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Entermindfulness is the MBCT coaching and therapy practice run by respected psychotherapist and pioneer in the field of mindfulness meditation Dr. Patrizia Collard. She is also a fully registered UKN member and trainer.
About Dr. Collard
Dr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, trainer and coach, offering a unique combination of professional qualifications and personal experience. Dr Collard uses her deep understanding of the destructive impact of stress and the resultant addictive/obsessive behaviour and increased anxiety to teach the practice of mindful meditation and emotional well-being.
Dr Collard incorporates a large variety of techniques and approaches into her work, adapting her method to suit each situation, whether this involves working with individuals, groups or whole organisations. Her wide range of approaches and methodologies includes cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, mindful movement and meditation, relaxation, and self-hypnosis.
Patrizia Collard completed her undergraduate studies in Oxford (BA Hons.), and her PhD at Bangor University in 1992. She held her first academic post as an assistant lecturer at Bangor University. She teaches now in the Department of Psychology at the University of East London. She is a senior lecturer for the course Integrative Psychotherapy and responsible for the areas CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and MSC (Mindfulness and Self Compassion).
She is a member of many prominent psychotherapy organisations (BABCP, UKCP, Association for Coaching, Austrian Association for Behaviour Therapy and Obsessive Action) and is always in touch with current developments in her field of expertise.
She started meditating and yoga during her 9-year spell in China in the early 90’s and upon her return to the UK in 2000 began to integrate her meditative experience into her therapeutic and teaching work. This culminated in completing her Mindfulness-teacher training at Bangor University and she became one of the early members of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organizations.
She trained with Jon Kabat-Zin and Saki Santorelli, and later with Rebecca Crane, John Teasdale, Mark Williams, Christina Feldman and Rick Hanson. She trained in Mindful Self Compassion with Chris Germer and Kristine Neff. She has supervised a number of MA research projects in the field of Mindfulness, such as “The Use of Mindfulness as a treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder”, “Mindfulness for the treatment of Trauma with members of the British Army” and “Mindfulness for Eating Disorders”. Patrizia Collard has developed the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program for the British Mindfulness Institute.
She has published numerous papers, articles, and interviews in her field, co-wrote 3 academic books and 9 books for the general public on Mindfulness and Self Compassion. She is the author of The Mindfulness Bible, MBCT for Dummies, Journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness for Compassionate Living, The Little Book of Mindfulness, Tibbs the Meditation Cat, and a co-author of Mindfulness Diet and the Mindfulness Cookbook. On several occasions, her books reached bestselling levels on Amazon, Der Spiegel, in Norway, etc.
About MBCT & Mindfulness
Mindfulness can be defined as bringing attention to the present moment, intentionally and without judgment. MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) applies traditional forms of mindfulness meditation that, with the right instruction and support, can be regularly self-administered and integrated into your daily life. This includes simple breathing meditations, body awareness, cognitive skills, and yoga exercises to help participants become more aware of the ‘now’, including getting in touch with moment-to-moment changes in the mind and the body.
Conducted in a series of classes covering the 8-stage MBCT program and by listening to recordings at home during the week, participants are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation, utilising skills and techniques that will continue to be useful and effective long after the course itself has ended. Time and care is taken to ensure that all techniques are taught and re-enforced in a compassionate manner.
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