Frances Collins

Description of courses:

MBSR (group / one to one and distance learning)/
MBSR for living with cancer /
MBCT (group / one to one and distance learning)/
Meditatin\\\\\\\' Mammas, unique programme for preganancy and childbirth/
Mindful Transitions Training (MTT) unique programme for managing change/
Mindfulness and Compassion Skills Training (MCST) for professionals/
Mindful Living non residential days of practice and Residential Retreats


Ms Frances Collins

What qualifications or training do you hold?

2009- MA mindfulness- based approaches, Centre for Mindfulness Reasearch & Practice, University of Wales, Bangor (CMRP) / 2011- Being with dying contemplative end of life care, Upaya Zen Center and Institue, Santa Fe / 2011- Level 1 teacher training certificate Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga - John Peacock, Macclesfield / 2012- MBSR Practicum, Center for Mindfulness, Massachusetts / 2015 -MBSR Teacher Development Intensive /TDI, Center for Mindfulness, Massachusetts / 2003 -PG Cert CBT, Chester / 1999- P.G. diploma Integrative Psychotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University / 1988- RM, / N. Ireland / 1982- RGN / N. Ireland

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

P.G. Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy(1999) Liverpool John Moores University / PG Cert CBT (2003) Chester / P.G. Cert Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy (2003) / Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) level 1 (2011) Upaya Zen Center and Institute, Santa Fe



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

I have regularly offered MBSR and MBCT to NHS patients living with longterm conditions and in various community settings in Chester and across N. West since 2005. I regularly offer MBSR for life threatening illness within my role as Lead Clinician in Oncology for Department of Clinical Health Psychology since 2012 at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. I am an honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology on the subject of mindfulness in medicine. I am involved with clinical research and also in teaching professionals to use mindfulness and compassion skills in thier work. I regularly review the empirical literature, attend training retreats, seminars and conferences on line and face to face.

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

I practice within UK Mindfulness Teacher Practice Guidelines