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We specialise in people skills for professionals. Our aim is to make
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Our Consultants

 

Dr Elizabeth EnglishElizabeth English

BA Hons, MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Founder and Director of Life at Work Ltd

Specialisms: Mindfulness, Focusing, Nonviolent Communication

Elizabeth is the Cambridge University Mindfulness Practitioner, teaching mindfulness to students at the University (more info here). She founded Life at Work in 2004. Her background includes arts administration and the media, followed by an academic career, with a Masters and Doctorate from Oxford University in Buddhology. Always interested in personal development, she began her work as consultant, trainer and coach in the professional sphere having certified as a trainer in Nonviolent Communication™, a teacher in Focusing with the British Focusing Teachers’ Association and the Focusing Institute, and also as an accredited Wholebody Focusing Trainer, and Mindfulness practitioner with over thirty years’ experience of Mindfulness meditation. Alongside her work at Cambridge University, Elizabeth also works widely in healthcare, with the police, in universities, and businesses. Fascinated by interaction in all its forms, both 'inner' and 'outer' communication, she looks in depth at what motivates people to speak, act and live as they do, she looks in depth at what motivates people to speak and act as they do — the root causes of harmony, success and wellbeing.

Elizabeth is the first person to be internationally certified in Nonviolent Communication™ (NVC), Focusing and Wholebody Focusing. Her unique combination of these approaches gives her a distinctive approach to her work at all levels, whether with leaders, team-members, or individuals.

 

Associate Consultants

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Elizabeth English
Elizabeth English
BA Hons, MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
Specialisms:
Nonviolent Communication, Focusing, Mindfulness
  Michael Chaskalson
Michael Chaskalson
MA
Specialisms:
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  Peter Kuklis
Peter Kuklis
Dip Ing
Specialisms:
Focusing, Nonviolent Communication™, Mindfulness
 
Simon McKibbin
Simon McKibbin
BA
Specialisms:
Nonviolent Communication, NLP, Meditation
  Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Edward Lear (1812-1888)

  Annie Rankin
Annie Rankin
MA
Specialisms:
Nonviolent Communication, Meditation
 
Ciaran Saunders
Ciaran Saunders
MA
Specialisms:
Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
 

 

Ciaran SaundersCiaran Saunders

MA

Specialisms: Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Ciaran has been practicing meditation and related disciplines since 1972 and has been teaching these for over thirty years. He was a resident teacher at Vajraloka meditation centre in North Wales during the early 1980’s. Through the 1980’s and 1990’s Ciaran took this experience into business, working for Windorse-Evolution, one of the earliest companies to introduce ethical trading on the high street. There, Ciaran pioneered the development of Team-based Right Livelihood —a Mindfulness-based approach which extends the principles of fair trade throughout the company. In 2004/5 Ciaran co-led Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses with John Teasdale, one of the authors of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, and Michael Chaskalson, author of The Mindful Workplace. Since then, Ciaran has continued to develop his own approach to teaching Mindfulness within the Mindfulness community, reaching a wide range of people in both professional and personal settings.

In 2012 Ciaran joined the teaching team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in the School of Psychology at Bangor University, delivering the postgraduate programme and MSc/MA in Mindfulness Based Approaches.

Ciaran has been the Chairman of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre since 2000. He has an avid personal interest in the interface between contemporary psychology and the mindfulness traditions and delights in sharing his explorations of mindfulness with people from all walks of life.