Judith has been practising mindfulness meditation for about 40 years, and it has been a huge help in her life. In 2001 she was one of the founders of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University.
At CMRP, she taught Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, and directed and taught on the academic Master’s in Mindfulness programmes for 6 years.
In 2014 Judith trained as a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) – see https://centerformsc.org/ – and for the last few years has focused on teaching this course and retreats based on it. The MSC course helps us to develop skills to act with more kindness for ourselves and others, and rather than being hard on ourselves as we often are when life is difficult, instead learning to practice compassion and to treat ourselves as we would a good friend – not easy, but very worthwhile!
Judith is retiring from work with the University in summer 2018, although she will continue to organise CMRP’s monthly follow-up group for those who have taken an MBSR or MBCT course.
She now works one-to-one by phone or online video to give people support with their meditation practice. From autumn 2018 she will also be teaching mindfulness and self-compassion online or by phone, one-to-one or in small groups. Please make contact if you would like to find out more.