Alison’s background as a mindfulness teacher

Courses include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life (MBCT-L), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based compassionate living (MBCL).

Alison is a qualified occupational therapist with many years’ experience of working within mental health settings. She began teaching MBCT for people with a history of depression in 2004, within an NHS context. She was instrumental in the development of an MBCT service in north Devon. Also becoming MBCT lead in the AccEPT clinic at the University of Exeter from 2008 -2017. During this time, she was an MBCT therapist on several clinical research trials. Alison continues to teach as an associate at the University. In 2018, she began teaching MBCL for people who had previously completed an MBCT group.

In addition, Alison has taught several MBSR courses for trainees and MBCT for life within a local school for the teachers.

Alison is a registered teacher with the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) and adheres to their ongoing good practice guidelines.



Mindfulness-based courses

Alison  is currently teaching MBCT and MBCL courses through the AccEPT clinic at the University of Exeter for 2021.

Mindfulness practice support

Alison began practicing mindfulness in 2004. Personal practice has been an important part of her life. There have been many influences on her practice, particularly some of the teachers and mentors that have supported her. The support that she has received inspires her to offer one-to-one practice support. This can be arranged through the Mindfulness Network or by contacting her directly. Find out more here and read her practice mentor profile.


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