Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM, PhD, RN, BSW is a certified MSC Teacher and teaches in London at Breast Cancer Haven. Her courses are open to anyone, not only people affected by cancer. Caroline has been teaching MSC since 2016.
An Australian, Caroline did her degree in Social Work at the University of Melbourne in the 1970s and has a long history of working in acute health and psychological care. She has been teaching the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme since 2005, following her training at The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, near Boston, USA in 2004.
She has taught many mindfulness courses in London and evaluated this for her doctorate at the University of Southampton in a large randomised controlled trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in April 2012.
She runs monthly practice groups of mindfulness and self-compassion in addition to eight-week programmes.
She also supports and supervisors newer mindfulness and mindful self-compassion teachers.
Caroline has been a pioneer in the field of integrated medicine since the 1980s, with professional level training in many touch therapies including Traditional Chinese acupuncture and shiatsu and is Clinical and Research Director of the national breast cancer support charity called Breast Cancer Haven.
She started practicing mindfulness under Sonia Moriceau at The Orchard Dharma Centre in Herefordshire in 1992. She is a long-term student of Iyengar yoga and started practising meditation in the 1970s.