Who am I?
I am a mindfulness instructor with a special interest in the provision of mindfulness courses in higher education and healthcare settings. I graduated from the MSt in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University in 2016, passing with a Distinction. I previously worked in NHS research, primarily in communications and public engagement.
What do I do?
I am part of a team of OMC teachers, providing 8-week college-based courses for Oxford University students. I also teach on the OMC’s courses for members of the public. The area I wish to develop specifically is the teaching and promotion of mindfulness to support the well-being, self-care, and resilience of future NHS clinicians. I have led mindfulness courses and taster sessions for medical students at Oxford University, and nursing students at Oxford Brookes University, and am very keen to expand this further.
Why I love working at the OMC
The OMC has supported me throughout my mindfulness journey. I took part in my first 8-week MBCT course in Oxford in 2010. The OMC’s weekly sitting group offered me a space to practice and connect with like-minded people. The Masters programme then consolidated my decision to commit to this wonderfully rich, developing field. It only feels natural to continue on with this journey, and it is an absolute privilege to be able to work with, and give what I can back to, a Centre whose work continues to help the lives of so many.