Thais Requito

Teacher and Trainer

Prior to becoming a mindfulness teacher, I enjoyed a successful career as an executive in multi-national organisations for over 15 years. The challenges of those fast-paced and high-pressure environments led me to practise mindfulness and discover its benefits both personally and professionally. Willing to...

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Silke Rupprecht

Trainer

I work as head of research, evaluation and development at training and consulting company Awaris. Before that, I held research positions as a doctoral researcher at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and Amherst College, M.A. and as a post-doctoral researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen. In my research, I am...

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Jo Cromarty

Teacher and Trainer

I am on Occupational Therapist by training and have worked in various mental health settings within the NHS for many years. Since being a teenager I have developed a meditation practice from within the contemplative tradition. I was first introduced to Mindfulness in 2010 and was privileged to be trained as an...

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Jem Shackleford

Teacher

I am a mindfulness teacher, supervisor and qualified secondary school teacher. It was while living in Taiwan (2001-4) that I became interested in meditation. Later, when I returned to the UK, I began to explore more fully the benefits of mindfulness meditation for people who suffer from recurrent...

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Sophie Zhang

Apprentice Trainer

I had been working for over ten years as lawyer, qualified in China and in the state of New York, USA, till I had the chance to meet, to practice and to fall in love with mindfulness. The path of learning, sharing and teaching MBCT nurtures me and inspires me how vivid, authentic and wise life can...

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Bernat Font-Clos

Retreat Lead

I am a meditation teacher trainee and a postgraduate researcher at the University of Bristol. My dissertation explores the nature of feeling tone (vedanā) and, more specifically, the role of pleasant feeling tones and positive affect in early Buddhist literature. I lead meditation activities online, in Spain,...

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Susie Stead

Teacher

I am a freelance mindfulness teacher, trained and accredited by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and listed with the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), https://bamba.org.uk/. In addition, I have completed introductory cognitive behavioural...

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Isabel Andariza

Teacher and Apprentice Trainer

I’m a psychotherapist, with a master’s in clinical social work who works in a Community Health Centre located at downtown Toronto, Canada. I’m a certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher, trained by Zindel Siegel at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. I’m also a Yoga practitioner...

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Neil Midgley

Teacher and Communications Advisor

First, I was a corporate lawyer, qualifying as a litigator at the City firm of Linklaters in the 1990s. Then I decided to change careers, became a newspaper journalist in the 2000s, and ended up as the media editor of the Daily Telegraph. These high-pressure jobs ultimately caused me to burn out – and...

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Robert Hawkes

Mentor for Teachers in Training

Firstly, my ‘core profession’ is a occupational therapist; a wonderful role enabling the individual to return to ‘function’ after a period of illness, disease or injury. A major feature of OT is helping a person to find and maintain ‘balance’ within life. As an experienced occupational therapist I...

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