Mindfulness Wiltshire.

Welcome to Mindfulness Wiltshire who are based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. 

My name is Amber Skyring and I established Mindfulness Wiltshire here in Salisbury after 10 years of personal Mindfulness Meditation Practice.
I have 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 and have completed 4 years on the Teacher Training Pathway and have been assessed and Certified as a Competent Teacher. 
I have also completed specialist training to deliver Mindfulness For Cancer, Mindfulness in Schools ( .b and .b Foundations) Finding Peace in a Frantic World (for the work place)                                           and I am a Mindfulness Supervisor for other teachers.

My professional background was for many years working in Local Government as a Senior Manager developing Projects and Services to meet the unmet needs of individuals and local communities. Fueled by my passion for my own sustained mindfulness practice led to a strong heartfelt desire to share it with others and teach. Mindfulness practice is an integral part of my everyday life and it is this combination of practice, advanced study, attendance at Master Workshops & Training Retreats, (in particular Chronic Pain/Cancer/Self Compassion), personal 7 day Silent Retreats, and ongoing Supervision and Mentoring that shapes my teaching practice.

I also specialise in teaching clients who are experiencing or living with Cancer (as a result of experiencing this challenge myself) the Mindfulness for Cancer Course. Through supporting their development of a mindfulness practice, I provide them with new tools and skills to manage and support both their physical and emotional well-being.
I have delivered courses funded by the STARS Appeal at Salisbury District Hospital and I currently deliver courses for Wessex Cancer Trust. 

I am also a qualified Personal Development Coach, and as well as working as a Senior Manager  in Local Government and Non-Goverment organisations for over 25 years,  I have a great understanding of work place stress and deliver courses within a work setting, where businesses and organisations are seeking new ways to reduce stress and develop and enhance the personal resilience of their workforce.

I have been teaching since 2013 and offer ongoing support to Graduates once they have completed the 8 week course, through monthly sessions, 1-2-1's and regular Retreat days/weekends throughout the year.

For a full list of current courses please visit: https://www.mindfulnesswiltshire.co.uk/salisbury/4/Courses-&-Retreats.html . 
The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking out new landscapes but having new eyes
- Attrib, Marcel Proust 1871-1922

Mindfulness Wiltshire is registered 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, deliver an 8 week course, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance, and are receiving supervision for their teaching. It maybe helpful to consider checking that the teacher you wish to learn with has been assessed and is registered. https://www.ukmindfulnessnetwork.co.uk/uk-listing/

Mindfulness Wiltshire, based in Salisbury, is also registered 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 Mindfulness Wiltshire receives supervision through the MIndfulness Network who also manage the UK Registered Teachers Listings.
All teachers are expected to be supervised and deliver the 8 week program (not a shorter or abreviated version) to comply with the Good Practice Guidance and to be able to register as a teacher through the Mindfulness Network.  Always check with the teacher that they are complying with these guidelines to be sure.
The 8 week course is a requirement for anyone considering teaching Mindfulness as part of their own professional services.

Mindfulness Wiltshire has taught 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. 
Mindfulness Wiltshire based in Salisbury, offers a variety of courses, practise sessions and retreat days including:
  • 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • MBCT-ca (Mindfulness for Cancer)
  • Finding Peace in a Frantic World 
  • .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

Mindfulness Wiltshire

Amber Skyring is trained to teach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBCT - Ca  (Mindfulness for Cancer)
MISP Teacher (Mindfulness in Schools)
Finding Peace in a Frantic World

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