Hello, I'm Kate Gooch and I'm a qualified Mindfulness Teacher having graduated from Bangor University with a postgraduate diploma in mindfulness. I've been teaching mindfulness courses for over 15 years in Brighton and in Sussex more widely. I also teach all my courses online.
As well as running my own Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) and MIndfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCL) courses I also work with the NHS, Schools , Adult care social and health services and the Brighton Buddhist Centre. As a qualified speech and languate therapists I also work with therapists as well as teach mindfulness to adults with acquired brain injury as well as adults who stammer.
I'm also a trained mindfulness supervisor and supervise Mindfulness teachers in the UK.
My background in meditation
Becoming a mindfulness teacher hasn't happened overnight. I started my own meditation practice in 1994 and quite quickly became aware of how healing meditation can be. After many years of having a daily meditation practice I have achieved lasting and positive change in my life. Meditation and mindfulness has improved my relationships, enhanced my sense of joy and well-being as well as increasing my resiliance to life's challenges.
It was during a meditation retrest I was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2010 and it was there I began to teach mindfulness under the guidance
It was when I returned to Brighton from India that I began studying Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University and teaching Mindfulness at the Brighton Buddhist Centre.
In 2007 we co-taught a 6-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course for 15-year-olds in a comprehensive school. Since then I have taught Mindfulness in the community both on my own and with colleagues Karunavira, (KV), Taravajra and Nick Diggins of Mindful Health, and Carolyn Cheasman at the City Lit, London. I also continue to teach at the Brighton Buddhist Centre. I have taught in schools as part of the MYRIAD research trial, and have also taught in research trials at Sussex University and with the HEEKSS project, as part of Sussex Mindfulness Centre, providing the MBCT-L curriculum to NHS staff.
I spent 4 years studying Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University and received a Merit in the Postgraduate Diploma in 2012, and a Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness. In 2014 I trained with the Mindfulness in Schools project and am qualified to teach Mindfulness to secondary school pupils and staff, both the .b and .b Foundations curricula. I adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines and am on the UK Listing of Mindfulness teachers. I am also a trained Mindfulness supervisor, working both privately and with the Mindfulness Network. I have regular supervision from Sarah Silverton.
I have taught Mindfulness to the general public, carers, school children, teachers, psychologists, NHS staff, workers in Adult Health and Social Care, Speech and Language Therapists, adults who stammer, and adults with acquired brain injury. I teach Mindfulness and Buddhist meditation at the Brighton Buddhist Centre, and Evolution Arts and Health Centre, and am also a Speech and Language Therapist.