Meditation Teacher Training in Wales based in Swansea, Cardiff and Carmarthen
Trainer: Jacqui Bastock
Jacqui says: I began meditating at a time in my life when I was feeling highly stressed with pressures from work, family illness and raising a young family. I seemed unable to get any relief from a busy mind that dragged me from one worry to another, some very real, others imagined future scenarios. I could feel my physical and mental health suffering and I knew something had to change. I began practicing meditation regularly, that was 30 years ago and it is one of the best, life enhancing decisions I've ever made. The benefits have been numerous and include a very healthy blood pressure, increased ability to focus, much calmer approach to everything, significant reduction in stress and anxiety and I am so much happier.
I have a regular daily meditation practice of 20 minutes in the morning and then 20 minutes during the day/evening (often split into two 10 minute sessions). I use a range of meditations including working with the breath and mindfulness.
Although I have been teaching meditation classes for a number of years, I wanted to gain a recognised and accredited qualification. At the same time, it was important to me that the organisation I trained with was both professional and as committed to meditation and bringing its benefits to a wider audience, as I was. In the British School of Meditation I found both. Following successful completion of the Meditation Teachers course I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to Train as a Trainer with the BSoM and achieved an accredited qualification recognised by Ofqual.
I am incredibly excited to be setting up the first BSoM centre in Wales. The centre will be based in Swansea and will offer Meditation Teacher Training courses accredited by Ascentis and recognised by Ofqual. It will give those who have developed a regular meditation practice of their own the opportunity to train and gain a recognised qualification as a Meditation Teacher.