Tara Anne Dew
Tara has been practising mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and teaching for the last 6 years. She originally trained as a doctor and worked as a GP for 7 years before needing to leave work due to chronic fatigue syndrome. Now largely recovered, she has a wealth of experience of how to practice with pain and illness. She moved to North Wales in 2003 to become a resident in a meditation centre near Criccieth and now divides her time between helping at the centre and teaching mindfulness in the community. As well as training in NLP ( neuro-linguistic programming), she has been trained by the Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice and is also a certified Breathworks trainer leading Mindfulness for Health courses.
Sara has practised meditation and yoga consistently for the past 30 years. Her working life has largely centred around all areas of health, originally working within the Health Service and Social Services, then in the charitable sector, and latterly in social research.
Throughout this time she became increasingly interested in mental, emotional and spiritual health, as well as physical health. As a result she trained in Spiritual Counselling and as a Bowen Technique practitioner. She has continued to practise and explore ways to enhance overall health and wellbeing, working with individuals and groups, including in the field of addiction, culminating in training to teach Mindful Self-Compassion. She received her teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion from Chris Germer and Kristen Neff , the founders of the programme.
Both Tara and Sara are actively engaged in continuing professional development and supervision.