Who   is teaching?

Ultimately you... but I can also guide your practice and steer you along your path of discovery

I teach MBSR/MBCT mindfulness in Surrey.  I am a registered as a Mindfulness Teacher on the UK Teachers Network Listing (see their website) and an active member of the Friends of Bangor Alumni Group (see their website).  I have completed professional training retreats with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, and the Training Retreat for MBCT with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and adhere to the Good Practice Guidance of the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers. I am trained to teach the .b!, .bFoundations and Paws b programmes of the Mindfulness in Schools Project; and have completed Bangor's Supervision Training course, the 5 core masterclasses for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Workplace Mindfulness and MBCT-L (MBCT for Life) with Sussex and Oxford.  My thesis for the Bangor "Master's in Mindfulness-based Approaches" on sustaining mindfulness practice after the 8-week course contributed to the award of a distinction.

My training prior to that was experiential, as I came to formal mindfulness after an injury and having to meet the challenges presented by the subsequent medical care and chronic pain. I have taught mindfulness in hospital settings relating directly to patients, and have engaged in more formal practice on workshops/training courses with Jon Kabat-Zinn, John Teasdale, Christina Feldman, John Peacock, Michael Chaskalson, Mark Williams, Becca Crane and the team at CMRP Bangor, Susan Kaiser-Greenland, Breathworks and the Mindfulness in Schools team over the years. I am a registered practitioner with the BeMindful campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation (website); and a member of the West Surrey Mindfulness Network (website).  I am currently supervised by a CMRP supervisor.

If you are looking for a Mindfulness Teacher, please do check their credentials!  Ideally they will adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines (website), be supervised, have an on-going personal practice and engage in regular retreats and 'professional development training'.  You may also find this article for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre by Rebecca Crane useful:  How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?

Mindfulness is for all of us. It is a practice for life which helps us all to understand what it is to be human, and something about what that means.