Judith G Soulsby
I live in peaceful Snowdonia in north-west Wales, between the mountains and the sea. I support my health with qigong practice, singing in community choirs, and walking in the countryside where I live.
After working in publishing, I trained as a social worker, then as a psychotherapist. I moved to research work on MBCT in Bangor University in 1995, and was one of the founders of the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice. I taught mindfulness courses there from 2003, and then trained mindfulness teachers. I retired from full-time work in 2012, and trained as an MSC teacher in 2014, becoming Certified and an MSC Teacher Trainer the following year, and teaching MSC retreats. I now work online from home, teaching MSC and supervising MSC teachers.
I’ve been practising mindfulness since the mid-1970s, training with both Buddhist and secular teachers, working with all the necessary ups and downs of life. From 2010 I felt the need to bring more kindness and compassion into my practice, and was delighted to meet and work with Christopher Germer. Since then, I’ve found compassion practice (for myself and others) equally important as insight practice.
As I get older, I find mindfulness and compassion practice increasingly the most important focus of my life, and feel very privileged to be able to share this with others. I see it as a life’s work and feel it to be what the world deeply needs. ‘We teach what we most need to learn’, and I am glad to find myself constantly learning from those I teach and supervise.
• MSC courses online
• Supervision for MSC teachers
• MSC and mindfulness practice mentoring