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Timothea Goddard

BA, Dip Psych (ANZAP) Workplace Trainer, Cert V, Yoga Teacher (YA200H)

Timothea Goddard is recognised as a pioneer in bringing MBSR to Australia over the past 12 years being the first in Australia to complete the training and be accredited as an MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical Center, USA; she maintains strong professional links there.   Timothea has worked in private practice for 30 years as a psychotherapist, educator and workplace trainer, having trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and body-based psychotherapy as well as comprehensive training in MiCBT, and basic training in ACT, Breathworks.B, and Mindful Schools.   Since 2007, she has been offering MBSR training and supervision for health professionals and others.   

Timothea also works with organisations to design and implement sustainable and effective mindfulness based programs.  She is a long time student of yoga, Aikido and meditation and practices in the Insight tradition.  She is the Director of Openground – an Australia-wide network of clinicians and teachers offering MBSR and related programs. She is involved in ongoing research projects in co-operation with post-graduate students in Australian universities on the impact on the MBSR program on anxiety, depression, empathy and self compassion.  She is a founding director of MTI.  She is passionate about pedagogy – the art of teaching and learning - and brings great curiosity about this process to her teaching and training.  She is in the process of training in  Somatic Experiencing for trauma and is very interested in the interface of biology and psychology and how mindfulness practice can facilitate the integration of what we experience as "body" and "mind". 

Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia & New Zealand (MTI)