Becca is a leading expert on the training of mindfulness instructors. She is our lead consultant and trainer in the process of training in-house mindfulness instructors.
Becca directs the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University where she also led the development of the Centre's professional training and Master’s programmes.
She has been developing her skills in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) since 1996. During this time she has participated in extensive training and supervision with senior teachers from the leading MBSR training organisation in the USA and with Professor Mark Williams who co-developed MBCT. She has taught both programmes to clients in a range of settings including organisational contexts, as part of research trials, within mental and physical health care contexts and to the general public. She also teaches mindfulness in academic contexts at under- and post-graduate levels.
Becca has a Master’s with distinction in counselling and mindfulness-based approaches, is qualified as an integrative counsellor and is an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She has written “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy” for The CBT Distinctive Features Series (Routledge, 2009).