Christopher Titmuss, the director of MSS, is Britain' s senior mindfulness teacher. Trained in mindfulness/meditation as a Buddhist monk from 1970 -76 in Thailand and India, he is the author of more than 20 books. Titles of his books include Mindfulness for Everyday Life, The Mindfulness Manual and The Spiritual Roots of Mindfulness. Poet and social critic, he teaches retreats, training courses and workshops every year in Australia, Germany, India, Israel and Palestine. He gives teachings on ethics, mindfulness, meditation and practices for wise living. He lives in Totnes, Devon. His website include:
Ulla König is a senior mindfulness teacher and consultant for MSS. Ulla brings mindfulness to a variety of different groups, from refugee women to cancer patients, from people with physical disability to patients with chronic pain. She works with prisoners in federal prisons, providing tools to reduce anger and anxiety. Her mindfulness classes support social workers, social activists and volunteers in reducing their stress level and enabling them to meet the challenging situations they experience in their work life.
A mother of two she lives close to Stuttgart, Germany.
Kate Wojcicka is a psychologist and a mindfulness teacher. She gained MA in Psychology at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw and a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford. She worked across multiple charity and health organisations in substance abuse, mental health and domestic abuse sectors and is interested in addressing trauma and introducing change by making sustainable connections between the mind and body. She is curious about how Eastern and Western schools of thought compliment each other as well as provide practical tools to increase wellbeing.
Hania is a retired law lecturer who completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course in July 2016. She is a former Samaritan volunteer and is keen to provide non-judgmental emotional support.
Her experience of regular formal and informal mindfulness practice has been genuinely life-changing and feeds into her enthusiasm for helping to bring the transformative benefits of mindfulness to others, particularly those affected by trauma.
Lydia works as a freelance filmmaker, making videos for third sector and arts organisations as well as producing her own independent documentaries. She is currently exploring ways to combine her love of art, film, and passion for mental health by working towards training as an art therapist.
Lydia has always had an interest in Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness practice and has been practicing meditation for the last few years. By volunteering with the Mindfulness Support Service, she hopes to support others with their own mindfulness journeys and to help those going through challenging times find a place of refuge in its life-changing tools.