Introduction to Mindfulness

Tutor: Shahin Popple

The cultivation of mindful awareness has been central to the Buddha's teachings on the liberation of the heart and mind from suffering for 2600 years. Recent innovations in the field of Mindfulness-based applications have harnessed these teachings and practices with remarkable results, notably in the treatment of depression and stress reduction. Guided by very experienced practitioners, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience mindfulness for themselves.  Please bring a blanket - cushions supplied.  

Shahin has a BA in Philosophy, MA in education and a PGCE.  She is a qualified counsellor and supervisor.  Shahin has an integrated approach to counselling, working primarily with a Person-Centre foundation.  It was an interest in people, their / our suffering and distress, and wanting to help that led her to counselling and mindfulness. Shahin also teaches social sciences and counselling and psychotherapy at the OU.