Michael Robbins…

…I started meditating in the mid-eighties, and have had an interest in mindfulness for many years.  I have a daily meditation practice, and have a PGCert in teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBCT and MBSR) from Bangor University, as well as participating in the Breathworks (TM) ‘Living Well’ Trainer programme, and am enrolled on the MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University.  I have an ongoing interest in the application of mindfulness in psychotherapy and movement, having completed a three year  training in Hakomi body psychotherapy (a method of mindfulness-based assisted self-discovery), and am currently studying Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems Therapy, Focusing and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), a ‘third wave’ CBT method.

I also have a teaching qualification in, and use elements of Kum Nyé (Tibetan Yoga) in my work, as well as Breema and Chi Gung.  I am qualified in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Swedish Body Massage and I’m a member of: the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science; the Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and the Mindfulness Teachers Network UK. In addition to the above activities, I am a proofreader, with a particular interest in the broad area of Psychology, as well as Law and Eastern spirituality.