CANCELLED - Mindfulness Workshop with Dr Maya Spencer (M.R.C.Psych) 


How is Mindfulness relevant to the clinical hypnotherapist?

When: Saturday 5 March 2016, 10am to 5pm.

Where: Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Rd, Exeter, Devon EX2 4SQ.

All day ticket (including lunch and refreshments): £65 members; £75 non members.

Through attending this workshop, which utilises theory, experiential practice and exercises, participants will learn:

•What secular mindfulness is

•What are the benefits of regular meditation practice, both clinical and neurological 

•The importance of mindfulness within the therapeutic relationship

•The similarities and differences between hypnosis and mindfulness

The information provided will be supported by clinical and neuroscientific research evidence. The seminar is designed to appeal to those with a variety of levels of experience of mindfulness, including people with no prior acquaintance.


Dr. Maya Spencer is a retired Consultant Psychiatrist who has been a meditator since 1983. She teaches secular mindfulness in the mode popularised by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of Massachusetts Medical School. She brings her own unique slant as a student of Advaita Vedanta rather than as a Buddhist. She teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme through the Nine Springs Natural Health Centre in Yeovil and has led over 30 MBSR courses to date in Taunton and Yeovil as well as providing introductory workshops for people in medical and educational settings. 

Maya trained as a Mindfulness Teacher with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, the UK’s centre of excellence for training MBSR teachers. She has also trained as a teacher of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Course for people whose lives are touched by cancer. She has developed her own follow-on course to the MBSR Programme: The Mindfulness-Based Life Skills Programme and co-authored the first educational qualification in mindfulness: The BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Mindfulness and Compassion. 

She attained the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis at UCL in 1998, with distinction.