Mindfully Wild is Lee Bennett, an experienced, registered Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist.
Lee offers Therapy to help with all common Mental Health issues, provides Education and Intervention on Mindful Nature Connection, specialises in public speaking on a variety of psychological, social and mental health topics, delivers Evidence based Group work and provides Guided Mindful Walks in Nature
I developed Mindfully-Wild to offer a platform in the delivery of talks on a variety of metal health, psychological and social topics alongside Mindfulness based interventions and education.
This has come about from my 16 years experience of working with individuals, patients, clients and businesses, noticing and listening to what works and what doesn't.
I am a registered Mindfulness teacher and offer various talks, courses, groups, one to one support and education underpinned by evidence based treatment such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Registered and Listed Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) certified practitioner
I am an experienced speaker and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapist, with 16 years experience of delivering and developing Mental Health interventions across a variety of sectors and settings. I have worked for NHS Scotland as a Guided Self Help Worker and Trainer, for various charities as a Senior Wellbeing Practitioner. I am currently employed by the Government of Jersey as a Mental Health Practitioner working in Primary Care
I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), to Postgraduate level and since 2009 have been training in Mindfulness based interventions such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness based Nurturing Parents.
I am a listed Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher with Access MBCT and a registered Teacher with BAMBA
In 2016, I began the formal process with the Bangor University Mindfulness Teacher Training Pathway which means I followed a thoroughly researched, rigorously tested and evidence based process to my being a Mindfulness Teacher. I am proud to have been taught in this way. I am supervised regularly by a Supervisor from the Mindfulness Network and I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses.
What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a natural ability, that we all have, to be fully engaged in what is happening in this present moment. A coming back to us. To who we really are, our own unique experience as each moment unfolds. Our own nature
This can be a particular challenge to us as we may have been taught about success that can only be defined by what we do and that academia is of primary importance. This is alongside our innate psychology where in our upbringings where we can be forced into filtering our lives and experiences through lenses of judgement, criticism or penitence.
As such we can start to live our lives as the author of our own stories rather that of the main protagonist. We start to lose our spontaneity and curiousness of us and our world. We start to disconnect.
As Rumi says: (excerpt)
There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.
There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest.
This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.
Mindfulness allows us the opportunity to observe our lives without judgment and condemnation as if we are sitting on the bank of our own river, noticing, rather than being swept away, feeling out of control.