Amber Skyring established Mindfulness Wiltshire in 2013 having practiced Mindfulness Meditation for over 9 years.. She has studied with the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice at the School of Psychology of Bangor University, known Internationally as a Centre of Excellence in Mindfulness Training.
Amber has completed both her Level 1 & 2 Training, and has also trained to deliver Mindfulness For Cancer and is a Mindfulness Supervisor for other teachers.
Amber is a registered teacher with Mindfulness CIC where teachers have been assessed and able to demonstrate that they meet the UK Good Practice Guidance for Mindfulness-Based Teaches i.e they are: suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for their teaching. https://www.mindfulness-network.org/listingspagenew.php
Amber Skyring is also a registered teacher with the Mental Health Foundation For further information on Mindfulness please visit: https://bemindful.co.uk/learn-mindfulness/
All teachers who deliver MBSR 8 week course are required to undergo regular supervision and Amber recieves hers through the Exeter Mindfulness Network.
All teachers are expected to be supervised and deliver the 8 week program (not an amended shorter version) to comply with the Good Practice Guidance and to be able to register as a teacher through the Mindfulness Network. The 8 week course is a requirement for anyone considering teaching Mindfulness as part of their own professional services. Amber teaches many professionals from Mental Health workers to School Counsellors and Therapist to Clinical Psycologists.
This course follows the programme developed and researched by Jon Kabat Zinn PHd Professor of Medicine University of Massachusetts.
Amber offers a variety of courses, practise sessions and retreat days including:
- 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- MBCT-ca (Mindfulness for Cancer)
- .b for Teens 11-18yrs which is the Mindfulness in Schools Programme
- .b Foundation which is an 8 week Mindfulness training for teachers,staff and parents.
- Monthly practise sessions for graduates
- Silent Retreat Days for MBSR graduates
Amber came across Mindfulness as a way of managing her stress,anxiety and fear as a result of being diagnosed in 2008 with a chronic disease and wanting to find a way that helped her manage this personal challenge and support her health and wellbeing. Amber has been practising mindfulness for many years, making it an integral part of her own life and it is this combination of advanced study, attendance at Master Workshops, in particular Chronic Pain and Cancer, Annual Silent Retreats and personal experience and commitment that shapes her success as a mindfulness teacher.
Her passion is helping people find ways to work with the challenges life delivers to us and to find some new tools to help us sit alongside this challenges rather than be bowled over by them.
More recently Amber has started working with those people who have or are experiencing cancer and teaches those people new ways to manage and support them to cope better with their diagnosis. Amber has delivered courses funded by the STARS Appeal at Salisbury District Hospital and is currently working with Wessex Cancer Trust.
Amber is also a qualified Personal Development Coach and has worked as a Senior Manager in Local Government and Non-Goverment organisations for over 25 years previously and has a great understanding of work place stress and is able to deliver courses within a work setting where organisations are seeking a way to reduce stress and develop the personal resilience of their workforce
‘When we are being mindful, we are choosing to notice the details of our experiences, just as they are in this moment and without judging or trying to change them in the first instance’
- Sarah Silverton