Description of courses:
I teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in groups to the general public, and in the workplace. I also work one-to-one as a Mindfulness Based Coach teaching both MBSR and MBCT to individuals.
Ms Kara Woods
What qualifications or training do you hold?
I trained to teach Mindfulness (MBCT and MBSR) with Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. I have also trained for nine years in the Plum Village tradition of Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh. As a Coach I trained with CTI, generally regraded as one of the most rigorous coach trainings in the world. I am an ICF (International Coach Federation) registered Personal and Executive Coach.
If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?
I have trained in various psychotherapeutic approaches including Humanistic, Mindfulness Based, Biodynamic, Focusing, Psychosynthesis and Somatic Experiencing.
How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?
Regular supervision and mentoring, CPD, lots of personal practice and reflection, attendance at workshops and conference, retreats, weekly mindfulness meditation group practice sessions, on-going studying of the teachings and writings of a broad selection of mindfulness teachers, being an active member of a community of mindfulness practitioners
Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?
Yes. I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.