The teacher

About Robin Creswell-Faure

Robin has an accredited Post Graduate qualification as a Mindfulness instructor from the University of Exeter  and is trained to the highest standard in compliance with the UK network of Mindfulness teacher trainer guidelines.

Robins Experience of Mindfulness started 13 years ago when she visited Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness practice center Plum Village in France for a one week retreat. This immersion into Mindfulness radically changed her perspective on life and since then, as well as establishing a personal daily mindfulness practice and instigating and leading a meditation support group that met for practice every week at her home in Brussels, she also spends a few weeks a year on retreat at Plum village or Gaia house .

Although Robin’s professional background is broadcast journalism, with a career spanning more than 20 years, her desire to make the teachings of mindfulness available to a broader public led her to return to university to study at one of the top Mindfulness teacher-training programs in Europe, the MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches) at Exeter University

This 3-year program provides her with an extensive preparation for teaching both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This includes the study of Neuroscience, Buddhist psychology and Cognitive Behavioural therapy, all important elements of the 8-week Mindfulness program.