Teachers

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Marian Dwyer   Mindfulness Teacher

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Marian Dwyer BSc., RMN, Dip Couns, MBCT Teacher and Breathworks  Mindfulness Teacher.

She has a background in mental health nursing and psychodynamic psychotherapy  and counselling.

She is a qualified nurse and a qualified counsellor and has worked in GP surgeries as well as in specialist services.

She has been practicing meditation since 2006 while continuing to work in the NHS and has been committed to ongoing personal and professional development and continues to engage in ongoing supervision and training.

Marian has completed her Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) training and is a qualified Breathworks teacher, she is starting her Master degree in Mindfulness this year.

Marian has an interest in compassion and has attended the introduction to Compassion Focussed Therapy with Dr Peter Gilbert and intends to continue studying this on the Masters programme.

Marian did her Breathworks training withVidyamala Burch and Gary Hennessey.

She continues to develop her practice with regular attendance at retreats and trainings led by world renowned teachers including John Kabat-Zinn, John Teasdale, Christina Feldman, John Peacock among others.

She is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adheres to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy to ensure safe working and practice.

Marian works to the standards of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers which offers good
practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses, these principles promoting good practice
in teaching in mindfulness-based courses.

Marian teaches MBCT, Mindfulness for Stress, Mindfulness for Pain and Illness and Finding Peace in a Frantic World as well as teaching on an individual basis.

Marian continues to practice as a counsellor while running Mindfulness programmes and courses both within and outside the NHS.

She also runs workshops on Mindfulness and Compassion as well as doing bespoke workshops for industry.

Contact Marian by email: marian@mindfulnessteaching.org or  Phone: 07851 7402

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Katherine Michaelis BA Hons

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Is a mindfulness teacher. She trained to teach mindfulness with Breathworks and is accredited to teach the Breathworks 8 week Mindfulness courses: Mindfulness for Stress and Living Well with Pain and Illness.

Katherine has practiced meditation and yoga for a number of years. Four years ago, at a time of personal difficulty, she enrolled on an 8 week Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress course. The course worked for her, greatly improving her quality of life, and led to her decision to train as a mindfulness teacher with Breathworks.

Before 2012 Katherine worked for 16 years as a director of a private sector research consultancy where she was responsible for staff development and wellbeing as well as for qualitative research. Her role gave her an insight into just how many of us suffer with stress and anxiety as we struggle to fulfill the demands of work, home and family. She wants to help others gain the benefits to wellbeing and happiness that she has found through mindfulness.

Katherine follows the good practice guidance for teaching mindfulness-based courses and the code of conduct for Breathworks trainers.

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