Brenda Bentley is certified to teach and deliver mindfulness-based approaches and brings her own experience of using mindfulness for therapeutic change.
Brenda is a fully qualified therapist and has public liability insurance. She has been in private practice helping clients with Mindfulness Based Approaches for over 10 years. In her therapy practice, she blends psychotherapy approaches with mindfulness and self-compassion with great results. She has taught group courses for the last five years, resulting in over 1,000 direct teaching hours with groups and individuals to date.
Brenda meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers.
Brenda has successfully completed and has been assessed to demonstrate she meets the Good Practice Guidelines and is listed with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Trainers. Her training and research represents over 500 hours at present through UCSD Mindfulness-based Professional Training Institute, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, the Mindfulness Association and the University of Aberdeen where she is in her final year and in process of conducting a formal work-based research project for her dissertation for the MSc in Mindfulness Studies.
She has an established daily mindfulness practice, attends annual retreats for continued professional development and is supervised. Personally, Brenda has recovered from trauma related anxiety with mindfulness and compassion training and this makes her uniquely positioned to give first-hand advice to her students in overcoming these challenges.
There is no governing body in the field of mindfulness at present although standards are in place. When choosing a course provider, check they have undertaken a teaching certification that is recognised by the Good Practice Guidelines and they are listed on the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers. You may also check that they have association to a profession body that adheres to an ethical framework and are fully insured.
When choosing a mindfulness teacher or a teaching training program this information may be helpful to you.
- Mindfulness Teacher Network
- Mindfulness Association
- Accredited Senior Clinician – NCH
- UKCHO – (Reg: 80163)
- CNHC –(Reg: 000441-L10)