At present I am co-teaching a “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” course in Headington Oxford with Tim Stead (husband and author of ‘Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality’).
CHILDREY, Oxfordshire. We will have a taster event at Childrey Village Hall on Sunday 8th April and then run an 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course (MBCT) which will begin on Sunday 29th April. I’m honoured and delighted to be co-teaching the 8 week MBCT course with Conroy Harris, an experienced teacher and associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). We will be doing this with the support of Jan Osborne who has also trained at the OMC.
If you would like to find out more or attend please see details below:
WHY I BEGAN MINDFULNESS
I read Jon Kabat Zinn’s comment that mindfulness was “falling awake”. I decided I wanted to fall awake to the rest of my life however it panned out. After that I discovered that mindfulness is also about compassion and non-judgement and these two elements have transformed my life.
I have had a practice of silent prayer or one sort or another for over 30 years together with regular retreats (once or twice a year) but I began my mindfulness practice in November 2011 when I attended an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) with Kate Carne. (http://mindfulnessworks.co.uk). I continued the practice and then began to attend a local Tuesday drop-in. I joined the team to support this and eventually began to lead mindfulness practices.
In 2017 I completed the Foundation Training for teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC).
I have attended a number of masterclasses at the OMC -In 2015 I attended a masterclass on ‘Compassion’ led by Willem Kuyken and Christina Feldman and in 2016 one on “Mindfulness and Creativity” led by Danny Penman. In 2017 I attended one on ‘Mindfulness and Diversity: Some Thoughts on Teaching, Research and Applications for a More Inclusive and Just World’