Who am I?
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 MBCT teacher by Prof Mark Williams and Dr Paul Bernard in 2011. It has been a joy to integrate my personal and professional interests.
What do I do?
I am the Manager of a growing Mindfulness Team in a large NHS Mental Health Trust in the North East of England. We provide programmes of MBCT-D for service-users and carers as well as MBCT-L for staff within our Trust and in neighbouring NHS and Social Care organisations. I teach MBCT-D, MBCT-L and the Mindfulness Taking it Further course. I am involved in MBCT teacher training locally and nationally and offer mindful supervision. It is a delight to be a teaching partner and trainer with OMC.