toward wholehearted living
We follow the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations and attend regular supervision. We adhere to the core ethic of teaching from our own practice. We are especially excited to explore mindfulness with people from diverse backgrounds.
As registered mental health practitioners, we are trained in a broader range of approaches that could be integrated to meet different challenges. If you are more comfortable with one to one psychological therapy, please do get in touch.
It is important to find out about the people you work with psychologically. We would encourage you to ask questions about how we approach our work, what experiences we bring, and our qualifications.
I’ve engaged in meditative practices for my own health and wellbeing throughout life. My development as a mindfulness teacher however dates back to 2005. Since then I have completed the Centre of Mindfulness Research & Practice at Bangor University Teacher Training Retreats Levels I and II and have participated in workshops and retreats hosted by a number of organisations including the Omega Institute. I am a UK listed mindfulness teacher who follows the Good Practice Guidelines (www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk). Other relevant information about me is that I work part-time as a consultant clinical psychologist at a teaching hospital. I am also qualified as a health psychologist. My PhD, awarded in 1995, was based on research in attitude and behaviour change following a group-based preventative health education intervention in primary care.
I am a clinical psychologist working in the NHS and private sector. I am a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and am registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers. I am committed to bringing mindfulness based psychological approaches to people of all ages. I have undertaken the “Mindfulness in Schools Project” training and have recently been awarded a research grant to evaluate an adapted MBSR course for adolescents with chronic health problems. I have a long standing interest in eating and weight difficulties and in this context make use of both the Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training programme (MB-EAT) and Mindful Eating, Conscious Living (ME-CL) programmes in my work.
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Doyle, J. (Nov 2016 blog). “Mind Hunger: Walking the Talk”.