James Macdonald

Teacher

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in experiential approaches to therapy. I trained in MBCT at the OMC, starting with the 8 day residential in Ammerdown in 2014, moving on to the Foundation Course in 2015/2016 and finally completing the MSt in MBCT in 2018 (for which I was awarded a distinction)....

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Susan MacPherson

Teacher and Mentor to Teachers in Training

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist and experienced MBCT Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor. I have worked in the NHS in a range of adult mental health services, and also in private practice and university settings. I contribute to the teaching, training, supervision and mentoring...

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Neil Midgley

Teacher and Communications Advisor

First, I was a corporate lawyer, qualifying as a litigator at the City firm of Linklaters in the 1990s. Then I decided to change careers, became a newspaper journalist in the 2000s, and ended up as the media editor of the Daily Telegraph. These high-pressure jobs ultimately caused me to burn out – and...

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Per Norrgren

Teacher and Mentor to teachers in Training

Until 2009, I was an IT executive managing services and delivery of large projects around Europe. However, the stress of the role led me to MBCT and I discovered for myself the huge benefits of mindfulness to transform my life both personally and professionally. After training to teach MBSR and MBCT in...

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Ee Lin Ong

Teacher and Trainer

I am curious human being going through the cycles of life who has had the choice and blessings of encountering psychology, mindfulness and depths of ancient wisdom. I delight in bringing together the strengths to meet needs and contribute to touching into wellbeing within each one of us. What do I...

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Susan Peacock

Trainer

I’m a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC and Mindfulness MBSR trainer.  Mindfulness has had a powerful influence on my life whether working with individuals or teams in public or private sector organisations or while I’m rowing on the Thames near our home in...

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Andy Phee

Teacher and Trainer

I am a mindfulness teacher and supervisor and a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a background in community mental health nursing. I am interested in widening the provision of MBCT and mindfulness-based approaches to people who experience barriers in accessing groups. What do I...

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Pilar Puig

Teacher and Apprentice Trainer

I am a mindfulness teacher based in Barcelona, Spain. I graduated from the Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Oxford in 2020. My struggles with my own nervous system led me to explore the emerging field of trauma-sensitive mindfulness, which has become an area of special interest....

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Jaya Rudgard

Retreat Lead

  Jaya (Karen) Rudgard began meditating in 1984, and from 1996 to 2005 was ordained as a nun in the Thai forest tradition in England at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. She subsequently trained as an Insight Meditation teacher in the USA with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein and has led meditation retreats and...

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