Earlier in my life, after bringing up a family and returning to work, I trained for a career in HR (graduate CIPD) and worked for many years in a wide range of roles, providing advice and support to managers and staff in both the public and private sectors. I retired at the end of 2013.
The practice of mindfulness and meditation has had a sustaining and beneficial impact on my own life, and it is this personal experience which underpins my desire to share these benefits and practices with others.
Before commencing Mindfulness teacher training, I already had an established meditation practice of more than 20 years. I was introduced to meditation through a long term interest in practical philosophy and its links with the London School of Meditation. I continue to be both a student and tutor of practical philosophy classes; the latter being a voluntary role which requires a commitment to consistent practices and meditation. My own practice is also supported by taking time out to attend regular retreats each year.
I have completed a Mindfulness teacher training course with The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University. CMRP is a participating member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations and encourages teachers they train to adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers. An aspect of this is a requirement for teachers to have an ‘in-depth personal experience of all the core meditation practices’.
I have been accepted onto Bangor University's Teacher Training Pathway for Mindfulness and as such I am fully committed to my own ongoing training and development in this field. I also receive regular supervision as part of the Good Practice Guidelines.
I have an accredited Life Coaching Diploma.
Trading as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Change