Description of courses:
Ms Uz Afzal
What qualifications or training do you hold?
I trained in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to adults at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. I am also a UK consultant for Goldie Hawn\\\'s MindUP programme and a trained teacher of the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s .b and Paws b mindfulness curricula.
If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?
How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?
I keep my skills and knowledge up to date by a combination of: regular supervision with Bangor CMRP trainer Vanessa Hope, attendance at Bangor University’s CMRP training courses for mindfulness teachers and regular silent meditation retreats throughout the year. I also read books, listen to seminars and attend conferences. I am an active member and facilitator of a weekly mindfulness group. Last but not least, I am on a continual path of learning and development through my own personal mindfulness practice.
Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?
I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.