Cecilia Shefflin, a mindfulness teacher and facilitator in Ireland, was offered one of our bursaries to attend the 2017 Summer School. Here she describes her background in mindfulness teaching and how the bursary will help her provide MBCT to people affected by cancer.
“The bursary will strengthen my ability to provide the MBCT programme to those affected by cancer.”
Mindfulness teacher and facilitator Cecilia Shefflin is in the final stages of writing her thesis for the MSc of Mindlessness Teaching Approaches from Bangor University. She has been teaching classes to the general population and cancer patients in the South of Ireland for the last 3 years, having completed teacher training for MBCT at Bangor University, and is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Network of Ireland. She undertakes regular CPD, including a Teacher Training Retreat for MBCT for Cancer with Trish Bartley.
She says, “Mindfulness has become integral to my life since 2011, having read The Mindful Way (Williams, Segal and Teasdale, 2007). The cancer support centres I work with are partially government funded but the majority of their funding is done by fundraising. I closely follow the speakers at OMC events and have always wanted the opportunity to attend the Summer School. The bursary will strengthen my ability to provide the MBCT programme to those affected by cancer – my intention is motivated by the evidence which I have seen to date in this population”.
Find out how you can attend the 2017 Summer School, 28 August – 1 September at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.