why practice mindfulness with Lokadhi?
I’m inspired by the capacity of mindfulness to change lives – and love sharing this so others may benefit. A long-standing meditation practice is my bedrock, as well as personal experience of how mindfulness has helped me manage my own chronic ill-health and pain.
I know that mindfulness training is no small undertaking. People often say they appreciate the care and thought I give to creating a warm, relaxed and supportive atmosphere. There's often laughter. And there's space for quietness and reflection.
As an experienced mindfulness practitioner, and trained in teaching mindfulness to an advanced level, I’ve taught mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) courses since 2005 in the voluntary and public sectors.
I also have specialist training in bringing mindfulness into counselling and therapy.
With extensive training in the theoretical framework and teaching of mindfulness of mindfulness-based approaches, I have a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at the University of Bangor, pre-eminent base of mindfulness research and development.
To support my own regular mindfulness practice, I regularly go on retreat; to keep up to date with developments I attend frequent training courses and seminars.
In accordance with the requirements of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and the Mindfulness Network CIC, the bodies which uphold professional and ethical standards, I adhere to the professional guidelines of the CMRP, of NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), and receive ongoing supervision with an experienced registered mindfulness supervisor.
what people say ...
"Thank you, Lokadhi and the team, for an enriching experience and for holding the space in a way that felt open and safe."
"The course was beautifully taught with great sensitivity."
"You're such a skilful and knowledgeable guide and teacher - it's been brilliant!"
"Thank you so much - this has been such a fantastic space and opportunity."
"I've really appreciated the way you've thought about us with loving kindness."
"Lokadhi's approach and style really worked for me - incredibly supportive when I became ill part way through the course."
“Thank you very much for your creativity and honesty.”