Zoe first became interested in meditation through learning Yoga over 20 years ago, and spent some years exploring different ways traditions, including Vipassana Goenka and Insight Meditation before discovering MBSR. She is influenced by a broad range of spiritual, therapeutic and wellbeing approaches and loves the way that Mindfulness integrates the many strands that inspire her in a wonderful, inclusive way.
Zoe’s mindfulness teaching grew out of a previous role as a university senior counsellor and supervisor. In 2010 she trained in teaching mindfulness at Bangor University though their Teaching Training Pathway and is a UK Network registered teacher, following the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses as laid out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers. She is also a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Zoe now has a small private psychotherapy practice and runs mindfulness courses for the general public, for staff and patients in the NHS and in the workplace.
Zoe co-founded Go Mindfully in 2010 and since then it has grown into a thriving community of 500 plus graduates of the 8-week courses which now includes Mindful Self-Compassion. Regular monthly top-ups and residential retreats are open to any graduate to support an ongoing exploration and deepening of this way of being. She is passionate about the heartfulness of mindful living, and finding ways to broaden the accessibility of this way of being within our communities.
What's important to Zoe in her own practice is making a space in amongst all the doing to feel connected, whole and open to life. This nourishes her and her relationships on so many levels. Her intention as a mindfulness teacher is to share the possibility of discovering our own inner good friend, a sense of ease, equilibrium and open heartedness that is sustained whatever the external circumstances.