Participants describe Wendy’s Teaching style
“Wendy is very encouraging and
caring.” “She has a lovely soft voice which
engages you in the present” “Impressive
and flowing”. “I felt no pressure during
discussions - they flowed.”
"The pacing of the course is excellent and also Wendy's clarity of expression."
“The Course has helped me
enormously, I look upon it as a gift to myself – something I will carry with me
always.” “ I thoroughly enjoyed the
Anxiety and self criticism have
been my unwanted companions for many years and for a long time I have sought to find
understanding and freedom from my thoughts. The 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course provided me with
the answer. As a result I am much kinder
to myself and less entangled in my thinking. The course has helped me to “ re-wire the circuit” and I feel freer.
In 2010 I decided to start the teacher training in MBSR through Bangor University and I regularly attend courses and retreats to deepen my understanding and practice.
In 2014 I trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer with Trish Bartley to apply the MBCT Course to people with a cancer diagnosis.
In 2015 I completed a training with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer the founders of the Mindful Self Compassion Programme. I now integrate aspects of MSC into the 8 week MBSR Course I teach.
Suffering is part of life - yet it is hard to deal with it alone whether it comes in the form of anxious thoughts, or physical pain, or sadness from the loss of a loved one. I believe mindfulness meditation and loving kindness provide a beacon of hope in difficult times. Certainly it has supported me through ill health and stress.
My Background - Teaching has been my career and I have taught across the age ranges. First at a primary school, then at The United World College of Singapore running their Outdoor Pursuits Centre with my husband. I returned to the UK and trained in Montessori and headed up a Nursery for 6 years.
I have always loved learning and
searched for answers to life’s challenges. This has resulted in years of Personal Development training and further
courses in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching. Prior to teaching Mindfulness I taught
meditation at local health clinics.
I have trained as a Facilitator
in MBSR with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor
University since 2007. I am a committed Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner and regularly attend further training and
retreats. Whilst teaching courses I adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines established by