Who am I?
I teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the OMC and within the voluntary sector. My background was in mental health working as an occupational therapist.
My personal meditation practice began after a diagnosis of cancer of the throat in 2007. It is core to a healing journey that is still ongoing.
After moving with my family to the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, I was fortunate to gain a place on the Masters in MBCT at Oxford University.
I am inspired by the belief that when we are safe and present we all have the capacity for immense inner change and to live our lives with kindness and ease.
What do I do?
As part of the teaching team at Oxford Mindfulness Centre, I teach MBCT on the courses for the public. I regularly teach for the Midweek Sitting Group and Oxford Student Mindfulness Society. I am delighted to be involved in the MYRIAD Trial.
For the last 10 years I have worked for the cancer charity Yes to Life, and am now a Trustee as well as a helpline volunteer and blogger. My passion is to make mindfulness accessible to people living with cancer and I teach workshops and courses for the charities Yes to Life, the Oxford Maggie Centre and Breast Cancer Care.
When I arrived in Oxford I became a founding member of the sangha, or group of people, practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Why I love working for OMC
It feels an immense privilege to work at OMC. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn and grow as a teacher within a group of really inspiring and committed people.