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Where to find mindfulness teachers in New Zealand


Auckland

Albany Village Mindfulness

Albany Village Mindfulness Trc/o Albany Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, Unit 9 The Pharmacy Building, Albany, Auckland. 

Auckland Sphere Group

Weekly meditation classes centred on themes of mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion. Retreats and visiting teachers throughout the year. Visit www.aucklandsphere.org or contact Mira on info "at" aucklandsphere.org 021 548 781 for details. Westmere, Auckland.

Auckland University of Technology Mindfulness Special Interest Group

On-going research and sharing of research and practice in mindfulness for wellbeing; annual conferences and guest speakers. Contact Andy Begg: andy.begg "at" aut.ac.nz or Ross Bernay: ross.bernay "at" aut.ac.nz 

Auckland University of Technology School of Education

Research and development of mindfulness programmes for teachers and children as part of initial teacher education and professional development. Contact Ross Bernay for details: ross.bernay "at" aut.ac.nz or phone 09 921-9999 ext. 7909.

Change it Psychology

Dr Mary Grogan, clinical psychologist, offers The Mindfulness Project: four, one-day workshops with mindfulness as the common element. Discover: A mindful approach to stress; From emotional eating to mindful living; A mindful look at habits and willpower. Steps to greater happiness. Visit www.changeitpsychology.co.nz, email mary "at" changeit.co.nz or phone 021 978 352. Address: 53 Fife St, Westmere, Auckland 1022. 

Lisa Markwick

Mindful leadership consultant offering mindful leadership coaching and workshops nationwide. Also offers MBSR based six to eight mindfulness practice series in Auckland. See www.mindfuladventures.co.nz or call Lisa on 021 313323. Office Address - L1 #10 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Mindful Psychology

Marike Batenburg offers eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. See: www.mindfulpsychology.co.nz. Address: 64 Valley Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024.

Mindfulness Auckland

Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes, six-week Self Compassion courses and training for Health Professionals. Mindfulness informed Supervision and Therapy is also available. Visit www.mindfulnessauckland.co.nz.Address: Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland 1023.

MindfulnessNZ

Dr Kirsty Freeman (recently relocated to Auckland from Christchurch) offers Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction eight-week programmes for clinicians, workshops and clinical supervision. She also supports and facilitates mindfulness practice and developments in Christchurch. Contact: mindfulnessnz "at" gmail.com 

Norwest Mindfulness

We run eight week mindfulness based programmes in the North and West regions of Auckland.
Contact: www.facebook.com/NorwestMindfulness or phone: 021 997 294.

Renew Your Mind

Chantal Hofstee, clinical psychologist, runs a six-week, one evening per week, mindfulness course in Titirangi, West Auckland. This is a practical course that focusses on learning and practicing mindfulness skills. For more information please visit: renewyourmind.co.nz

 

Hamilton

Dr Gerard Pauley 

Mindfulness practices in individual therapy with a particular interest in working with people with depression and anxiety. Gerard practices and teaches compassion-focussed therapy which uses mindfulness practice to help people to be more compassionate with themselves and others. Gerard is also involved in running MBSR and MBCT groups in Hamilton. Email: gerardthepsychologist "at" hotmail.com, phone: 022 0477924 or see: gerardthepsychologist.weebly.com 

Jeannette Shennan

Mindfulness training for individuals, specialising in working with people with chronic health problems including chronic pain, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) group programmes. Email: shennan47 "at" orcon.net.nz or phone 022 086 4670 for details. Address: 5 King St, Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand.

Philippa Thomas, The Psychology Centre 

Facilitates group MBSR and MBCT programmes with colleagues, and also offers individual Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Visit: www.tpc.org.nz. Address: 5 King St, Frankton, Hamilton 3204. 

 

Tauranga

Mindful Living

Mindfulness training for individuals, workplaces and organisations. Courses include, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Mindful Mums. Visit www.mindfulliving.co.nz or contact Natasha "at" mindfulliving.co.nz for further details. Adress: 14 Woodford Ave, Brookfield, Tauranga 3110.

Tarchin Hearn

Leads regular retreats and teachings throughout New Zealand. Visit www.greendharmatreasury.org for details. Katikati, New Zealand. 

 

Taranaki

Living mindfully

Kanya Stewart teaches regular day and evening courses in Mindfulness Meditation, with an emphasis on integration in daily life and developing kindness and compassion for oneself and others. She also teaches yoga, and has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for 30 years. Contact Kanya on 027 846 7238 or 06 7539373 or email pranava108 "at" slingshot.co.nz

 

Napier

Bhavna Nagar

Bhavna offers individual mindfulness-based psychological therapy and she runs a four week mindfulness course. Address: 50 Dalton St, Napier. See website for details - www.alivepsych.co.nz   

Jillian Simpson

Offers eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes. Email bearcats "at" ihug.co.nz or phone 021 215 6929 for visit www.stressreduction.co.nz for details. Address: 30 Munroe St, Napier South, Napier 4110.  

 

Wellington

Lucy Schwabe

Mindfulness programmes for individuals and groups including eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. Visit www.wholistichealthworks.co.nz for details. Address: 6/75 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

Mindfulness Training Ltd

Public Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programmes, mindfulness based workplace programmes, 1:1 coaching, public retreats and courses. Visit www.mindfulness-training.co.nz or contact Stephen Archer: stephenarcher "at" mindfulness-training.co.nz for details. 

Original Nature Insight Meditation 

Mindfulness training within the Buddhist Insight Meditation tradition. Training is universal in nature and open to people from all walks of life. Please see www.originalnature.co.nz for details. Based in Thorndon.

Mindfulness Works

Karl Baker provides mindfulness and meditation introductory courses, retreats, workshops and one-on-one sessions. All courses include a guided meditation CD. Visit www.mindfulnessworks.co.nz. Address: 2 Freemans Way, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt 5019. 

 

Nelson

Ana Reyes-Croker

Offers eight-week MBSR courses during the school terms in Nelson city centre, Nile St. Contact 021 677 691 or anareyes-croker "at" xtra.co.nz

David Wakeling

Mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats for the general public. Email davidwakeling "at" xtra.co.nz or phone 03 548 3317 for details. 

Opening Minds

Jamie Howell, 170C Seaton Valley Rd Upper Moutere, Mapua, 7173. Mindfulness in education, whole school approaches, staff training and student programmes, meditation courses for the public, mindfulness-based work place programmes. See: www.openingminds.co.nz or phone: 021 0264 4351.
 

Christchurch

Brendan Sillifant

Weekly mindfulness group, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programmes, and bi-monthly peer-support group for health professionals. Please call: 03 374 1680 or email: BrendanSillifant "at" gmail.com for further details.

Southern Insight Meditation

Regular mindfulness and meditation beginner courses with Di Robertson, contact diana.r "at" xtra.co.nz. Additional retreats, groups and workshops with a range of teachers occur throughout the year, see www.southern-insight.org.nz or contact southern.insight.meditation "at" gmail.com

 

Dunedin  

Kovido Maddick

Mindfulness training for groups and individuals. Phone 03 471 0785, 027 357 2884 or email kovido "at" slingshot.co.nz for details. Address: 115 Lower Stuart St, Dunedin, 9016.

James Hegarty

Clinical psychologist offering individual mindfulness-based therapy for a range of problems including issues with anxiety and depression. Occasional mindfulness-based group programmes both for professionals and in the community. Phone 027 4266 710 or email james.hegarty "at" xnet.co.nz

Zen group

Offers beginner classes in mindfulness (zazen) meditation free of charge. Meet each Tuesday night at Otago Polytechnic Room 601, H Block, Forth Street. Phone Jim on 027 4266 710.

 

Guidelines for those wanting to teach mindfulness

As mindfulness programmes and mindfulness-based interventions grow in popularity, it is important that people facilitating courses are well qualified to do so.

A person leading a mindfulness course should have a well-established daily mindfulness practice, attend regular retreats with a qualified senior teacher (and/or participate in solo retreat work if that has been deemed most appropriate for their development, as instructed by their teacher), and have been practising for a sufficient period of time (generally a number of years) before leading courses for others.

Mindfulness teachers should also be conscious and authentically responsive to their audience, recognising the values and world views held by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Above all else, it is important to recognise that mindfulness cannot be fully understood by reading books or learning from others. It is a way of being that is manifested in each moment of life. With this in mind, a mindfulness trainer should teach from their own personal experience, with integrity, honesty and authenticity.

You may also be interested in reading about UK and USA mindfulness teaching standards for further information.

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