DR SHERYLIN THOMPSON

PSYCHOLOGIST & MINDFULNESS TEACHER

SKILLS OVERVIEW

Sherylin blends her psychology background with her vision for helping societal structures be more psychologically healthy places to live and work in. Sherylin has been selected by Oxford University’s Mindfulness Centre to teach on their MYRIAD trial, the largest radomised control trial in the work on mindfulness in schools.

MINDFULNESS SPECIALISM

Bangor University mindfulness teacher training pathway. This included a specialist Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) training.

LISTED MINDFULNESS TEACHER

Follows the standards and best practice guidelines set by the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teachers and is listed with them as well as the Mental Health Foundation as a mindfulness teacher.

CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Integrates mindfulness into wider context of human psychology and functioning.

12-YEAR PERSONAL PRACTICE

Has practiced mindfulness in her own life for 12-years and so teaches from deep lived experience, not just from theory.

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Sherylin has undergone a structured mindfulness teacher training programme:

 

  • Registered with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy specialist training – Bangor University

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2 – Bangor University

  • Teaching mindfulness in the workplace – The Mindfulness Exchange

  • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR – Michael Chaskalson

  • ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) foundation & intermediate training – Present Mind / TIR
  • Selected to teach on the largest radomised control trial (Oxford University’s MYRIAD Project) on mindfulness in schools.
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy  – Middlesex University

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute / UKCP accredited course

  • Graduation Diploma in Psychology – University of East London

  • NCFE in Person-Centred Counselling – BACP accredited course
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communications –Communications – University of South Africa

  • HCPC registered: The title “Counselling Psychologist” can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC only registers people who meet the standards it sets for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

  • Chartered Psychologist: Chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Chartered Psychologist status is the BPS gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered psychologists are entitled to use the designation ‘CPsychol’.

  • UKCP registeredThe United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) holds national registers of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This includes meeting established standards of professional practice as well as abiding by the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development. 

  • BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy register is assessed and accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health. It is administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority).

Sherylin’s doctoral thesis was on emotion regulation and how a person manages difficult emotions in tough situations. Good emotion regulation helps people withstand hard times and even grow stronger through adversity. Sherylin is particularly interested in how mindfulness can build resilience and help people from all walks of life move closer towards leading more fulfilled and contented lives. She will be teaching for the MYRIAD research project being undertaken by Oxford University studying mindfulness in schools.

Sherylin has for more than 12 years had a personal mindfulness practice. She has lived in an urban retreat-like setting for three years where mindfulness was embraced as an everyday way of life. Sherylin has also frequented mindfulness retreat centres over the years and has a deep interest in the traditions from which mindfulness comes.
Sherylin brings a unique blend of personal practical immersion in mindfulness, academic learning, and background career history in the not-for-profit sector. Sherylin takes a down-to-earth approach in bringing high-quality mindfulness courses to grassroots level as well as to top corporate clients.

IN THE NEWS

Sherylin has been featured in the press speaking about mindfulness. Here are some examples:


The Wharf
: Mindfulness as mind fitness, Link

City AM: National Stress Awareness Day – Mindfulness tips, Link

Communicate Magazine: Mindfulness at work, Link

Isle of Dogs Life: Mindfulness hosted in East-meets-West garden, Link

The Wharf: Canary Wharf Roof Garden mindfulness event, Link

So Darling: Feature on managing stress with mindfulness, Link

The Big Idea: Mindfulness work mindfulness, Link

BACP / People’s Friend: Mindfulness overview, Link

Resonance FM: How can mindfulness benefit the workplace, Link

Start your Business Magazine: Mindfulness at Work, Link

Startup Donut: Workplace occupational health with mindfulness, Link

The Wharf: Mindfulness consultancy in Canary Wharf, pdf

Docklands and East London Advertiser: The BeingWell & Buy Social Campaign, pdf

The Wharf: The BeingWell’s Social Saturday event, pdf

Optima Magazine: The use of mindfulness ‘shelf help’ books, Link

The Wharf: Mindful New Years’ resolutions, pdf

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