Tuesdays 5.00 – 6.00 pm
This is a drop-in session suitable for total beginners as well as for those who have been meditating for some time. Each session will include some teaching, guided meditation and space for reflection and questions.
Mindfulness is a well-researched, non-religious and effective means for reducing stress, alleviating anxiety and promoting emotional well-being. With practice we learn how to live alongside the challenges we may be experiencing rather than suffering from them, making it a vital practice for living with illness and coming to terms with loss and one’s own mortality.
My personal meditation practice began shortly after a diagnosis of cancer of the throat in 2005 and it is core to a healing journey that is still ongoing. I practised initially in the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. When I moved to Oxfordshire in 2010 I trained to teach with Mark Williams and was an Associate Teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on the public courses and to people living with cancer through the Maggie Centre. I have worked with Yes to Life for 14 years and at the start of the pandemic initiated the launching of Wigwam online. I have always believed in and been passionate about empowering people to find their path to healing.
I am inspired by the belief that we all have the capacity for immense inner change and to live our lives with kindness and ease.
I follow the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations.