A little bit about us!
Sabrina trained extensively over a number of years at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and has a Postgrad in Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches.
Sue has undergone rigorous, in-depth training at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, which was founded by one of the co-creators of MBCT, Professor Mark Williams.
We both work in line with the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers developed by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers. Sabrina is a listed teacher on the UK network website (http://www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk).
Our journey in becoming mindfulness teachers started with a desire to increase our own wellbeing. We both noticed very quickly the impact that our own practice had on our own lives.
After several years of practice and forming a great friendship we both went down different avenues of training to become mindfulness teachers. Sabrina pursued a course at Bangor University in Mindfulness Based Interventions (including both MBCT and MBSR), and Sue trained at Oxford University in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
We have both worked with vulnerable people and seen the degrees that people suffer with stress, depression and anxiety increasing our drive to promote the MBCT and MBSR in the local area. We are truly passionate about sharing mindfulness and its potential for increasing wellbeing and reducing stress.
Sabrina discovered the benefits of meditation practice while living in South India in 2007. On returning to the U.K she undertook several MBCT / MBSR courses and started to attend retreats at Gaia House in Devon. In 2010 Sabrina started to study at Bangor University. She graduated in 2015 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Approaches and is now a trained mindfulness teacher.
Sabrina has worked in front line services with vulnerable client groups for 20 years and is passionate about finding ways of sharing mindfulness practice to those who are interested.
Sue trained to teach Mindfulness at Oxford University and has also undertaken advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy whilst working with vulnerable people in the Recovery community for 10 years. Sue has been practising mindfulness meditation since 2009. She regularly attends silent insight meditation retreats. Sue has two small children which has given her a real passion for supporting other parents to benefit from the practice of mindfulness and compassion.