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I am an experienced and versatile teacher of both Mindfulness and Compassion-based Practice; and a UK Mindfulness Network Listed Teacher.
I am also an integrative psychotherapist and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working in mental health for over 5 years, including for the British National Health Service (NHS), the eminent mental health charity Mind, and most recently for New Life Foundation in Thailand.
I teach Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the Breathworks courses Mindfulness of Health (MfH) and Mindfulness for Stress (MfH), as well as assisting the MBSR Teacher Training programme of Mind UK.
I am based in London, United Kingdom, as well as Bangkok and Chiang Rai, Thailand, where I have been the Programme Director of New Life Foundation.
New Life is pioneering therapeutic and wellbeing centre whose approach combines mindfulness and compassion-based practice, yoga, psychotherapy and coaching, the healing power of active connection with the natural world, and therapeutic force of intentional community living.
At New Life, from 24 March to 1 April, I will be co-teaching with Siri Chandler, a residential training course in Mindful Self-Compassion. This course condenses the standard 8-week course into 10 days. Completing this course - equivalent to the 8 weeks - fulfils one of the prerequisites for MSC teacher training. The structure of this course is more spacious than an intensive MSC course: allowing of more time and energy to develop the practices in one's free time and apply them to the immediate daily life environment.
To find out more and apply for the course:
I am also also involved in the conceptual development and content creation of the pioneering new course Radical Self-Care, initially aimed towards those may associate in some way with LGBTQIA+.
This is a research project with City University and its approach draws from psychological and neuroscience research on mindfulness and compassion, such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as the practices of MSC MBSR and MBCT.
Radical Self-Care’s initial focus was on supporting wellbeing and resilience in people within LGBTQIA+ communities, and has also now been trialled for general workforce wellbeing. Radical Caring, a new course evolving Radical Self-Care, is being develop with by myself and others to more expansively think about but caring not just for ourselves and others but also about caring for the Planet as whole and all beings.
Radical Caring, will be co-taught by Raphael and Miia Chambers at New Life Foundation
17-26 August 2020.