Uz Afzal

Uz Afal

I teach mindfulness in a variety of contexts – corporates, charities, arts organisations, schools and educational institutions, to individuals and within the field of mental health through the mental health charity, Mind. I am known for my enthusiastic approach to mindfulness and have enjoyed leading popular mindful walking sessions at the V & A Museum and drop-in workshops at the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre.

My work has included MBSR courses for NHS trusts, education authorities and businesses. I am currently working for the mental health charity Mind, teaching mindfulness courses for their clients. I helped to develop a pioneering course, Radical Self-Care based upon MBSR/MBCT/MSC and CFT. This course was recently selected as one of the finalists for the Mindfulness Initiative’s inaugural Innovations in Mindfulness Award. I am a lead trainer for the Radical Self-Care Practitioner Training Pathway.

I teach the three MISP programmes, Dots, Paws B and Dot B in schools and run mindfulness training for educators, parents and governors. I run workshops and workplace mindfulness courses for corporates: including KPMG and the Green Finance Institute and for charities including Galop and The Bridging Project.

I am passionate about the following areas: mindfulness in mental health contexts, mindfulness in education, trauma sensitive mindfulness and awareness of intersectionality and making mindfulness courses as inclusive as possible, for everyone and especially for those who hold protected characteristics. I have taken a lead on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training and, in particular, around awareness of race and LGBTQ+ identities in several workplaces. I also serve as a Trustee at the Mindfulness Network, UK, where I sit on the EDI Committee.

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