About Mindfulness In Reading
If you have stumbled across this site on the internet you have probably been searching for help of some form, or are curious as to whether mindfulness is right for you. Hopefully, you will find the information here that you need in order to make an informed choice as to a way forward.
One of the reasons we started Mindfulness in Reading is because of the gap between the provision of mindfulness and the level of interest or need.
Moreover, we have increasingly heard from people who have not been able to access mindfulness for one reason or another. Despite their interest and potential benefit to their lives.
This has been the starting point for Mindfulness In Reading. Our intention is to start bridging this gap by bringing mindfulness sessions to the public. With the hope of allowing more people access to the mindfulness training that has so benefited our clients and ourselves.
My name is Tafara Kunorubwe and I have many years of experience practising and teaching mindfulness. I first encountered it while working on an Inpatient Mental Health Ward in 2008/2009. Over the next few years, I gradually developed a personal practice and had an opportunity to attend an 8-week mindfulness course.
Alongside this, I increasingly noticed how mindfulness could be beneficial to my clients within therapy and the ever-expanding evidence base. To further pursue this interest and to live a more mindful life I undertook further training with the University of Aberdeen and the Mindfulness Association.
I have experience of teaching mindfulness within my profession, having delivered Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) within Addiction services, 8 Week Mindfulness Course within the NHS (Based on MBCT) and offering one-off sessions in GP surgeries for clients struggling with Long-Term Health Conditions.
As part of my ongoing development I have; continued to deepen my mindfulness practice, develop my teaching through regular supervision, attend further training courses, and I continue to attend teacher retreats. I am a member of the Mindfulness Association. Furthermore, I work to the Mindfulness Association code of ethics and the UK Good Practice Guidelines developed by the Mindfulness Network.
I am also an experienced and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I hold Post Graduate qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and I am accredited with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (BABCP). I have extensive experience of providing therapy across the NHS and Charity Sector, both as a clinician and in senior /supervision roles.
I currently work as a High-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within an NHS Primary Care Mental Health Service. Offering evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing mental health conditions, in particular depression and anxiety disorders. I am also a guest lecturer for a local university on their therapist training course.