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 then invited to join Mark’s team and became involved in developing the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). I worked initially as part...

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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 OMF 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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James Macdonald

Teacher

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in experiential approaches to therapy. I trained in MBCT at the OMF, 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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Makeda McKenzie

Teacher, Apprentice Trainer and Zoom Driver

Based in Trinidad & Tobago, I am a former human resource professional and the present-day founder and principal consultant of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute (CMI). After my own experience with workplace burnout and chronic stress, and having benefited tremendously from the mindfulness-based stress...

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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, Supervisor, Mentor and IT and Zoom Co-ordinator

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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