SiTT Coordinators
Dr Sophie Sansom leads the Bangor University Teacher Training Programme delivered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network (MN).    Sophie has an interest in research and development in the field of teacher training and assessment and the potential of mindfulness training for social change. With a background in academia, her PhD explored features of mindfulness training in both secular and comparative religious contexts.  ​  Sophie is the founder of the SiTT (Support for Integrity in Teaching and Training) Community.
Sophie Sansom
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Dr Sophie Sansom leads the Bangor University Teacher Training Programme delivered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network (MN).

 

Sophie has an interest in research and development in the field of teacher training and assessment and the potential of mindfulness training for social change. With a background in academia, her PhD explored features of mindfulness training in both secular and comparative religious contexts.

Sophie is the founder of the SiTT (Support for Integrity in Teaching and Training) Community.

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Roly is on the Bangor University/ Mindfulness Network Teacher Training Pathway. 

Roly coordinates the Devon SiTT group with Andrea Durant. He teaches MBCT both in his local community and in workplace settings.

  

Roly looks after the SiTT website and the SiTT Community Facebook Group.  

 

Roly's website:

mindfulnesswithroly.co.uk

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Debbie Hu 
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Debbie is a consultant psychiatrist, specialising in psycho-oncology and child and adolescent psychiatry in a general hospital in the south of Taiwan.

 

Debbie is an MBCT teacher, trainer and supervisor. She is involved in MBCT teacher training and supervision locally and internationally. She regularly runs different mindfulness groups in Taiwan: MBCT-L & Taking it Further for the general public, MBCT-Ca for cancer patients, as well as .b & paws b (MiSP curriculum) courses both in schools and in a local juvenile detention house, MSCP for health professionals, plus the Finding Peace in a Frantic World curriculum to university students.

 

​Debbie coordinates the Taiwan SiTT group. 

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Kathy is a MBSR and MBA Trainer, Supervisor and Teacher. She runs Mindful Academy International, an Accredited Provider of Training Excellence© with the globally recognized Professional Development Consortium and CPD Standards Office.

 

Kathy also works as a Mindfulness consultant for the World Health Organization developing and supporting a unique MBA course which is currently part of a WHO research project.

 

Kathy looks forward to holding the space for a Sitt Community group, supporting integrity and good practice in the field of mindfulness teaching and training.

Kathy's website:

mindfulacademyint.com

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Jenny is a mental health nurse prescriber, who specialised in addictions for over twenty years.

She trained to teach MBCT at Exeter University, and has devised a weekly rolling programme called Mindfulness in Early Addiction Recovery, which she teaches in addiction treatment centres in Oxford.

She is keen to explore ways of bringing mindfulness, particularly in a
natural setting, to disadvantaged groups, and she coordinates the Oxford SiTT group.

 

Jenny's website:

Mindfulness in Early Addiction Recovery

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Galen Hung
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Galen Hung (MD, ScM) is the Chief Psychiatrist at Blossom Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine. He graduated from Harvard School of Public Health, and is currently an assistant professor with National Yang Ming University, School of medicine. Dr. Hung is a certified MBCT teacher through The University of California, San Diego Center of Mindfulness.

He has extensive experiences teaching MBCT for patients with depressive disorder. His private practice is specializing in the use of mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
 

Dr. Hung has led numerous MBCT workshops for health professionals, along with providing consultation and mentorship on MBCT. His research focuses on combining MBCT with novel treatment modalities such as therapeutic apps and non-invasive brain stimulation. 

Galen helps Debbie coordinate the Taiwan SiTT group. 

Galen's website:

www.blossomclinic.com.tw

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Jem Shackleford 
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Jem is a mindfulness teacher, supervisor and qualified secondary school teacher.

 

Jem has been teaching mindfulness since 2012 and teach in a number of different contexts: general public, NHS and schools. He works for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) as Head of Curricula, regularly training teachers in MiSP’s .b, .breathe and Foundations courses.

In addition, He is an assessor for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), and also teaches mindfulness to young people with learning difficulties and their carers.

He was involved in the MYRIAD research project, led by Oxford University, helping schools embed mindfulness. He is also a teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education UK (iBme UK), who run residential mindfulness retreats for young people.

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Simon Barnes
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Simon first became interested in meditation in 1990 and has been practicing for the last 20 years.  He trained at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and has a Masters in teaching Mindfulness-based Approaches.

Other training includes the Mindfulness in Schools Project certification, Breathworks Teacher Training for people with chronic pain and illness, the Finding Peace in a Frantic World curriculum  and Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s Teaching in the Workplace programme. 

 

Simon has taught taster workshops, bespoke programmes, in-house training and 8-week mindfulness courses since 2012. He also works on a 1-2-1 basis.

 

He is a founder member of the Bristol Mindfulness cooperative, which meets regularly under the auspices of the SiTT movement to maintain and promote integrity in teaching.

 

Simon is registered with the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches and abides by their Good Practice Guidelines.

Simon's website:

BeingMindful

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Dr Emma Carroll
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Emma developed an interest in mindfulness while completing her clinical training in Bangor University, having had the opportunity to attend an 8 week introductory programme with the Bangor CMRP.

She works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Staff Wellbeing within Health and Social Care services and has been offering mindfulness based approaches to staff for almost ten years.

This has included running MBCT, MBSR programmes, Finding peace in a frantic world, taster sessions, blended programmes and drop in sessions.

She has trained as a mindfulness teacher with The mindfulness Network and continues to work within Good Practice Guidelines.  She is registered with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches.

Having recently become a parent, and returning to work, Emma is developing a new found appreciation for the resource that a mindfulness practice can give. She benefits from having others around who are also committed to developing mindfulness support networks.   

 

Within the Northern Ireland SIIT group, we host a space for teachers of mindfulness, supporting connections and opportunities for learning to resource ourselves and others