Uz Afzal is a consultant for MindUP UK and has been sharing the evidence based MindUP wellbeing programme with educators and parents across the UK and internationally for the past five years.
She is the author of ‘Mindfulness for Children’, published by Kyle Books in the UK, USA & in France in 2019.
Uz has been a practitioner with Mind Hackney, City and Waltham Forest for the last four years and has been supporting clients’ mental health and wellbeing through both mindfulness and self-caring approaches.
Uz is also a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trained practitioner. She has led drop-in mindfulness sessions at the Women of the World Festival and popular walking meditations at the V&A Museum. Uz has shared mindfulness in a range of contexts: galleries, companies, charities, festivals, conferences and government.
Uz is passionate about the potential for mindfulness to enhance focus, resilience and creativity and to help people manage emotions and enjoy life to the full. Celebrating diversity and bringing mindfulness into the lives of as wide a range of people as possible is a key motivator for Uz and she has appeared on national radio and television and in a range of newspapers and magazines and loves the opportunity to share about the practice and the benefits of mindfulness.