Mindfulness practitioner with over 7 years of teaching experience
PGCE (Teach First)
Henry Fellow, Yale University
Experienced from 1:1 to 200+
Trained to teach .b and paws b Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) programmes, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
I was introduced to mindfulness in 2008, while at university, and in 2009 began a daily morning practice. I later became a secondary school teacher. Over my two training years I started to include a mindfulness practice in each of my lessons. At some point in the lesson we would pause, and one of the students would volunteer to "invite" the mindfulness bell, and I would guide a practice of a few minutes' length. I stayed at the school to develop this work, and trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project in 2014. I spent a further five years there, for four of which I oversaw one year group of 205 students, who graduated in 2019. I shared mindfulness with students and staff in a variety of formats.
I have since been working freelance as a teacher of mindfulness. I have taught in primary, secondary and special schools. I have taught in workplaces, from a start-up of 3 people to a company of over 3000, and across a wide range of sectors. I also teach 1:1 and in small groups.