My Adventures in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion


Hi, I'm Jane Taylor, the founder and director of Habits for Wellbeing.

I was recently asked about my adventure in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, so I thought I would do a little diary for you with the adventures, milestones and trainings I have been on 🙂

Jane Taylor's Certificates and Experience in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

December 2008

First Vipassana 10-Day Silent Mediation Retreat at Pomona (Sunshine Coast, Australia).

Term 4, 2009

December 2009

Second Vipassana 10-Day Silent Mediation Retreat at Pomona (Sunshine Coast, Australia).

August 2011

Attended the seven day Intensive MBSR and MBCT Teacher Training which involved 60 hours of training. The training was aimed at health professionals and educators with some knowledge and practical experience in mindfulness, and with a serious interest in bringing MBSR/CT into their lives and work. The program reflected the integration of personal experience and professional application that is central to the approach. The program offered a theoretical framework and intervention techniques for teaching MBSR/CT in clinical and community settings.

December 2011

Third Vipassana 10-Day Silent Mediation Retreat at Pomona (Sunshine Coast, Australia).

January 2012

Attended the Teacher Development Intensive that was run by the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This eight-day residential training program/retreat included: 92 hours of direct instruction, comprehensive investigation of the underpinnings of the MBSR curriculum; extensive first-hand experience about how to teach MBSR; exploration of our identity and integrity as a teacher of MBSR; refinement of our personal meditation and yoga practice as it informs your ongoing development as an MBSR teacher; integration of key principles of the MBSR model into other mindfulness-based approaches and interventions and participation in an ongoing supportive learning community. If you would like to know more about this retreat/program - please click here.

October 2012

September 2013

Fourth Vipassana 10-Day Silent Mediation Retreat at Pomona (Sunshine Coast, Australia).

July 2017

5-day Mindful Self-Compassion course on the Gold Coast.

September 2017

Attended the full training of the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training in Auckland, New Zealand on September 22-28, 2017 with the UC San Diego Centre for Mindfulness.

December 2018

Successful completion of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and Mindful Living Professional Online Training and Mentoring Program and Qualification of -

  • MB-EAT Qualified Instructor.

You can read more here.

May 2019 - June 2019

May 2019 - June 2019

10 x 1-hour Mindful Self-Compassion Supervision Sessions.

May 4 - 5, 2019

Completed the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Workshop with David Treleaven, PhD, held in Sydney, NSW.

The two-day workshop involved 13 hours of face-to-face training designed to help professionals offer mindfulness practices in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way.

June 28, 2019

Became a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion. There was a considerable amount of training to complete this certification (read more here), including -

  • 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion course - July 22-26, 2017,
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training - September 22-28, 2017 in New Zealand,
  • 10  x 1-hour Supervision Sessions, and
  • Facilitating the Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course.

March 2020

Ran the first Self-Compassion for Educators Course with Lisa Baylis and organised by Mindful Schools in the USA.

Continued Practise...

I continue to practise in this space and will do so, as I am a student first 🙂

Daily Inspiration...

Client Feedback

"Great! Thanks. I feel positive to continue on my life journey knowing what I can work on to continue to have success in life." - School Principal

"Can see myself using all of these skills. Great leadership and facilitating a comfortable/safe space Jane." - Teacher, Brisbane

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