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  • MSC Teacher in Training

Hi! I'm Catherine, and I'm passionate about guiding people to develop the capacity to be with themselves in a kinder and more supportive way. I hope I can help you on your journey.

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Catherine is a self-compassion and mindfulness teacher, compassion cultivation mentor and founder of The Self-Compassion Community through which she provides 1-to-1 and group online sessions. She has had a personal mindfulness and meditation practice since 2006. Catherine has an MA Degree with Honours and in addition to her training as a Mindfulness Teacher, she holds Professional Certification in Clinical and Therapeutic Mindfulness for applied use in 1-to-1 session work. Catherine is also an alumni of Compassion Cultivation Training with the Compassion Institute and is a Trained Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and has passionately brought her skillset to scores of teenagers and school staff as a teacher of the MiSP evidence-based 10-week mindfulness curriculum.

Previously, Catherine worked as a child therapist and also provided in-depth parenting support and empowerment services for whole families. She led specialist therapeutic support and learning sessions for mothers based around cultivating mindful self-compassion and strengthening the parent-child connection in parenting.

All these learnings continue to influence her ongoing work of the heart, and she retains a strong special interest in compassionately nurturing women's transition into motherhood and into different seasons of motherhood.

Catherine draws all her rich experience into every interaction, helping people cultivate inner strength and resilience, learn to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding, handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and transform challenging relationships.

She is an accomplished speaker and provider of workshops and talks. She has contributed as a mindfulness and self-compassion expert to many podcasts and a number of mental health books.

Catherine lives in Fife in Scotland, with her husband and two children.

United Kingdom
St Andrews, Scotland

Catherine Kell is a Teacher-in-Training and will be undergoing supervision throughout their first 8-week MSC course in order to meet the pre-requisites to be designated a Trained MSC Teacher.