Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Facilitator
B Med, Dip. Paediatrics
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Jennie is a GP, currently working in hospital settings in Newcastle. She came to mindfulness practice as good medicine for herself and to address the increasing stress she could see in her patients and herself. Between starting medicine, on finishing school, and restarting again in the 1990’s she trained and worked in improvisational community theatre and education, travelled widely including the privilege of living with the rainforest nomads of Borneo – which continues to inform her life. During her adult life she has studied and practiced meditation in various forms in India, USA and Australia for over 35 years.
Jennie brings this diverse background to her teaching and loves the learning mindfulness brings to participants and herself. She has run a meditation group for 21 years, maintains an ongoing mindfulness practice, regularly attends retreats and trainings in the western insight tradition. She has recently completed a 2 year mindfulness teacher training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, two of America’s senior mindfulness teachers.
Jennie is interested in the application of mindfulness to the messiness, wonderfulness and mundaneness of daily life. Her main teachers continue to be her family, the dog, her community and not burning the rice (she has bought a rice cooker).
Jennie can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org