MSc, PhD, D. Clin. Psych.
As a clinical psychologist, martial artist and neuroscientist, Tamara brings a unique, multiple perspective to her mindfulness teaching, therapy, and research. Her particular interest is in the embodiment of mindfulness through mindful movement and this lies at the heart of all her training programs including “The Art of Mindfulness” and “Body In Mind Training” which are offered as lectures, workshops, courses and longer trainings to the general public, schools, corporations, and within the health sector.
Tamara’s work cuts across disciplines and sectors, bringing innovative, practical, fun and body-based mindfulness training to individuals of all ages and abilities. Tamara works as a mindfulness consultant and trainer in a variety of settings including corporate, education and health worldwide. Her bottom-up, co-produced mindful design processes represent the cutting edge of the way mindfulness can be delivered in accessible way to those who can benefit.
Tamara is the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London. This organization is dedicated to innovation and thought leadership in the field of mindfulness with a particular focus on creativity, technology, and mindfulness teaching methodology. Tamara is a visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, lecturing on the clinical and neuroscientific aspects of mindfulness to students across a range of post graduate courses and conducting exploratory and innovative research projects.
Tamara’s clinical and academic research explores the link between movement, mind, and the brain. She specialises in using mindful movement as an embodied therapeutic tool for those managing non ordinary states of consciousness (psychosis, bipolar, depersonalisation, existential crisis and trauma). A additional focus is carers and healthcare staff. At the heart of this work is the kung fu principle that our training (and our mindfulness) can, and is, in everything we do. By working with the body and movement, we are tapping into the most fundamental of brain processes that underpin all our mental actvity and subsequent actions in the world. Working with contemporary dancers and those in the creative arts, Tamara’s work explores how we can learn and share experiences of embodiment across disciplines to improve the pedagogy of mindfulness.
Tamara is the author of “Mindfulness in Motion” (Watkins, 2015) and “#whatismindfulness” (Watkins, 2017) as well as numerous academic articles exploring emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and mental health.