The Teachers


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Elaine Weatherley-Jones

I’m Dr. Elaine Weatherley-Jones, Founder of Mindfulness Sheffield, a qualified Breathworks Mindfulness teacher and Chartered Psychologist based in Sheffield:

I’ve been practicing mindfulness and other meditation practices since 2000. In 2008, I qualified as a teacher of Mindfulness with Breathworks.

The UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations has recently registered me as a teacher meeting the UK Good Practice Guidance Guidelines.

I completed the Foundation module of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches with Bangor University in 2010. I’ve done further training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and I engage in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and clinical supervision. I have led and assisted in teaching Mindfulness 8-week courses in Sheffield, Manchester and Bangor. I am registered as a Mindfulness Teacher on the “Be Mindful” website – a site owned by the Mental Health Foundation where you can find courses led by approved teachers. I am a Chartered Psychologist and adhere to the British Psychological Society’s code of ethics.



Sara Dennis

I am Sara Dennis, a qualified Breathworks Mindfulness teacher, and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist based in Sheffield. I developed an interest in mindfulness in relation to working with people with long-term physical health problems and associated psychological distress. I have been practicing mindfulness in my daily life for over four years. I  attended the Mindfulness for Stress Course initially as a participant, as is standard for people wanting to train to teach. I have gone on to train as a teacher of mindfulness with Breathworks. I am delighted to be joining Elaine as a teacher with Mindfulness in Sheffield. I look forward to meeting and working with you as course participants.

I have co-lead and run courses in Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health in Sheffield and Chesterfield. It continues to be both a privilege and a pleasure to support people in finding out for themselves the new perspectives, on life, stress and health which mindfulness practice can bring.

All accredited mindfulness teachers have a requirement to undertake regular personal practice of mindfulness; to attend continuing professional development events in order to keep their practice up to date and in line with current research in the field; and to have regular clinical supervision. I adhere to these principles of good practice. In addition I am a member of the British Psychological Society, and adhere to the professional practice guidelines of the Society.