Colette Power PhD

Clear Seeing


Mindfulness and self-compassion teaching,

training and retreats

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Colette Power PhD

There is nowhere to go but the heart – Rumi

I've been practicing meditation since 2005. I came to meditation and mindfulness because I suffered with my mind, with anxiety and with depression. I've learnt over the years to manage these painful mental states using a range of approaches including mindfulness and self-compassion practices. I also work closely with a form of embodied enquiry, which has helped me to understand how suffering is created, how it is maintained, and how it can be alleviated. My wish for myself and for others is to see clearly, live fully and be free of suffering.

I've been teaching mindfulness and compassion-based approaches since 2011. I'm a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, a senior Breathworks trainer, and I teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I supervise mindfulness and self-compassion teachers and lead retreats in the UK and Europe. I hold a doctorate from the University of Liverpool and I'm a trained person-centred counsellor. >>

Listen to some of Colette's meditations on Insight Timer

Retreats with Colette

Difficult and challenging times, personally and globally, offer us a great opportunity to heal.

Colette's retreats offer you the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in mindfulness, insight and self-compassion-based practices in tranquil surroundings.

Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

More about the Retreats

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Mindfulness-based Enquiry

Our suffering and aversion comes from the unseen, unfelt parts of our psyche, that which we have not allowed ourselves to feel or process. If we don’t investigate, shine the light of awareness on them then we’re identified with them and they have control over our lives.
Carl Jung

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said that understanding is love’s other name. Mindfulness-based enquiry is a practice that can help us to understand ourselves better, to understand how we suffer unnecessarily because of the way that we perceive and react to experience. Enabling us to see more clearly and choose more wisely, this relational and supportive practice offers an opportunity to find freedom from suffering while awakening to our potential, creativity and resourcefulness.

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I offer enquiry sessions (in groups or on a one-to-one basis) for mindfulness teachers, meditation practitioners, those wishing to explore their spiritual practice, and those wishing to investigate personal suffering using mindfulness-based enquiry.

photo Monique Dicarlo


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Seldom, if ever, do we ask the ‘who’ question – who (or what) is the self that teaches?
Parker J. Palmer

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The supervision relationship can be a source of warmth, support and encouragement.

It can also be place of inspiration where we can deepen our understanding of the nature of human suffering and explore the possibilities of freedom.

I offer a space where you can explore your personal practice and your experience of mindfulness teaching and enquiry, a space where you can be fully human, where you can bring your patterns, your concerns, doubts, disappointments, triumphs and wonder.

This is a space of enquiry, that encourages a deepening of practice and a nourishing of teaching skills. I offer supervision & supravision for mindfulness and self-compassion teachers and mindfulness practitioners.

The 3 Minute Breathing Space

A short meditation to help you step out of stressful activity or stressful thinking and step into the present moment. A quick way to regain the plot.

You can do the 3 Minute Breathing Space anywhere, sitting on the bus, in a queue, at your desk at work.

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