MEMBERS OF IMI NETWORK

The global network for the integrity of mindfulness training and teaching.

Members of the current IMI Working party

  • Lot Heijke, EAMBA, and Present Mind, the Netherlands
  • Günter Hudasch, Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Germany
  • Taravajra, UK Network, CMRP & Sussex Mindfulness Centre UK
  • Linda Kantor, Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA)
  • Dawn MacDonald, Compassion Project, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Camilla Sköld, Centre for Mindfulness, Sweden
  • Lynn Koerbel, Mindfulness Center, Brown University, US
  • Allan Goldstein, Center for Mindfulness, San Diego, US
  • Timothea Goddard, Mindfulness Training Institute, Australia
  • Maura Kenny, Mindfulness Training Institute, Australia (active in development phase)
  • Catherine Phillips, The Mindfulness Institute, University of Alberta, Canada (active in development phase)

Facilitators of the initial exploratory meetings held during 2015

  • Jud Brewer, Center for Mindfulness-UMass Medical School
  • Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest, US
  • Rebecca Crane, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor, UK
  • Willem Kuyken, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK
  • Karin Ekdahl, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Christina Feldman, independent teacher/trainer, UK
  • Lot Heijke, EAMBA, and independent teacher/trainer, the Netherlands
  • Steven Hickman, University of California, San Diego
  • Maura Kenny, Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia
  • Trish Luck, independent teacher/trainer, South Africa/UK
  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, Center for Mindfulness-UMass Medical School
  • Catherine Phillips, University of Alberta, The Mindfulness Institute, Canada
  • Saki Santorelli, Center for Mindfulness-UMass Medical School
  • Susan Woods, independent teacher/trainer, US

Midwives (the advisory group)

  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, Mindfulness Center, Brown University, US
  • Camilla Sköld, Center for Mindfulness Sweden and Karolinska Institutet
  • Dawn MacDonald, Compassion Project, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest, US
  • Rebecca Crane, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor, UK
  • Linda Lehrhaupt, Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Germany

Our criteria for membership of the transitionary group were that the individuals needed to be colleagues who were:

  • Senior – i.e. have many years’ experience as a teacher trainer within an established MBSR/MBCT or other closely related empirically underpinned 8-week MB teacher program training organization;
  • Able to represent both their own training organization and the region within which they work (i.e. they are well respected, well networked and well trusted within their wider community);
  • Representatives of different geographical areas in the world and of different sorts of training organizations e.g., individuals who work within universities and those in independent training institutes or teachers’ networks.
  • Simultaneously, a few senior colleagues became ‘midwives’ to the process for occasional supportive consultation. See Appendix 2 for the list of colleagues involved in this phase.