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I started practising meditation and yoga over 35 years ago and this has informed my personal and working life as a health professional, therapist and teacher ever since. I have now completed an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies at Exeter University under Professor Willem Kuyken; my Research Thesis was a pilot study on the .b Foundation Course, “Investigating the effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on levels of stress, self-compassion and well-being in Secondary School Teachers”

 

I am a Certificated Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) for the “.b Foundations Course” (for teachers/staff/parents); the “.b for Teens ” and the “Paws b”  for primary school children courses. In association with MiSP, myself and a number of fellow inspired local “.b” teachers are working together as ‘Mindful Schools Cornwall’ to enable more widespread teaching of evidence-based Mindfulness Training to teachers, educational support staff, children, and young people. I offer “.b Foundation” and “.b for Teens” and “Paws b” courses with this in mind.

 

I also work for the NHS as a Psychological Therapist, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and MBCT course teacher.  I was registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) until 2014 and, in line with their ethos, remain committed to promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of those in my care and in the wider community. Some of the ways I meet this as best I can, is by undertaking to live an authentic and healthy lifestyle, respecting our beautiful blue planet’s gifts and offering support, whether as colleagues, clients or friends, to medical, health and teaching professionals responsible for caring for the more vulnerable members of society.

 

Thank you for visiting Heart and Mindfulness.

Lindi McAlpine

 Education,Training & Qualifications

2015 Mindfulness in Schools Project’s “.b Foundations” Teaching Certificate and Registration

2014 Mindfulness in Schools Project’s “Paws .b” Teaching Certificate

2013-14:  MSc Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapies (Distinction), University of Exeter

2011: Mindfulness in Schools Project’s ‘Teach .b’ Certificate

2009-12: PG Dip Mindfulness Based Approaches, CMRP Bangor

2003: British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Prison-teaching Module

1999: BWY: Teaching Diploma; BWYTeaching Practice Observer 2002

1990-93: Counselling Training, East Berkshire College

1979-82:  Guy’s Hospital Graduate Nursing Training; Registered General Nurse (RGN ),

1977 Bsc Hons Psychology, Durham University

Memberships

MPsS  British Psychological Society (BPS); Founder Member SG Coaching Psychology;  British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and TPOT. Codes of Ethics: BPS . Professional Indemnity Insurance  through  BPS and BWY.

 


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