It was while at medical school in the early 1980s that I became fascinated by the interaction of psychological states and physical health and through this interest began my own mindfulness practice. After graduating from medical school I began teaching mindfulness practice in educational, community and corporate settings and this has continued through my employment at the University of Salford.
Now as a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Society almost all of my lecturing is related to mindfulness practice and is delivered to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals.
I have a particular interest in enabling people who might struggle to access the more widespread mindfulness courses to be able to find ways of integrating mindfulness and self-compassion into their lives. My work with colleagues developing and offering training in Mindful Resilience Enhancement is a key aspect of furthering this interest.
I am an accredited Breathworks Trainer and have also undertaken the mindfulness MBCT/MBSR Teacher Development Retreats 1 & 2 at Bangor University, Mindfulness Self-Compassion teacher training and the Mindfulness in Schools Project's .B and .BFoundation teacher-training. I am a mindfulness supervisor and also a qualified counsellor, CBT therapist and hypnotherapist.
Mindful Living Show Presentation
Friday 2nd February 2018
"Starting Where You Are - integrating mindfulness into your life"
Finding time to regularly practice mindfulness can seem an impossible hurdle. This session explores how to seamlessly integrate mindfulness into your daily routines even when life is very busy.
Saturday 3rd February 2018
"Mindfulness – Navigating the Science and the Hype"
The growing evidence base for mindfulness includes clinical research and brain science. While this evidence base has been used to support the increasing use of mindfulness in ever wider clinical, educational and corporate contexts, there is growing concern that the enthusiasm for mindfulness is ahead of science. Tim will explore the current state of mindfulness science: its strengths and its weaknesses.