Who am I?
I worked in education for much of my adult life, teaching mainly at secondary level and FE level for over 25 years.
I previously worked with the UK charity, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), as Director of Curricula and Training, where my role involved creating, and training teachers to deliver, mindfulness-based programmes for both adults and young people in school and youth settings. I supported the MYRIAD research project in overseeing the training of teachers to deliver the .b mindfulness programme for 11-18 year-olds.
I am a teacher of MBCT and MBSR, having trained at the University of Oxford and Bangor respectively. I have taught mindfulness to adults in a range of settings, including the NHS, Multi-Academy Trusts, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, to clinical and educational psychologists, in universities (University College, Kings, London, University of East Anglia), and on public courses. I have also trained teachers in the UK, Ireland, Thailand and Hong Kong to teach mindfulness-based courses to staff and students in educational and youth-based contexts.
What do I do?
I am the MBCT Lead for the OMC overseeing courses and events offered to those who are new to mindfulness. This includes the 8-week Mindfulness for Life course, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, and the 3-session Introduction to Mindfulness programme.
I am a teacher and trainer for the OMC, and work alongside the team to make mindfulness learning and teacher training as accessible as possible.