Mr. Shamash Alidina M.Eng., M.A.(Ed.), PGCE
When I first heard about mindfulness and meditation, I was a little hesitant. Meditation sounded esoteric and I wasn't sure how I could possibly benefit from the art of mindfulness. However, after attending an evening class in mindfulness, and completing an eight week course in mindfulness, I was hooked! I had discovered an incredible way of transforming my inner state of mind and living a life of purpose, calm and focus. I began to see a whole different way of meeting life, from just thinking all the time, to connecting with my senses and noticing the beauty, wonder and awe around me. I realised life is about this moment now, rather than constantly planning the future or worrying about the past.
I'm very passionate about mindfulness. I've taught mindfulness meditation in adult groups and through distance learning courses for over 10 years. i trained at Bangor University, and attended trainings by Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Matthieu Ricard. I've also been fortunate to attend talks by the Dalai Lama too.
I run an organisation that trains people to use mindfulness from all walks of life. I also specificially train in mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy either through innovative and powerful distance learning courses, one to one, or in groups, often in London.