She has been practicing mindfulness for more than 14 years and began teaching mindfulness approximately six years ago, running workshops for groups and also introducing mindfulness to individual clients.
Caroline trained to teach Mindfulness with Professor Mark Williams at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and adheres to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers ‘Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses’. She has maintained her links with Oxford Mindfulness Centre receiving supervision of her mindfulness group work from a very experienced member of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre training team in accordance with the Good Practice Guidelines.
Caroline has a wealth of experience teaching mindfulness which enabled her to gain a qualification to supervise other Mindfulness teachers.
She continues to develop her mindfulness practice by attending workshops and retreats.
Accredited Psychotherapist / Tutor / Supervisor
Caroline trained to be a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2003.
She is accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapies (BACP) and is also registered with the UKRCP and is a member of the Health Professionals Counsel (HPC)
She has gained extensive experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working within the NHS and also in the private sector.
Her work as a CBT Therapist has included working with individuals and groups and has also worked for many years as a course tutor and clinical supervisor on the Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy.
Previously Caroline worked for 15 years in a business environment within the corporate finance division of a large company.
She lives in Bangor with her son and two cats and enjoys walking, yoga, cooking and travel.
It has been Caroline’s long-term dream to promote mindfulness to all regardless of social, economic, religious or political boundaries; to provide an opportunity for people to understand what mindfulness is and experience the beneficial effects on wellbeing, and inner contentment, as well as reducing stress and ill health.
With the increasing acceptance of mindfulness, mainly based on the quantitative and qualitative results arising from the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Relief, (MBSR), programmes, Caroline felt that it was time to offer mindfulness to a wider audience and so started the centre.
The 8-Week Mindfulness Programmes and specifically tailored Mindfulness Workshops are taught: by professionally accredited and trained Mindfulness Teachers, who follow the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers ‘Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses’
The Centre has intent to deliver mindfulness training in several areas:
Mindfulness for the general public
Mindfulness in the workplace
Mindfulness in education
Mindfulness in healthcare
In addition to providing the standard 8 Week Mindfulness courses, The Centre can also provide:
Specially tailored workshops and courses
4 week and 6 week course options.
1 to 1 – personal coaching
As an organisation we are passionate about extending the benefits of mindfulness to all. Whilst we endeavour to keep the cost of the 8-week programme within the reach of most people, we do give a concession for those who are on low income or unwaged.
Mindfulness NI also intends to provide services on a charitable basis as the occasion arises.