Patrons

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness around the world, having developed Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the late 1970s.

 

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is a comedian. She has completed a masters in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre., and is author of Sane New World: Taming The Mind. She works to promote understanding of the brain, campaigning for greater mental health awareness and destigmatisation.

Watch Ruby and MI Director Jamie Bristow discuss how transformative practices can underpin systemic shifts here.

 

Trustees 

Trish Bartley

Trish Bartley, Chair

Trish is a senior mindfulness teacher, trainer and author. She has been involved in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy since the early days in the UK and has adapted and published an 8-week MBCT programme for people with cancer. Trish has a background in development and has worked with groups of marginalised people in the UK and South Africa over many years. She is a member of the Mindfulness Network core training team, teaches for Oxford Mindfulness Foundation and leads trainings and retreats in the UK, Europe and occasionally further afield.   

Katie White, OBE 

Katie is an independent Campaigns Advisor currently working on wellbeing and climate change. She was previously an advisor to the Labour Party and the European Campaigns Director for ONE. Prior to that, Katie co-led the campaign for a climate change act in the UK. That campaign is noted as one of the most successful campaigns in generations. This led to Katie joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to set up and lead a “war room” to prepare the UK Government, in advance of the 2009 UN Conference in Copenhagen. Katie was awarded an OBE in 2013.

 

Ed Halliwell

Ed is a mindfulness teacher and author. He leads public mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats in London, Surrey and Sussex, and has also introduced and taught mindfulness in more than 50 organisations. His books include Into The Heart of Mindfulness, and Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention.

 

Pauline Gibbs

Pauline is a Mindfulness Teacher and trainer in mental health, with over 25 years experience of community projects in the voluntary and statutory sectors. She has been instrumental in the introduction and development of various innovative and creative programmes within the NHS. Pauline recently set up MindfulBowl, London. Specialising in urban community settings and seldom heard voices, she is currently undertaking a project looking at the BAME communities’ access to mindfulness in the UK.

David Crook

David has extensive experience of stakeholder and relationship management and has particular grounding in inner-led change and mindfulness practice. He has worked for over 25 years on partnerships and resource mobilization with non-profit organisations and foundations. Having practiced insight meditation and ethical training since 2005, his main area of interest now is in advancing the uptake of inner-development and contemplative practices within social and environmental change movements.  Inner-led change, for short. 

Kareen Griffiths

Kareen is a Mindful Change consultant, speaker, facilitator and mental health advocate. She specialises in helping leaders and teams within organisations integrate mindfulness practices to drive positive change for wellbeing and to reduce burnout in the workplace. Kareen has over 15 years change management and communications experience working with global organisations. Kareen is also a Mindful DJ and uses music as a medium to bring communities together and increase access to mindfulness. 

Jim Godfrey

Jim has 25 years of experience as a senior corporate leader, consultant, political advisor and business coach. As a coach, he has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, and across many cultures and multiple continents. Prior to coaching Jim spent over 20 years working in communications and in politics. Outside of coaching, Jim spends his time in Bath, England with his wife and three children, and can often be found in his studio, working as a musician and producer.