and not exhausted
  • Ways to concentrate in a world of distractions
  • How to stay motivated
  • Techniques to sustain your new-found productivity after the event
At Secret Garden Party (July 2015)

Mind, body and soul?

What do we mean when we talk about being ‘spiritual’? Can spirituality lead us to destroy real things in pursuit of imaginary things? How can we appreciate the beauty and wonder of reality? Andy Gibson, founder of Mindapples and author of A Mind for Business, explores how our attitudes to the ‘spiritual’ have changed over the centuries, and explores what spirituality might be – questioning whether it can sometimes take us further away from the here and now, or bring us closer to reality. 

At Deptford Lounge (June 2014):

Master Your Moods

Our moods and emotions affect our wellbeing, behaviour and even how we see the world. Yet most of the time, we aren’t particularly aware of what we are feeling, or how we can manage our moods to stay healthy and effective in our life and work. Andy Gibson, Head Gardener at Mindapples, will be talking us through the basic psychology of mood and emotion, offering a model for tuning into your moods more effectively, and discussing what we can all do to manage our moods to keep ourselves in good emotional health. Mindapples training sessions are currently only being run inside businesses like JP Morgan and L’Oreal, so this is a great opportunity to hear this content in a different context and learn more about your mind and how to use it.

At Secret Garden Party (July 2013) & Wilderness Festival (August 2013):

Mindapples helps each of us reflect on how our actions affect our minds, so that we can take more conscious action to take care of our wellbeing and mental health. We spend so much of our time not noticing how our lifestyles and context affects how we feel. We aim to help people understand themselves and others better, and make more use of our day-to-day opportunities to look after our minds.