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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Marion Furr

Operations Manager and Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor

Until August 2016, I was Director of Ministerial Business and Parliamentary Accountability at the UK Department of Health (DH) and Chair of the DH Staff Health and Wellbeing programme. After training to teach MBSR and MBCT at Bangor and Oxford, I personally introduced Mindfulness to over 3,000 colleagues at DH...

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Sheila Gill

Teacher

I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor with the UKCP & BACP and a member of the BABCP. I have over twenty years’ experience of working as a psychological therapist in the NHS. I have also worked in an educational context for twelve years including nine years at the London School of Economics. I...

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Bergljot Gjelsvik

Post-doctoral research clinical psychologist

I am a post-doctoral research clinical psychologist and MBCT teacher and trainer with a particular interest in what makes people recurrently suicidal and how we can develop efficient treatments to help people stay well. I hold a Master of Studies degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of...

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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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Debbie Hu

Teacher and Trainer

I am a consultant psychiatrist, specialising in psycho-oncology and child and adolescent psychiatry in a general hospital in the south of Taiwan. I lead the Mindfulness Team in our hospital, which provides MBCT and MSCP for service-users and staff. I am involved in...

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Marie Johansson

Teacher and Trainer

I am a qualified Social Worker, graduating from University of Umea, Sweden in 1979, when I moved to the UK. In 2006, I met Professor Mark Williams and began my training as an MBCT Teacher. I was invited to join Mark’s team and became involved in developing the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). I worked initially as part of...

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Gill Johnson

Teacher

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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Liz Lord

Teacher

Before joining the OMC I worked as a school teacher, SENCO, CAMHS liaison and part of the Senior Leadership Team in a Pupil Health Referral Unit in Salford where I taught mindfulness to pupils and led its’ implementation. Previously I was an Assistant Head at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital school...

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