Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Facilitator
B Med, Dip. Paediatrics
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Jennie is a GP working in Newcastle. She came to mindfulness practice as good medicine for herself and to address the increasing stress, from worry and anxiety, she could see in her patients. 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 a stint living with the rainforest nomads of Borneo. During her adult life she has practiced meditation in various forms and places for over 25 years. In her medical life she has worked in hospital and community medicine in paediatrics, general practice and geriatric medicine and is grateful to have the practice of mindfulness to bring to her work.
Jennie brings this diverse background to her teaching and loves the learning Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) brings to participants and herself. She has run a meditation group for 21 years, maintains an ongoing mindfulness practice, attends retreats and trainings in the western Insight Meditation tradition. She is currently completing 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