Isabel Andariza

Teacher and Trainer - Spanish Programmes

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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Yi-Mei Liu

Teacher - Chinese Programmes

I am a Chinese mindfulness practitioner, MBCT teacher and supervisor with a background in long-term care for ageing, industry and non-profit organization. I benefit from mindfulness practices personally and I am inspired from MBCT courses. I regularly facilitate MBCT...

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Makeda McKenzie

Trustee, Teacher and Trainer

Based in Trinidad & Tobago, I am a former human resource professional and the present-day founder and principal consultant of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute (CMI). After my own experience with workplace burnout and chronic stress, and having benefited tremendously from the mindfulness-based stress...

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Andrew Waterhouse

Teacher and Mentor to Teachers in Training

I am an occupational therapist working together with people living with dementia and their carers. I have worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings including wards, community mental health teams and also using social and therapeutic horticulture as a means of rehabilitation. Through...

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Gill Johnson


I am a mindfulness teacher with a special interest in what encourages and supports people to continue with formal and informal mindfulness practice after the 8-week course.  My master’s thesis for the MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University addressed the potential of interest as a skilful...

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Per Norrgren


Until 2009, I was an IT executive managing services and delivery of large projects around Europe. However, the stress of the role led me to MBCT and I discovered for myself the huge benefits of mindfulness to transform my life both personally and professionally. After training to teach MBSR and MBCT in...

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Linn Brynildsen


As a psychologist and mindfulness teacher, I am passionate about supporting people in finding ways to live with more ease and to flourish. Practising mindfulness offers real and lasting change that enables us to rebalance and navigate our lives towards a greater sense of well-being. It can resource us to feel...

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Kevin Fong

International Advisor & Trainer

I am a mindfulness practitioner who started the mindfulness journey from traditional mindfulness meditation practice, then moving onto learning and teaching MBSR and MBCT. Before becoming a mindfulness teacher, I have a business background working in Asia and Europe for 19...

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