Re Mindfulness: I started meditating over 40 years ago and have found it fundamental for personal growth and well being and it has helped me to live life fully and face difﬁculties with increased open heartedness, and compassion. I began my mindfulness journey with Living Mindfully where I undertook the Oxford University MBSR course.
I then went on to train with the established Mindfulness in Schools Project (MisP) in the .b; .b Paws and .b Foundations programmes and became an Accredited Teacher of Mindfulness with them. As I was teaching in Malta, I had to adapt their programme to fit in with the educational requirements in Malta. I am also a member of Be Mindful (Mental Health Foundation).
In 2016 alone I delivered courses to over 200 educators, psychologists, social workers, adults and children. have been invited by the Ministry for Education to give talks on mindfulness for ADHD. I work within the UK Good Practice guidelines for Teachers of Mindfulness and abide by the ethical framework to be listed on the UK Mental Health Foundation website as a recommended teacher of mindfulness. I can also be found on the Mindfulness in Schools website. I continuously develop my psychic and spiritual gifts through attendance at workshops and meetings.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, where I met with spiritual guidance teachers and attended retreats which deepened my knowledge and practice of mindfulness.
Over time I have become increasingly interested in integrating my therapeutic work with my meditation practice. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s secular approach to mindfulness attracted me because it combines the ancient eastern wisdom with modern western science.
Re EFT: I am an accredited Master Trainer and in the last 11 years I have delivered training courses worldwide, written the international best selling book 'EFT for Dummies' and written numerous training programmes (including the acclaimed Master Trainer course in EFT accredited by the NCFHE). I was the first person to introduce generic standards and content for EFT. There are many training courses in EFT and variations of EFT but the courses offered by the EFT & Mindfulness Centre cover the original EFT content, recently updated by Gary Craig (founder of EFT). The courses also go beyond the courses currently on offer and include client safety, ethical practice, marketing and much more. I ensure that all Trainers are rigorously tested before awarding their certificate. You will be assured that you will have full support throughout your training, including the opportunity to attend coaching classes and meetings.
You may want to know a bit about my training background......
Diploma NLP Psychotherapy accredited by BACP
Diploma Human Development and Pharmacology
Diploma Adv. Hypnotherapy
Diploma Adv.Therapeutic Counselling accredited by CPCAB
Certificate in CBT
Reiki II Practitioner
Diploma in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Internationally accredited Master EFT Trainer of the Trainers, Practitioner and Supervisor
Certificate as an Accredited Teacher of Mindfulness with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
Certificate in Psychological First Aid
2015 Mindfulness for Children and Young People (Chris Cullen)
18 years experience as a psychotherapist
12 years' experience working with EFT and 10 years as a Trainer.
Experience working with cancer patients/carers, artists & performers, infertility issues, children and trauma.
40 years' experience in meditation
Retreats in India, Sri Lanka and Cambodia
International author of 5 star rated "Emotional Freedom Techniques for Dummies" in English, French, Dutch and Slovenian with Spanish coming soon.
Author of the EFT Master Trainer Training programme for AAMET International (approved by the NCFHE)
Membership pending with the European Association of Psychotherapists
Member of the Institute for Stress Management
Member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists IICT
Member of the Mindfulness in Schools Project
Continuous Professional Development is maintained through regular training courses, meetings etc
Snr. Civil Servant with a variety of Management roles in Human Resources, Communications, Fraud Investigation, IT, Training and Development. Lead EFQM Assessor, Investors in People Trainer. Bench Chair Magistrate in Adult and Youth Court for 18 years.