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Mindfulness and Mindful-Self Compassion in Lincolnshire
Bal De Buitléar and Tracy Connor
Bal De Buitléar
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read about me.
I have enjoyed working in the field of mental health and emotional well-being for over 20 years both for
the NHS and now in independent practice. I have a B.Sc.(Hons) Human Psychology Degree, Mental Health Nursing Diploma
and Cognitive Therapy Diploma.
I am accredited
with the BABCP www.babcp.com and work as a trainer, therapist and supervisor offering
therapy including: CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy; Transformational Chairwork; and individual Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion.
I have attended three training workshops with Professor Paul Gilbert on Compassion Focused Therapy, including the three day retreat "Mindful Compassion".
In addition I am a trained Laughter Yoga Trainer. Laughing is a great way to relieve stress, have fun and be happy :)
I began my personal Mindfulness practice in 2002. I have since undertaken further training
and experience in Mindfulness-Based Approaches, including the first module of the
Masters Degree at Bangor University, a 5 day Teacher Training Retreat run by Bangor University at Trigonos, two x 5 day intensive Mindful Self-Compassion Retreats run by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, Emergent Intelligence run by Saki Santorelli, Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha's Brain with Rick Hanson and other courses.
I am now delighted to be a fully certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher Trainer. Initially trained by Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff, Michelle Becker and Steve Hickman (www.centerformsc.org).
I also use Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion in my own
healing journey to recover from a
long-term chronic illness and to manage the challenges of parenting a child with special needs.
Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to read a little
I currently work as a Macmillan Nurse, specialising in haematology
cancers within the NHS. Qualifying as a nurse over 23 years ago my long-term
goal was to be a Macmillan nurse. I achieved that dream nearly 15 years ago and
now I have another, to share the miracle of mindfulness with as many people as
I can. To this end I embarked on the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in
Mindfulness Studies in September 2013 and recently successfully completed the
Mindfulness Associations (MA) Teaching Retreat during which I underwent
rigorous assessment of my ability to teach their eight week Mindfulness Based
Living Course (MBLC). Although intense, the experience was really rather
wonderful, like coming home. It just felt so natural and instinctive to teach
and lead the various practices.
My own journey with mindfulness began around 10 years ago. I
have found that it has brought so many positive aspects into my life including;
improved ability to cope under pressure; more authentic and fulfilling
relationships with family, friends and work colleagues; greater rapport and
improved therapeutic interventions with my patients and their families and not
least joy, happiness and peace. Living mindfully does not take away our
problems but it provides us with a wonderful resource to help us navigate our
way through the challenges of life. All through my nursing career it has been
important to me to provide scientifically evidenced based care to my patients.
Mindfulness has a solid and clear scientific base which is why I am so
passionate about it and feel so confident about teaching it to people.
I have undertaken many courses and qualifications during my
nursing career which I believe have provided me with many transferable skills
including a Diploma in Cancer Care; BSc (Hons) in Palliative Care as well as several
teaching qualifications (DC1 & DC2 and City & Guilds) and as part of my
role as a Macmillan nurse I have undertaken The National Advanced Communication
Skills Training Programme (National Cancer Action Team). I bring a wealth of
life and professional experience to my teaching of mindfulness as well as a
warm, light hearted and playful approach.
Please contact us for further information about courses in Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion in Lincoln and the surrounding area.