Who am I?

I am a freelance Mindfulness teacher and writer based in Oxford. I teach eight week courses and run residential retreats and quiet days. I teach both the MBCT course for the OMC and a course based on Mark Williams’ and Danny Penman’s book Mindfulness – a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world.

I have had an interest in mental health most of my adult life and started my own journey into Mindfulness when I found that it made a significance difference to how I managed the stresses of my life and to my periods of depression.

I also used to be an Anglican Vicar and so am interested in the relationship between Mindfulness and spirituality of all kinds. The courses and retreats I have run for churches seek to link Mindfulness with Christian spirituality in particular but I also have an interest in spirituality of different faith traditions and the common threads which run through them all.

I have published two books, both with SPCK:

  • Mindfulness and Christian spirituality seeks to offer mindfulness especially to Christians.
  • SEE LOVE BE – mindfulness and the spiritual life is an eight week mindfulness programme with a meditation CD which seeks to explore the idea of spirituality in its more generic and non-dual sense.

Why I love working with the OMC

The OMC is really important to me not only because of the quality of training and supervision they offer but also because of the serious academic research which underpins the whole of the mindfulness project.