Nicole (Perkins) began practicing meditation in 2010 and after experiencing the benefits in her own life decided to train to teach mindfulness to others in 2014. Since then she has been running 8-week mindfulness courses, taster sessions, workshops, and staff well-being days in educational and corporate settings, and within local authorities.
Alongside her teaching Nicole is completing a Psychology PhD in compassion-based approaches at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Nicole has trained with Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and Mindfulness in Schools Project. She has been taken on as a mindfulness teacher-trainer by Mindfulness in Schools Project, and is a trained supervisor of mindfulness teachers.
Nicole continues her own practice of meditation and regularly attends retreats, including silent and solitary retreats. She has a particular interest in the science of meditation, compassion meditation, and mindfulness of dream and sleep.
Nicole is trained to deliver the following courses, as well as bespoke workshops and courses:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living
- Finding Peace in a Frantic World
- .b Foundations for school staff
- .b for teens
- Paws b for primary school aged children
Nicole adheres to the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers.