Who am I?
I’m a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC and Mindfulness MBSR trainer. Mindfulness has had a powerful influence on my life whether working with individuals or teams in public or private sector organisations or while I’m rowing on the Thames near our home in Twickenham.
What I do?
After 10 years in corporate advertising working in Cape Town South Africa, I trained as a Psychologist to further my understanding of resilience. While working at the Centre for Wellbeing at the University of Surrey in 2005 I attended my first mindfulness training with Mark Williams at the OMC. Mindfulness combines my passionate belief in addressing the workings of the mind and its connection to the body and acknowledgement of the heart.
In 2011 I established a consultancy, LiveWorkWell as I felt that mindfulness offered huge possibilities in the workplace. To this end, I completed a training in Organisational Change and Consulting through the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations which greatly expanded my awareness of how to embed sustainable change at an organisational level.
In 2016 I co-authored a chapter in the book edited by Margaret Chapman-Clarke, Mindfulness in the Workplace. I was invited to be part of the volunteer panel who contributed to the Mindfulness Initiative’s recommendations on how to implement mindfulness training into organisations. This is one of the initiatives recommended by the All Party Parliamentary Group APPG supporting the development of the Mindful Nation.
In 2018 I became involved with the OMC Mindfulness in Parliament programme and am delivering Mindfulness training for MP’s and Peers as well as their staff.
Earlier in 2019, the OMC announced a new Teacher Partnership Programme initiative. Here we present more information on the programme and invite you to register your interest in becoming a partner.More
Here we are, one decade ending and another starting. We sometimes pause at these transition points to take stock and reformulate our intentions and plans.
At the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre our vision is of a world without the devastating effects of depression. A world where people can live with awareness, wisdom and compassion, and where we all have the possibility of realising our potential and flourishing.More
The OMC is developing a new suite of programmes for new populations and contexts and across the life span to increase the accessibility of MBCT and train the next generation of MBCT teachers. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director to deliver multiple strategic projects across the centre.More