Mindfulness: About Me

Sarah Talbot         

MBACP (Accredited)

Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Supervision
B.Sc, M.Sc, Cert.Ed

0777 202 4753

Sarah Talbot

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Time on my own to reflect and just be has always been important to me, whether I realised that whatever I was doing offered that, or not. In my younger days I just knew walking, for example, was helpful to me but hadn't thought to think why. As my relective practice grew, so it became increasingly important to offer myself this space, resulting in me spending time on retreats, on Iona, at St Beuno's, at Ampleforth Abbey and at Samye Ling.

As part of this self-reflective journey, I completed a year-long course in Mindfulness at the Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Samye Ling in 2009 with the Mindfulness Association and then co-taught groups with an experienced facilitator for several years. We facilitated an 8-week courses originally devised by Jon Kabat Zinn, adapted by Mark Williams and subsequently approved by NICE (the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) in some areas of the NHS. I have delivered this course on my own for several years in various settings; in the community, to a cancer help-group and to staff at a NHS trust.

Mindfulness naturally is present in my counselling and supervision work, if you would like to explore it as part of this work then we can discuss how that could happen. If you are not looking for counselling or supervision and would would like to learn more then I would recommend my colleague at Riverside Wellbeing, Bob Chiang www.riversidewellbeing.com/pages/collective.php#Bob who also facilitates a weekly practice group in Whaley Bridge. Alternatively, there are a couple of websites which may be useful: the Mindfulness Compassion Partnership facititate events locally (themindfulcompassionpartnership.uk) and the site for Mindfulness- Based Approaches (bamba.org.uk) allows you to search for mindfulness teachers near to you.

My experience is that everyone who engages with the practice gets some benefit, and for some it can be truly life changing. More information is available in my booklet, Mindfulness, an Introduction or contact me by email or on 0777202 4653

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