Karen is a Registered Clinical Mindfulness Teacher and Mindfulness-based therapist.
Karen studied psychology and after her degree trained as a bereavement counselor before going on to become interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an applied form of mindfulness. She then qualified to use Clinical Hypnosis but realised how much out of everything she had experienced, becoming mindful had had the greatest impact on her life and how she lived.
Karen is a member of The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness and works within their code of ethics.
She is a keen promoter of the power of self-compassion. The fast-growing evidence-base shows the positive effect self-compassion along with mindfulness has on many areas of our health, relationships and well-being. She is involved with teaching groups and individual Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is also involved projects to introduce mindfulness and compassion in the workplace; helping individuals and companies mindfully optimise their performance, working relationships and physical and mental well-being.
Simon is a Registered Clinical Mindfulness Teacher and Mindfulness-based Therapist.
He has been a therapist since achieving his diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy with The Quest Institute at the beginning of 2011. He is a member of The National Council of Hypnotherapy and adheres to their code of ethics. He is also registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
While working with clients to affect behavioural change, he noticed that many of the issues presented could be helped by developing client self-awareness. When he took a Mindfulness course he realised that it was the ideal framework to teach just that. He has since trained to be a Mindfulness Teacher with the ELK Health Foundation and runs courses for individuals, the general public and organisations, as well as integrating mindfulness into his therapy work.