Dr. Victoria Galbraith is a psychologist, writer, trainer, editor, author, researcher and mindfulness facilitator/ teacher. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow. She has a private independent practice providing psychological therapy and consultancy (www.drvictoriagalbraith.co.uk ); and is also Registrar for the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology, formerly Programme Director and Senior Lecturer for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. She holds a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a mindfulness teacher, having trained with Breathworks (Mindfulness for Health and Stress) and Bangor University's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP).
My mindfulness practice has assisted me in various aspects of both my personal and professional life. As a parent with a busy working life, it can often be a challenge to keep all the balls in the air, but mindfulness helps to anchor me in the present moment. It helps me to put perspective on things and I know that, as long as I have breath, it's available to me whenever I choose to practice. I provide mindfulness classes in Herefordshire and Shropshire and also incorporate it into my psychology practice. I also provide mindfulness retreats locally and on the coastline through my additional business, SEAcotherapy (www.seacotherapy.co.uk). My workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness for stress whereby I aim to cover some theoretical aspects of stress and the impact it can have; and there will also be some experiential mindfulness activities to engage with. I hope to see you there.