Who am I?
I am a mindfulness instructor with a special interest in the provision of mindfulness training 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?
Together with Dr Ruth Collins, I oversee the teaching and training of the OMC’s ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ curriculum. As part of this, I lead the OMC’s provision of mindfulness classes for university students, and support Ruth with the Centre’s provision of mindfulness classes for university staff. Together, Ruth and I are working to expand the delivery and training of the ‘Finding Peace’ curriculum in non-clinical settings. I also teach on the OMC’s MBCT courses for members of the public.
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 program 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.