I discovered mindfulness over 15 years ago, originally to help myself. Then over time I realised the tools I have learned could greatly benefit others.
I am now studying part time at The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, which is part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.
The OMC has been at the forefront of mindfulness research globally. It’s early work focused on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and led to the inclusion of MBCT as a treatment of choice for the prevention of recurrent depression in the UK’s NHS.
Research shows that MBCT significantly reduces the risk of relapse of depression and is also helpful for other problems and for cultivating well-being in general.
I will graduate in the Summer of 2021 and will be authorised to teach the 8 week MBCT course to all, including being able to teach mindfulness in a clinical setting for those suffering from depression and anxiety.