I run courses with the intention of creating a supportive, gentle and kind space in which people can learn mindfulness practices. I am passionate about enabling people to bring mindfulness into their everyday lives in a way that is helpful and relevant to them and for them to continue beyond the course for long-term well-being.
I have been running courses for over twelve years, studying on the teacher training pathway with the Mindfulness Network, having done the Teacher Training Retreat Level 1 in 2008. I did the MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) course for myself to help with low mood in 2007 and knew it was what I wanted to teach because it helped me so much! My own practice is a continually evolving process of reflection and learning which in turn informs my teaching role.
I have been teaching people with Parkinson's for over four years, both groups and one-to-ones including the MBCT and Finding Peace in a Frantic World course. I received funding from the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and Parkinson's UK to run an MBCT course in 2019 and the regular maintenance sessions are still offered - please see the Parkinson's page for more info or contact me to find out out more or request the report.
I taught the Mindfulness for Nurturing Parents course parents of children with cystic fibrosis, followed by two years of maintenance sessions. This was funded by Rockinghorse and taught at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton. It was
a research project and the paper can be found here.
I work on a permanent, part-time basis as Supervision & Operational Coordinator for The Mindfulness Network
I also run mindfulness courses for the Adult Community Learning team at East Sussex College Group.