for mindfulness teachers
to support mindfulness teachers in deepening their practice and developing their teaching skills, I provide ...
mindfulness supervision, training and therapy group for mindfulness teachers
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supervision and mentoring for mindfulness teachers
I regard supervision as an opportunity to develop and grow as a mindfulness practitioner: to explore our own practice in the context of what arises through clinical work and our broader experience. I view supervision as a prism through which to reflect on strengths, build on insights, consolidate and develop our approach.
Trained by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor, in supervision skills, I bring this training, together with my clinical experience of mindfulness and of advanced mindfulness teacher training, to the supervisory partnership. I also offer mentoring for experienced teachers developing specific mindfulness projects.
The code of conduct for mindfulness teachers requires that we’re in regular supervision and observe a high level of professional ethics. I'm registered with the Mindfulness Network CIC and offer supervision to those who are in training to teach mindfulness-based approaches and those with mindfulness teaching experience.
monthly mindfulness therapy group for health professionals
A well held group can create a place of trust, where feedback, and sometimes challenge, from others as to how they experience you –and how you experience others – can co-create opportunities for deep and meaningful exploration. It can offer a space in which to deepen your moment-by-moment understanding of:
- your relationships – with friends, family, partners, colleagues and people you connect with in everyday life
- how to listen to yourself
- how to listen to others
- how to express yourself more authentically, more effectively
- what you want from life and how you might bring this into being
Bringing moment-to-moment awareness to how we experience ourselves – and others – can offer a regular, ‘live’ space in which to work, with other people, on things that come up in daily life. Group process can help us explore unresolved issues that continue to surface in group contexts (work, family, social); offer new ways of processing difficult emotions that recur or don’t seem to shift.
A mindfulness therapy group has life-changing potential: we can learn to connect with others and with ourselves at a deeper and more satisfying level. It can be an intense learning experience; an opportunity to work with the defences that so often hold us back in everyday relationships and prevent us sharing ourselves authentically.
The group has been running since September 2013, is currently open to new members and aims to represent diversity of age, gender, race, sexuality and spiritual belief: to contain a wealth of collective experience from which to build and share.
It's desirable that members of the group have done at least one 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT/MBSR or Breathworks) as a participant themselves, and/or have an ongoing mindfulness practice; are already committed to bringing mindfulness into their work – either through specific intervention, indirectly in the form of self-regulation and self care, or in other ways.
Those joining the group are asked to commit to eight initial sessions, with a view, potentially, to ongoing membership.
For you, and others, to get the most out of the process, you’re asked to be active in using the group to learn about yourself and others: to come to all the sessions; be willing to be honest and open about your own feelings, and your in-the-moment experience of others; be willing to listen, and notice moment-by-moment feelings and experience of others in the group; to share what you see, hear, think and feel.
The group's held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (6.00-9.00 pm).
We meet at North London Group Therapy, 9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA: 10-15 minutes' walk from Archway, Finsbury Park and Holloway Road tube stations. Buses 271, 43 and 263 stop close by on the Holloway Road, and the 91 on Hornsey Road.
For the first 8 sessions: £100 deposit, followed by £200 payable a minimum of two weeks before the date of the first meeting you attend.
Continuing members of the group pay a monthly subscription of £37.50.
For more information about payment terms please get in touch.
I have many years’ experience of bringing mindfulness into group work in the public and voluntary sector.
This includes several years’ postgraduate training in group facilitation with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (University of Bangor), with Re-Vision, and ongoing training with Gaie Houston (author of The Little Red Book of Groups).
In addition to being an experienced and qualified therapist and having a longstanding mindfulness and meditation practice, I am committed to the value of group work in effecting change.
training workshops for mindfulness teachers
From time to time I offer inquiry workshops for mindfulness teachers and those who are training to teach mindfulness.
These workshops provide an opportunity to develop understanding and confidence in practising inquiry and other skills central to the teaching of mindfulness-based approaches (MBSR and MBCT).
1- and 2-day workshops for mindfulness teachers
what is involved?
The workshops offer an experiential context for deepening your understanding of, and enhancing your competence in, inquiry and other core elements of mindfulness teaching.
They include opportunities for participants to examine the theories and intentions of MBSR?MBCT through practising inquiry and other teaching skills with fellow mindfulness teachers.
who are the workshops for?
The workshops are especially relevant to teachers of MBSR and MBCT who want to develop their facilitation of the inquiry process in their groups, as well as expand and hone their capacity to listen deeply to themselves and to their course participants.
£90 1-day workshop (£30 deposit)
£180 2-day workshop (£60 deposit)
balance payable one month before date of course/workshop.
venue: usually run in north London, in theHighbury/Islington area.
To register your interest in future workshops, or for more information, please get in touch.
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