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About Colette Power PhD

Dr Colette Power

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Colette is a a Senior Mindfulness Teacher/trainer,  supervisor and supravisor with Breathworks CIC, Manchester and a Trained Mindful Self Compassion Teacher. As a freelance mindfulness teacher she delivers a range of mindfulness-based courses nationally, including:

Clients include The Probation Service (Liverpool), Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Women's Aid.

Colette also offers:

She has trained with Breathworks (Vidyamala Burch & Gary Hennessey), Christopher Germer and Kristen Neff (Mindful Self Compassion, University of San Diego) and Bangor University (MBCT, MBSR, TT2). She regularly attends retreats at Taraloka, Tiratanaloka and Gaia House (with teachers such as Christina Feldman, John Peacock, John Teasdale, Martin Aylward, Leela Sarti)This programme of practice and training is part of her commitment to deepening her own practice and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the training she offers.

Colette meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers. To view these, go to good practice guidelines

Colette holds doctorate from The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy. She has  lectured in sociology, research methodology, women's and gender studies, and worked as a social researcher commissioned by the National Health Service. She has experience in teaching and group work facilitation both in community settings and in the voluntary sector.

She is a qualified person centred counsellor and worked with people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, low self-esteem and depression. She also taught counselling skills in Liverpool for many years.

Colette also facilitates 'The Work That Reconnects', Deep Ecology workshops based on the work of Joanna Macy.

Please also see Events page for workshops and retreat days.   

Vidyamala Burch
Vidyamala Burch
Director and trainer at Breathworks CIC

Collette is a gifted communicator who has a deep love of mindfulness, awareness and compassion. She offers a tremendous amount through her work at Breathworks and running her own mindfulness courses. She is very popular with students and has a delightful quality of intelligence, warmth, humour and approachability.

September 10, 2013, Vidyamala worked directly with Colette at Breathworks CIC