Rosamund Oliver, BA, Dip Psych, ECP, International Trainer
Rosamund is qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in private practice, offering supervision, and supporting elderly bereaved patients in psychiatric care. She co-led the first Buddhist psychotherapy training in South Africa. A Senior Educator in the Spiritual Care Programme, she regularly gives courses in many countries. She has practised meditation since 1979 and attended a three-year meditation retreat. Using this contemplative method, she tutored nurses at St Joseph's Hospice for several years and created a prison meditation project. In 2003, she founded the Deep Listening Training, which is now accredited in Netherlands and Ireland.
Margaret Tatham BA (Mod Hist), MA, MRCP. Margaret worked in hospital medicine as a doctor for 8 years and then spent 20 years as a GP in London. Before studying medicine, she also taught in a secondary school for 5 years. Now retired, she continues to present professional seminars and training programmes for the Spiritual Care Programme as an Educator, including presenting at the recent international Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference in London. She was born in Canada, coming to the UK in 1970. She has been studying and practising Buddhism for 20 years.
Roger Green is a member of the Spiritual Care Programme team in the UK facilitating a variety of seminars and study groups for professional carers and trained volunteers. Since 2000 he has been a volunteer in Salisbury Hospice, where he is also part of the Bereavement Support Team. He is also a helpline volunteer for Prostate Cancer Support. He is a member of the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group, supporting the development of national guidelines and support for Buddhists within multi-faith healthcare chaplaincy for many years.
Steve Noakes works as a Family Support Keyworker, supporting troubled and challenging young people and their families in a small town on the UK South Coast. He recently qualified as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and is HCPC registered. As a volunteer, he buddied people with HIV/AIDS for 7 years. He continues to be involved with the local hospice providing psychotherapy for their bereavement service, as well as a nearby community mental health wellbeing project. Steve also helped to set up and develop a local children's bereavement service. He is an Educator for the Spiritual Care Programme and has presented seminars for professionals in the UK and Ireland.
Vicky Lindsay MA, Dip Coaching, works in the addictions field as a Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer. She trained at Bangor University in Mindfulness and currently provides MBSR courses in addictions services and community settings. She instructs in meditation courses in Birmingham and is a regular trainer presenting Deep Listening for Spiritual Care UK.
Andrew Warr has had a regular meditation practice for 40 years and has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation since 1982. He has been teaching meditation for over 20 years and since 2001 has been leading courses, seminars, and retreats, principally on the subject of loving kindness, in Europe, Australia, and North America.
Sonya Frearson has been involved in Spiritual Care since 2000. She has worked full-time as an NHS Clinical Psychologist since 2003 using therapeutic approaches including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and compassionate mind training. Sonya trains on mindfulness-based approaches in clinical psychology training courses in London. Since training in Deep Listening in 2003, she has incorporated it into her listening work.