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.
Tess is a proud and active mum of two teenagers, a recruitment specialist and a former communications executive with experience gained in niche sectors including social healthcare. Tess has varied exposures to mental health issues and so has developed a natural curiosity and keen interest in emotional well-being matters and she is delighted to have joined the knowledgeable Mindfulness Support Service team after a few years recently of dabbling with mindfulness and meditation. An animal lover, music enthusiast and yoga novice, Tess is embracing the learning opportunities and the chance to ‘give something back’ that inevitably come from providing support to the wonderful and dedicated MSS team and service users.
John is a mindfulness practitioner and Transpersonal psychologist from the North East of England, with experience supporting a variety of vulnerable populations through crises and towards wellbeing. He is passionate about bringing mindfulness to all aspects of life, particularly ecology, art, and education, and nurturing a deep appreciation and reconnection to the natural world.
Having witnessed directly the causes and consequences of increasing stress on young children, he is deeply grateful for the opportunity to support the wellbeing and empowerment of those at risk of domestic violence. John is passionate about supporting children through trauma and bringing Mindfulness in at grass roots
Shannon is one of The Mindfulness Support Service Directors. She is currently working within a UK leading organisation to support in the reduction and elimination of high risk domestic violence. Shannon has over 9 years experience of working in safeguarding to support children and families from harm, enabling them to live safe and happy lives. Over recent years Shannon has focused her expertise on complex needs cases and continues to rebuild bridges between service users and core organisations for domestic abuse support.
She has specialised in partnership working with the local MARAC teams and continues to work very closely in a multi agency approach to eliminate domestic abuse.
Carole Duffy is a Director of MSS and is employed as the Operational Manager. Carole’s career started with the National Health Service that spanned over 20 years, where she gained experience in both clinical and administrative areas. For the last 8 years Carole has worked in the voluntary sector, supporting survivors of Domestic Abuse, women & children. Carole’s experience includes Project
Management, Business and Finance, and Fundraising. Carole is passionate in supporting those who have experienced or witnessed Domestic abuse and those who have suffered Trauma.
Meghan McCue is the social media and marketing volunteer. She is currently an undergraduate at Coventry University completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is hoping to reach out to people who are looking for support through the social media channels.
Through the website and social media, she is hoping to be able to engage with the public about the benefits of mindfulness and how this service can support them. Hopefully, she will be able to provide a lot of help for many individuals.
Margaux is a French psychologist and mindfulness teacher. She certified in the body-mind therapeutic approach Lifespan Integration, and a certified MBSR teacher. As a member of the Administration Committee of the French association “Enfance et Attention” she promotes the development of mindfulness among children and teenagers.
In one-to-one online sessions, she supports adults and youngsters to live more freely, helping them to resolve the traumas and reduce stress. She has placed mindfulness at the heart of her life and loves sharing its benefits to people who need it. www.margauxjaillant-psychologue.com