Southsea Mindfulness was established in 2015 by Sabrina Davis and Sue Knight following a long standing friendship rooted in mindfulness practice and an appreciation for the joy and challenges of being human. While Sue has moved away from direct teaching to focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training, Sabrina continues to teach and offers as much as she can whilst continuing to work for a charity delivering services to the most vulnerable.
Sabrina first discovered the benefits of meditation practice while living in South India in 2007. Having struggled with low mood and anxiety, and also living with a degenerative lower spine condition, she soon realised the potential for mindfulness practice to support well-being and boost resilience.
On returning to the U.K she undertook several secular mindfulness courses and started to attend retreats at Gaia House in Devon. In 2010 Sabrina started to study at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, the first University in the U.K to offer formal study in this field, and now a leading international research centre.
In 2015 Sabrina graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Approaches with distinction, and is a trained mindfulness teacher that has been listed with The British Association of Mindfulness Teachers since 2015. Sabrina adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines and engages in regular supervision and professional development training days.
In addition to her mindfulness teaching, she has worked in front line services with vulnerable client groups for 20 years and is currently a senior member of the team where she works, both delivering direct interventions to clients, and also responsible for supervising and training staff.
Sabrina also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, and has training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Group Work, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Restorative Justice.