As Breathworks’ Head of Programmes, I oversee the Breathworks mindfulness teacher training programme, supporting trainees to develop and deepen their meditation practice and teaching skills. I also look after the wider programme of Breathworks courses and retreats for the general public, health professionals and established mindfulness teachers, and am enjoying developing our e-learning offer. I also regularly teach Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses in Manchester and online.
I had already been meditating for many years when I came across the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course. I was going through a period of emotional pain and anxiety due to family circumstances, and really needed something to help me cope. I found the Breathworks approach transformational, with its combined emphasis on awareness and compassion - it proved a real turning point for me in my mindfulness practice and life more generally.
I have practised and taught meditation for over twenty years. My background includes teaching, retreat leading, writing, youth work and educational programme development. I enjoy working in contexts as varied as community centres, workplaces, festivals, schools, homes and faith communities.
As well as my work in Manchester, I occasionally offer mindfulness courses and events in Cumbria, Northumberland and south Scotland, plus one-to-one mindfulness teaching via phone or Skype. So, if you would like to discuss options about any of these, please do get in touch.
- Mindfulness for Health courses
- Mindfulness for Stress courses
- Mindfulness in the Workplace
- One to One Sessions