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

I teach MBCT/MBSR mindfulness in Surrey.  I am an Oxford Mindfulness Centre Teaching Partner; and I adhere to the Good Practice Guidance of BAMBA (formerly, the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers).  I came to formal mindfulness after an injury and having to meet the challenges presented by the subsequent medical care and pain. I have taught mindfulness in hospital settings (directly to patients, doctors, healthcare workers and support staff), in schools (teachers, students and support staff), workplaces (all levels) and the community (general public).

Recognition as an
 Oxford Mindfulness Centre Teaching Partner means that I have met all their partnership criteria listed here and made a commitment to contribute to mindfulness research and continuous evaluation of my teaching skills and impact.

Training/workshop experience:
- extensive elements of CMRP Continuing Personal and Professional Development programme (assessment of competence at distinction level)
- professional training retreats with Bangor (TTR1, TTR2 & TTR2)
- training retreat for MBCT with Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- various masterclasses 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
- b!, .bFoundations and Paws b programmes of Mindfulness in Schools Project
- Surrey County Council "Working to Safeguard Children"
- Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA England)
- Expert Patients Programme accredited tutor for "Chronic Disease Self-Management course" and "choosing Self-Management for Life" for long-term health conditions
- CMRP Supervision Training
- all masterclasses of Mindfulness in the Workplace at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (certificate of readiness to teach in the workplace)
- MBCT-L Mindfulness for Life training with Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Sussex Mindfulness Centre
- Sustaining and Deepening Mindfulness for Life training with Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- currently supervised by a lead trainers and CMRP supervisors

Professional registrations:
- Oxford Mindfulness Centre teaching partner
- member of BAMBA (British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (website), formerly the UK Teachers Network Listing (website))
- mindfulness practitioner with the BeMindful campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation (website)
- mindfulness in schools project (MiSP) teacher

Academic experience:
- master's degree in Mindfulness-Based Approaches (distinction).  Thesis: Sustaining mindfulness practice after the 8-week course.

Voluntary work:
- Friends of Bangor Alumni group

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.