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Teaching mindfulness is a continual and gentle re-examination and reflection of my own motivations for teaching which constantly change and mature – a living teaching – a lifetime engagement. It is not so much a method or technique but rather a way of tapping into all aspects of what it is to be human: the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. My intention is to come back to awareness over and over, and to be able to live my life consciously from moment to moment, and support others who choose to live the same way.

Rita is a Somatic Psychotherapist with 20 years clinical experience. She uses her knowledge of the body and psychotherapy to ground the skills of mindfulness into daily life. Rita has completed all levels of training outlined by the Centre for Mindfulness (MASS) for facilitation of the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.

Her extensive experience includes teaching MBSR in the fields of health care and education, most notably to Medical Students at the University of Notre Dame. She has also facilitated the first Google Detachment Day, a full day Mindfulness retreat for Google staff.