Anni Kuusik

Over the past 5 years I have been deepening my skills and knowledge in teaching mindfulness by attending workshops and trainings offered by OMC, UMASS and CMSC, and applying it by teaching mindfulness in mental health settings, both for patients and healthcare professionals in Estonia. In the last 3 years I have been invited to teach mindfulness workshops and courses in Estonian governmental and private workplaces. I hope that attending OMC Summer School will offer the opportunity to advance my knowledge and skills in teaching mindfulness and compassion practices in different settings, and exchange experiences and strengthen relationships with the community of mindfulness teachers and researchers. I will share the experience of OMC Summer School by continuing to teach mindfulness – in Estonia the development of the local community of mindfulness teachers is much needed in the light of growing interest in mindfulness skills to reduce the suffering and support wellbeing in governmental and private workplaces, and healthcare.