Mindful Stream

Supporting you towards increased wellbeing and ease through evidence-based mindfulness training.

There was something missing. I’d worked professionally for over twenty years in mental health, am a trained artist, mother and grandmother yet, a few years a​go, I felt as though an unidentifiable something was absent. I wasn’t depressed, although I’m no stranger to depression and anxiety, I was retired from running my business therefore no work stress, 

so what was IT?


Since my twenties, I had practiced various forms of meditation but had limited success in maintaining a regular practise. Then, about ten years ago, a friend introduced me to the work of Jon Kabat Zinn.


In the late seventies, Jon Kabat Zinn, a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme to help people with chronic health conditions. It is said that his work was the catalyst for the recent growth in secular mindfulness throughout the western world.


I tried all the JKZ cd’s and teach-yourself mindfulness books I could find. I soon realised I needed to ‘learn how to do it properly’ and signed up for an 8-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course at Oxford University's Mindfulness Centre (OMC). This course enabled me to develop the mindfulness practice that, for me and many others, has been so life transforming.


‘Am I too old at 65 to learn how to teach this?’ I asked my daughter one day. Her answer was ‘Hilary Clinton is older than you and trying to become president of the USA’. It didn’t do Hilary much good but that was my call to action.


In 2017 I signed up and began the intense training to teach evidence-based Mindfulness courses ie Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and MBCT through the world renowned Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University. 


I’m delighted to now be a listed teacher with the

British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA) and abide by their Good Practice Guidelines

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As a listed teacher with the 

BAMBA, I abide by their Good Practice Guidelines. These include regular supervision, professional indemnity insurance, continuing professional development and maintaining my own daily meditation practice.