Yi-Mei Liu

Teacher - Chinese Programmes

I am a Chinese mindfulness practitioner, MBCT teacher and supervisor with a background in long-term care for ageing, industry and non-profit organization. I benefit from mindfulness practices personally and I am inspired from MBCT courses. I regularly facilitate MBCT...

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Liz Lord

Master's tutor, researcher, teacher, trainer and supervisor

Who Am I and what do I do? I am currently a tutor on the MSt in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Oxford. Since 2015 I have been a senior researcher in the Dept of Psychiatry, working on the MYRIAD project which has been investigating all aspects of mindfulness in...

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Gemma Lush

Training Programmes Administrator

I have previous administrative experience from the health, education, and travel sectors, and am now the administrator responsible for Learn and Teach events at the OMF. I take care of administration relating to the 12-month Teacher Training Programme, international...

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S. Helen Ma

International Colleague - China

I have worked as a clinical psychologist in the health care field for many years, offering MBSR and MBCT to patients and healthcare professionals. I founded the Hong Kong Centre for Mindfulness. Previously I was a MBCT teacher and trainer for the Oxford team,...

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James Macdonald


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

Trustee, Teacher and Trainer

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 Support

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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