I meet the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses which allows me to be one of the select teachers registered on the UK Mindfulness Network.
(See www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk/pdf/teacher-guidelines.pdf for more information on these important guidelines to ensure that any teacher you work with is appropriately qualified.)
I have trained to teach mindfulness at the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and also with Breathworks. I have also trained with Integrated Mindfulness which specialises in training mindfulness teachers who want to integrate mindfulness teaching into one to one work with clients. I was selected as one of the trainers involved in an Oxford University mindfulness research project (MYRIAD).
I have also trained with .b (Mindfulness in Schools) to teach a specific mindfulness course which is very accessible and is aimed at teenagers (year 9 and upwards). Also with .b (Mindfulness in Schools), I have completed the .b foundation training which allows me to teach a version of the 8 week course which has been specifically designed for teachers (or other adults working with children). (See mindfulnessinschools.org for more information on any of the .b courses).
As a mindfulness trainer for the general public I work on a small group basis (6-15) or a one to one basis.
I find that a regular personal practice has helped to increase my capacity to be in the moment and to approach tasks or difficulties in a calmer, more responsive manner, compared to my former more reactive, more stressful way of living.