Dr Ruth Collins PhD | CPsychol | AFBPsS
Welcome. I am an experienced, registered mindfulness teacher delivering mindfulness workshops and courses in a variety of settings.
I began practising insight meditation in my teens but was formally introduced to mindfulness when working with Professor Mark Williams at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (University of Oxford) and was fortunate enough to train as a mindfulness teacher with Mark and his team.
Mindfulness is an integral part of my life and I am a strong believer in its benefits, integrating it into all areas of my work. I am an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and also their Lead for the Finding Peace in a Frantic World Curriculum: Teaching Training and Research.
Mindfulness Workshops and Courses
I have been running termly Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses for staff and students at Oxford University since 1999. I also deliver Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing courses in corporate settings and have completed the Oxford and Bangor Universities’ training to Teach Mindfulness in the Workplace
As well as teaching mindfulness I regularly deliver workshops and training on mindfulness in a rage of educational, organisational and healthcare settings which have included: The Royal Veterinary School – University of Liverpool, Oxford University Student Union, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, Picker Institute Europe and the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
I am a member of Mindfulness for Students – a group of mindfulness teachers committed to developing the practice of mindfulness in higher education. I have co-run training on delivering mindfulness in the Higher Education setting at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Friends Meeting House, London.
Recent participant feedback:
‘I found it very helpful..…I found it helped both at work and home, even after the first session.’
‘Course tutors were excellent throughout.’
‘It has completely revolutionized how I think and interact. Even my colleagues say I have changed; I am able to work better with others. I just wished I had discovered it sooner.”
‘Learning tools to be able to cope with anxiety and stress. Learning to be kind and accepting of myself as I am,’