(MBSR, MBCT, ME-CL, The Present)
Registered Teacher with the Mindfulness Teachers Network UK
RMN(retired), BS(c)Hons, Post Grad(dip) CMRP, Certificate of Competence in teaching Mindfulness Based Interventions.
Jean’s professional background is in mental health nursing in the NHS. She trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, working with people with complex needs where she was first introduced to mindfulness as a health intervention.Since 2001 she has been teaching Mindfulness both in the NHS and privately, developing this further by training on the Masters Programme at Bangor University, the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice which has international links and expertise. Much of Jean’s work has involved working with groups, enabling participants to feel safe and work with confidence. She has also experience of running retreats with other mindfulness teachers.
Jean is keen to share the benefits of mindfulness. She is committed to ongoing personal practice, professional training and increasing the skills she can bring to mindfulness teaching.
Jean is registered on the UK Teachers Network Listing:
Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
RMN (retired), Trained MSC teacher (CMSC in San Diego)
Sonia worked as mental health nurse in the NHS for the whole of her career, developing relationships with clients and their families in very difficult circumstances. The job required an all round holistic knowledge of health and well being to meet peoples needs, requiring good interpersonal skills and compassionate responses. Another transferable skill was running groups, working with the dynamics and supporting carers.
She has been teaching mindfulness alongside Jean at Malvern Mindfulness since 2013 and in 2016 became a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion in San Diego, USA.
Sonia has personally enjoyed pursuing her interest in yoga and meditation since the age of 22 and is delighted that there is now scientific research supporting the benefits of mindfulness which encourages more people to enjoy its benefits. Sonia has gained personal benefit from practicing mindfulness especially from the practice of mindful self-compassion.
Besides practicing meditation since 1988, Teresa has been teaching the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course in Portugal since 2015 and the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living 8-week course since 2018.
Teresa has an extensive background in performing arts, being an internationally recognised dancer/ teacher/ choreographer during the past 3 decades.
As the practice of mindfulness began gradually and yet powerfully to transform her life, she shifted her professional focus to teaching mindfulness-based programmes in different social contexts.
She holds a Master’s degree in Pedagogy and Movement Research and she is currently enrolled in the Masters Programme in Mindful-based Approaches offered by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University (UK).
Her approach emphasises safety and self-compassion while guiding people to build resilience and a healthier relation to life.
Jill Scott (Whitehall)
Jill Scott (Whitehall) MSc RD MBDA Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant. Mindful Self-Compassion teacher in training
Jill is a Registered Dietitian and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher in training. With a background in the NHS, she has over 30 years’ experience of working in the fields of nutrition, health and wellbeing. She has particular experience of facilitating groups in a range of healthcare settings.
Jill currently works part time for Macmillan Cancer Support, developing and delivering courses to support people affected by cancer to live as well as they can. She has a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and over the last 6 years, has experienced for herself, the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice, specifically Mindful Self-Compassion, in strengthening her own resilience.
With her professional background and experience of working with groups to facilitate lifestyle change, Jill is passionate about sharing the core principles and practices of Mindful Self- Compassion with others in a safe environment.
Tel: 07976 015096
Angie worked for the NHS for many years and then developed health problems, it was at this time that she discovered the benefits of sound healing. Like many she found “mind chatter” difficult to turn off when meditating but the sound of the gong helped with this along with improving her energy and leaving her feeling uplifted. Her passion for sound healing led to her training so that she could share this with others.
Level 1 Foundation in Integral Sound Healing.
Level 2 Practitioner’s Diploma in Integral Sound Healing.
Level 1 Reiki Healing.
Diploma in Mindfulness.
Diploma in Angel Healing Therapy Level 3 (in progress)
Member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists.
Good Practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness based courses
Both Jean and Sonia have an ongoing commitment to training and continuing personal and professional development as outlined in the ‘Good practice guidelines’