Katie’s expertise and relaxed, practical teaching style will inspire you with the confidence to enjoy putting into practice the mindfulness techniques in which she specialises. She holds a Masters degree in Education, a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Using a combination of mindfulness, positive psychology and nutritional support techniques to enhance wellness, Katie always ensures that her presentations are packed with relevant ideas for you to take away. She has led bespoke workshops for corporate clients including Deloitte, Adidas, Barclays, Barclaycard and Greater Manchester Police. She runs regular events, meditation classes, courses and retreats for the general public, and has presented at conferences to a wide range of audiences, where she enjoys teaching mindfulness designed to support the specific needs of those attending. She has also contributed to a number of magazines and websites, as well as appearing on local radio and BBC Breakfast News.
Katie has been practicing mindfulness in her own life for over 16 years. She studies in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who was proposed for a Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King in 1967.
Katie continues to deepen her own practice by regularly attending retreats as well as the local Sanghas that flourish under the guidance of the Community of Interbeing charity, which represents Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK. These Sanghas are groups of people from a wide range of faith backgrounds, who aspire to develop peace in themselves and in the world through the practice of mindful living. She is therefore able to teach from her personal experience, including using mindfulness during being treated for and subsequently cured of cancer in 2015.