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Gill Lock is a Health and Care Professionals Council registered Art Psychotherapist who has wide experience of delivering Art Therapy and Mindfulness sessions for the NHS for the past 12 years, both in the Mental Health service and the Learning Disabilities service. She also works in private practice and is a British Association of Art Therapists approved private practitioner and supervisor. She has taught and practiced Mindfulness meditation for the past nineteen years.
Her meditation practice stems from the Buddhist tradition, beginning with Vipassana meditation, where she participated in 6, ten day meditation retreats, to establish a firm grounding in the practice. When the opportunity to study Mindfulness and use this practice within the NHS arose, Gill undertook this 8 week training (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) followed firstly by the 6 day Teacher Development Retreat - Level 1, and then later a further 6 day Mindfulness and Individual Therapy retreat. More recently she completed the 6 day Teacher Training Retreat - Level 2. All these trainings were run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
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