Our People

We are lucky to have a fantastic team of individuals who are enthusiastic about creating a healthier, happier society through heart-based mindfulness.

Ri Ferrier

Managing Director

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Ri Ferrier

Ri has been practicing mindfulness since her early 20s, when she discovered the power of meditation and being fully present. Since then she has delved deeply into this work, from Jungian based retreats through to Shamanic ceremonies, both as student and as teacher. She is also a biodynamic craniosacral therapist, a therapy that brings nourishment and healing through deep listening to the body.

Will Stephens

Strategy Director

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Will Stephens

Will has held director and consultant roles for many organisations; including serving as European Director for HeartMath and starting a Mindfulness Centre in the South of England. He has completed over 50 weeks of mindfulness training, spent three years training in Core Process Psychotherapy and gained experience working in NHS mental health services and UK prisons.

Tania Wheatcroft

Marketing Director

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Tania Wheatcroft

Tania’s passion for sustainability and social justice has guided her work. She was the Marketing Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation leading the campaign to ‘Make Trade Fair’ working with supermarkets and coffee chains to change their sourcing habits. Mindfulness has helped with both work and her family, she says allowing her to be more present and connected. While looking after her 2 children you will find her in the vegetable garden, walking the dog or beach combing.

Tamsin Chambers

Community Director

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Tamsin Chambers

Executive coach, recovering perfectionist & enthusiastic mindfulness advocate, Tamsin is a firm believer that the mind is a wonderful tool that just needs a ‘How To’ manual. During her career in engineering-based organisations, in project and operations management roles, Tamsin often found that juggling the demands of work, leadership, parenting and life caused a lot of stress. Anxious and exhausted, she was sceptical but desperate for something to help when she took part in a mindfulness course in 2013. Surprised by how much difference it made to life and work, Tamsin went on to study to teach mindfulness, alongside qualifying as an executive coach. She now works with individuals and groups, often within organisations, to help others to learn techniques to bring high-performing support to their high-performing lives.

Lyndsay Lunan

Training Director

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Lyndsay Lunan

Lyndsay has taught both at Glasgow University and in Further Education, where she created acclaimed mindfulness programmes for staff and students. She was later director of programme development and lead trainer at Youth Mindfulness. Lyndsay believes that the world we create begins with a state of mind.

Frankie Dewar

Social Media Executive

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Frankie Dewar

The voice behind the social media, if you’ve chatted in the comments or said hi in socials you’ve probably been chatting to Frankie. Starting her mindfulness journey during uni Frankie is passionate about making mindfulness accessible, encouraging people to take their first steps and find practical ways to bring it into their lives. Through learning more about allowing all emotions to be, Frankie is interested in opening up spaces for deeper conversations. She recently spent 2 months cycling around the UK talking to people from different backgrounds about their life journeys and experiences.

Kareem Ghandour

Community Outreach Liaison

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Kareem Ghandour

Kareem discovered mindfulness aged 18 whilst struggling with alcoholism and depression, and it enabled him to discover a more meaningful way of life that he had been searching for. Later he has been a facilitator with various groups and charities including Wake Up London, Youth Mindfulness, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (IBME) and Colours of Compassion – a community for people of BAME backgrounds. He has trained to teach mindfulness with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Jasmine Shaw

Community Liaison

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Jasmine Shaw

Jasmine has facilitated mindfulness for over 10 years- for her peers as a young adult and later for children and adults. She has completed a 2-year in-depth Certified Mindfulness Teacher Training programme with internationally recognised teachers Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield. She has undergone teacher training retreats in Mindful Self Compassion with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.

Charlotte Lubikowski

Administrator

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Charlotte Lubikowski

Meditation and spirituality has always been an important part of Charlottes life. Initially practising a mantra meditation Charlotte was then introduced to mindfulness during university which she really resonated with. Charlotte has been practising mindfulness since then. It has been a key resource in recovery from burn out from working as a medical doctor as well as driving her to live more authentically, making a career change away from medicine in 2019. She is passionate about the benefits mindfulness can give to mental health and helping people connect to their true authentic self. She dreams that these benefits can be felt by as many people as possible from all walks of life so is excited to be involved with making that happen through The Heart Movement.

In her spare time Charlotte enjoys attending to her vegetable patch and exploring the countryside. She is passionate about reconnecting with mother nature and caring for the earth. This has lead to more recently also exploring shamanic healing and connecting to the natural cycles of life.

Louise de Caux

Ambassador

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Louise de Caux

Louise has been a HeartMath coach since 2012 and brings their system of simple and powerful self-regulation techniques to the Heart Movement.  They are designed to be used “in the moment” and complement Mindfulness practices.

Louise is a coach, facilitator, conscious movement teacher and Interfaith Minister and has always been passionate about bringing more Heart into the world.  She runs Women 2Gether where her mission is to inspire women who need some loving, non-judgemental support to transform their lives.   Sharing Circles and Listening Spaces form a large part of Louise’s work and she runs several monthly Women’s Circles.  Issues and problems are not actively solved but through the deceptively simple act of sharing and being listened to by other  women in a held and safe space, miraculous transformations and deep healings can and do unfold.

Natasha Dilley

Ambassador

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Natasha Dilley

Natasha joined the Royal Air Force in 2006 and currently facilitates courses in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Trauma management. Her passion for Mindfulness came to the fore following injury; an experience that led her to study neurology, specialising in acquired brain injury. Here she worked alongside the NHS and the charity ARNI (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury). Natasha is a Licensed HeartMath Coach, NLP Trainer, Hypnosis Trainer, ASIST Suicide Prevention Coach and a Learning Difficulties Advisor. She recently qualified as a Sound Therapist and is exploring the benefits of sound in Mindfulness Practice.

Veronica Ellis

Ambassador

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Veronica Ellis

Veronica’s background is in teaching young offenders and children with Special Educational Needs.

She is the founder and director of Mindfulness Connected Learning and has created mindfulness programmes for parents and for people suffering from stress in the workplace. She teaches mindfulness to both adults and children and has also created a mindfulness course for children with ADHD.

She is committed to creating safe spaces so that mindfulness can be easily explored by individuals and groups. Veronica has completed an extensive course with Gabor Maté in ‘Compassionate Inquiry’ and is passionate about using this approach within her mindfulness work to facilitate insight and growth.

Susie Hooper

Ambassador

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Susie Hooper

Susie was introduced to mindfulness through her work with men who have committed sexual offences. She quickly realised how beneficial a regular practice was, enabling her to experience her emotions more deeply and to be kinder to herself. Through her mindfulness practice she almost never listens to the internal critic anymore! She loves teaching mindfulness in her local community in Central Scotland, and also online.

Niki Lewarne

Wellbeing Ambassador

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Niki Lewarne

Niki discovered mindfulness over 20 years ago, only discovering mindfulness in community during Mindfulness for Life training in 2018. This training deepened her own practice and skills to share with others.

As a psychotherapist working in schools and privately she specialises in loss, attachment and trauma. She teaches mindfulness to both adults and children and has developed an integrated model of therapy and mindfulness she shares with clients.

Lorna Reid

Ambassador

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Lorna Reid

Lorna has a professional background in hospice based nursing and education where she practices her commitment to compassionate listening. She came to mindfulness to help with her own long-term health condition. She stays with it to fully engage with life. Lorna’s mindfulness facilitation training is in line with good practice guidelines, and she has been offering mindfulness based courses and events for the past five years.

Michael Schwammberger

Ambassador

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Michael Schwammberger

Michael is a highly sought-after teacher and has led retreats in the UK, Spain and South America. He has been practising mindfulness since 1992 and he lived as a Buddhist monk for 15 years in Plum Village France, where he was a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.