Mark Whale

Description of courses:

The next course runs from Wednesday 1st February - Wednesday 22nd March 2017. There is a session every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm and an all-day session on Saturday 11th March from 10am - 4pm. The 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course consists of an introduction to the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness and various forms of mindfulness meditation that can be incorporated into everyday life. During the course, you will learn to cultivate mindfulness by focusing your attention on the present moment and working skilfully with whatever arises. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your insights and experience with others in the group, should you wish to do so. The later stages of the course focus on relating more skilfully to the difficulties and challenges in your life.

Name:

Mr Mark Whale

What qualifications or training do you hold?

MBSR - Teacher Training Level 1 (2013) and Level 2 (2016) Bangor University .b Mindfulness in Secondary Schools Training Paws.b Mindfulness in Primary Schools Training (The Mindfulness in Schools Project) Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts Teaching Mindfulness in Non-Clinical Settings Masterclass - Oxford Mindfulness Centre

If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?

N/A

Telephone:

07939 560125

How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?

I have regular supervision with Penny Nicholas, an experienced mindfulness teacher, and we reflect on my teaching practice and my personal practice. I receive ongoing training from Bangor University and speak to other teachers on a regular basis to receive peer feedback, share experiences, challenges and insights. I find the supervisory/peer teacher sessions invaluable when it comes to ensuring my knowledge and skills are current and up-to-date.

Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?

Yes

Member of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations