Colette Power

I teach MBSR and am a trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) teacher. I am also a guest teacher for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP, Bangor University).

In addition, I am a senior Breathworks teacher/trainer and am part of the programme planning team. I have been delivering Mindfulness for Health and Stress Courses since 2010. My work also involves teaching mindfulness in the workplace programmes and I am trained to deliver MBCT.

I am a mindfulness-based supervisor for Mindfulness and a supravisor for Breathworks CIC. I am also .b trained (MiSP).

I am an experienced retreat leader for training and meditation retreats and offer silent, teacher-led mindfulness, self-compassion and meditation retreats in the UK and Europe.

I have delivered mindfulness-based training for many years within a range of contexts, e.g,. for corporations and for a range of voluntary organisations including The Probation Service, The Mental Health Consortium, Women’s Aid and for those living with HIV and Aids.

I hold a doctorate from The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy. I have lectured in sociology, research methodology, women’s and gender studies, and worked as a social researcher commissioned by the National Health Service. My experience also includes teaching and group work facilitation both in community settings and in the voluntary sector.

I am a qualified person centred counsellor and have worked with people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, low self-esteem and depression. I have taught counselling skills in Liverpool for many years and hold a certificate in Education.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Liverpool University
  • MA Women’s Studies, Liverpool University
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. City of Liverpool Community College
  • Certificate in Education. John Moores University, Liverpool
  • .b trained (MiSP)

Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • Mindfulness-based Enquiry
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (general populations)
  • Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Interventions with significant emphasis on compassion/self-compassion (general populations)
  • Breathworks’ Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health (for people living with pain and illness)

Supervision Experience

I have completed supervision training with The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. I supervise people delivering a range of mindfulness-based interventions across a range of contexts including schools, NHS and business.


Supervision Specialisms

  • Enquiry
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (general populations)
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions with significant emphasis on compassion/self-compassion
  • Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health

Personal Practice

I have had a consistent personal meditation practice for the last 10 years and have been part of a dharma study group for the last three years. My foundational practices are breath and body-based meditations. I practise metta bhavana and a variety of self-compassion practices. I have attended many retreats over the last 10 years at a number of retreat centres and with a number of teachers, including: Christina Feldman, Martin Aylward, Leela Sarti, Yanai Postelnik, Kristen Kratz.


Research Activities and Interests

I am interested in making mindfulness and self-compassion practice sustainable. I deliver a range of events that are designed to support, deepen and inspire practice. My interests include socially-engaged buddhism, seeking ways to apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of suffering and injustice. I also facilitate ‘The Work That Reconnects,’ Deep Ecology workshops based on the work of Joanna Macy.


Further Information

Colette’s website – www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk