Who am I?
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 in schools and youth-based contexts.
I have worked in education for much of my adult life, teaching mainly at secondary level and FE level for over 25 years, and supported the MYRIAD project in overseeing the training of teachers to deliver the .b mindfulness programme for 11-18 year-olds.
What do I do?
I continue to teach MBSR and MBCT, including MBCT for Life and the ‘Taking it Further’ programme. I also teach, and train others to teach, the 8-week .b Foundations programme, designed specifically for those working with young people.
In 2012, I joined the UK charity Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) as Director of Curricula and Training, where my role involves creating, and training teachers to deliver, mindfulness-based programmes for both adults and young people in school and youth settings.
I have a particular interest in what it means to ‘teach mindfully’, and how this might potentially transform the experience of teaching and learning for adults and young people.