"In the activity Attend to the quiet In the silence Attend to the form Listen to the stillness To the core within Always present Not in opposition To movement"
Chantek McNeilage – Listed with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
Chantek Mary McNeilage has been practising mindfulness, movement and related contemplative disciplines for more than forty years. She also has a long background as a complementary therapist using body-centered therapies, and integrative psychotherapy. She has taught and worked with special needs children and has run depth process groups in the UK and America. Her training background in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is by way of her practice and study with John Teasdale and further ongoing MBSR teacher training with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University (CMRP). Chantek has been running groups, one-to-one and distance learning courses since 2007. She also runs retreats in the UK and the MBSR programme in a retreat setting in Menorca.
Chantek is a supervisor of new and established teachers plus students on the MA master’s degree programme, facilitating Distance Learning and also Mentoring on the MA programme at The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University and is a part of the team of supervisors on the CIC mindfulness-network cic. Alongside running groups, one-to-one, couples and her other work she is currently teaching and implementing mindfulness training and practice into education within a large County High School.
What she values most and strives towards, as a group facilitator, teacher and supervisor are the qualities of attentive listening, holding safety, support, warmth, depth, humour, kindness and clear reflection, coupled with her own continual professional development and deepening of her own practice. Chantek adheres to the MBITAC Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria and is registered with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
One of her other passions is as a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled (RDA) where the ponies with their awareness of the children are a delightful lesson in mindfulness!
Chantek Mary McNeilage
Tel: (UK) 01799 522516 & Mobile: 07970 181 775