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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Sharon Hadley

Chief Executive Officer

Working with Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Director, I take joint responsibility for OMC strategic leadership. I am a business person who has been fortunate enough to find a field...

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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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Jon Kabat-Zinn

International Advisor

Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founded the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jon Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding...

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Claire Kelly

MBCT Lead

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,...

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