Hi, my name is Anne .
Having been introduced to meditation through the Scottish School of Philosophy and School of Meditation almost seventeen years ago, I've maintained an ongoing personal practice ever since. It was however after attending a Workshop with Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2005, that I came to develop a particular interest in Mindfulness. And so, following participation in an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) which whetted my appetite, I went on to complete three years training in Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight with Rob Nairn, through the Mindfulness Association, at Samye Ling, Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir. I was thereafter invited to train to teach Mindfulness through (NES) NHS Education Scotland and have since also undertaken further Teacher Training through the Mindfulness Association. Throughout this time I have continued to develop and deepen my mindfulness practice, attend various courses and retreats on a regular basis, and have remained an active member of a Mindfulness Teachers' Supervision group that meets on a regular basis. I have taught on 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses, and since 2013 have also been teaching the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) developed by the Mindfulness Association, to members of the public, groups of staff within the NHS and Local Authorities and to groups of people with direct experience of cancer. I am an active member of the Mindfulness Association, and having experienced immense personal benefit from practising mindfulness now wish to help promote the many and varied benefits it has to offer in everyday life to anyone who may be interested.
Hello, I'm Lesley,
I have been practising mindfulness since undertaking an 8 week Mindfulness programme at NHS Ayrshire and Arran in 2010. Following that I undertook One Year Mindfulness training with Rob Nairn at Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir during 2011/12. Thereafter I completed the Mindfulness Teacher Training course offered through NHS Education Scotland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Throughtout this time I have been developing my personal mindfulness and meditation practice, greatly assisted by my membership of the Mindfulness Association and local supervision group. I am keen to promote the well-being benefits of mindfulness and have been involved in teaching mindfulness to NHS and Local Authority staff as well as to members of the public.
Hi, I'm Pat,
I have been interested and involved in counselling and meditation for over 30 years mainly through the delivery of training and support. This interest moved into the area of mindfulness around 15 years ago during family visits to Findhorn. Over the next years this gradually developed into a personal practice, (often joined by Annie our Golder Retriever who seems to enjoy the experience). The attempt to live a move mindful life encouraged me to undertake study with the University of Aberdeen and the Mindfulness Association to improve my understanding. During the last few years, I have also undertaken teacher training with both the NHS and the Mindfulness Association and have delivered both types of training to NHS staff and groups of people in the community..