About your teacher
Bibi Basch Stephansen has been practising mindfulness in its current form for seven years, and has trained as a teacher of mindfulness at the School of Psychology, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, with specialist training in MBSR.
CMRP at Bangor is the oldest of the three centres of excellence for Mindfulness research in the UK, including Oxford University and Exeter University.
Twenty-five years ago, Bibi attended classes at the Buddhist Society in London, and first started meditating as well as practising yoga. However, it was only when she had begun to train in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, with its simple tools, secular form and evidence based learning, that she made the decision to make mindfulness the central focus of her personal and professional life.
Bibi adheres to the good practice guidelines for mindfulness
teachers as set out by CMRP. Areas of specific experience and research: Anxiety; stress; and tinnitus. Focus of special interest in practice and teaching: mindful self-compassion.
Her 'Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop' was awarded the Best Spouse/Partner Personal Development Award in the Europe Region, by the Young Presidents Organisation.
Bibi's earlier career was as a photographer, and her academic background is in literature and philosophy.