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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Silke Rupprecht

Trainer

I work as head of research, evaluation and development at training and consulting company Awaris. Before that, I held research positions as a doctoral researcher at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and Amherst College, M.A. and as a post-doctoral researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen. In my research, I am...

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Dylan Schlosberg

Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Board

I am Deputy Chairman and work closely with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to support the OMC in it’s ambitions. I try to draw on my operational and marketing experience as an entrepreneur having started and worked in various digital businesses. I also like to write songs for musical theatre and have been...

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Zindel Segal

International Advisor

Dr. Zindel Segal is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His research has helped to characterize psychological markers of relapse vulnerability to affective...

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Anne Speckens

International Advisor

I am a psychiatrist and cognitive behavioural therapist who has been working with patients with depressive and anxiety disorders since 25 years. I am a professor of psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre since 2006 and founded the Radboudumc Centre for Mindfulness in 2008. What do I...

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Susie Stead

Teacher

I am a freelance mindfulness teacher, trained and accredited by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and listed with the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), https://bamba.org.uk/. In addition, I have completed introductory cognitive behavioural...

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Christina Surawy

Trainer and Course Director - Masters Programme

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

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Tim Sweeney

Trainer

I am a mental health nurse, accredited CBT therapist and an experienced MBCT teacher and trainer. I am employed in Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust as the clinical lead for MBCT. This post involves coordinating and delivering training and supervision of MBCT to IAPT and Secondary Care staff, who...

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Chris Tamdjidi

Trustee and Treasurer

I am Austrian, father of 2, living in Germany with my family.  I studied in the UK and in fact grew up in the English schooling system – so I feel somewhat at home in the UK.  Buddhist practitioner for the last 27 yrs, and passionate watcher of Fiji Rugby Sevens. I work mainly in the field of...

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