Christina Surawy

Teacher and Trainer

I am a clinical psychologist and accredited BABCP cognitive therapist. I have been involved in teaching, training and researching MBCT with the OMF via the OMC collaboration since 2008 and am particularly interested in developing MBCT for physical health conditions as well as other adaptations including health...

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Tim Sweeney

Trainer

I am an accredited CBT therapist and an MBCT teacher and trainer. I am the MBCT clinical lead for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust. This post involves coordinating and delivering training and supervision of MBCT to IAPT and Secondary Care staff, who work with people experiencing a diverse range...

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Laura Thompson

Workshop Facilitator

I am a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness trainer, teacher, and practitioner. I am licensed in Arizona and Hawaii, and I currently offer mindfulness courses and therapy online. Previously, I was a fellow at Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance in...

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Julia Wallond

Teacher

Julia Wallond has been meditating regularly since 2005.  She undertook some longer 3-month retreat periods in 2011 and 2012 with the support of Rob Burbea (resident teacher at Gaia house). Just prior to this she trained to teach MBCT with Exeter University and since then has taught over 20 courses in a...

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Sian Warriner

Teacher and Trainer

I am a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, trainer, and author. I have had a long career in the NHS with a special interest in perinatal mental health and the provision of mindfulness to support NHS staff. I have an MSc and Clinical Doctorate and trained in MBCT, MBCT-L, Finding Peace and MBCP through the...

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Andrew Waterhouse

Teacher and Mentor to Teachers in Training

I am an occupational therapist working together with people living with dementia and their carers. I have worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings including wards, community mental health teams and also using social and therapeutic horticulture as a means of rehabilitation. Through...

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Tessa Watt

Teacher

I teach MBCT/MBSR to the public and in a range of workplaces. I was co-chair of the Workplace strand of the Mindful Nation UK inquiry.  My books include Mindfulness (Icon)  and Mindful London (Virgin). I have a PhD in History from Cambridge University and have practiced mindfulness for 25...

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Alison Yiangou

Development Director – Training and Curricula. Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor

I am the Development Director – Training and Curricula for the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF). I am also a member of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) Curriculum Development Group. I have an academic background in Psychology (MA Oxon). Most of my working life was spent in a business...

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Peter Yiangou

Teacher, Trustee and Chairman of the Board

As chair of the board of trustees, I work closely with the CEO and fellow board members to provide strategic leadership for the OMF. The pandemic brought with it a significant increase in our operations worldwide and the need to manage growth and structural changes in the organisation while ensuring good governance and sound...

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