Mindful Health’s senior trainers Taravajra and Karunavira both have decades of mindfulness teaching experience and Masters level training from Bangor University in delivering courses for Mindfulness-Based Approaches. They work within the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) University of Bangor and also with Sussex Partnership NHS Trust within the Sussex Mindfulness Centre (SMC).
Mindfulness Teacher : Taravajra
Taravajra has been teaching MBCT in the community since 2005 and since 2011 has been training local NHS clinicians to teach mindfulness. His teaching work includes courses for carers and for older people.Taravajra has a Masters degree in Mindfulness based approaches in healthcare at Bangor University and is now teaching for the Centre for mindfulness research and practice (CMRP) at Bangor. He is currently part of a team developing Mindfulness teacher training in Spain.
He also holds a British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma.
His mindfulness teaching approach is influenced by his long term practice of Aikido and his study of Focusing.
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You can listen to Taravajra’s Mindfulness Audio CDs here
Mindfulness Teacher : Karunavira
Karunavira studied Mindfulness Based Approaches at Bangor University gaining his M.Sc. in 2010. He has taught mindfulness based approaches within the local and wider community since 2005. He now teaches on the Masters course at Bangor University (School of Psychology) and trains mindfulness teachers for the local NHS trust.
He has specialised in teaching mindfulness based approaches (MBCT) with carers, teenagers and Older People. In 2010 he gained a Fd Sc in Person Centred Counselling and now works part-time within the NHS with parents of children who have newly diagnosed complex needs.
Karunavira, studied at London University, Goldsmiths College gaining a BSc (Hons) before starting a career in primary education, resigning his East Sussex headship in 1985 in order to pursue ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Oder (1989). Since that time he has been teaching meditation and Buddhist studies in and around Brighton and between 2000 and 2010 he was the spiritual director of the Brighton Buddhist Centre.