The ethos behind Mindful Pathway is to help you create your own way to a happier and more balanced life at work and at home.
Mindfulness is as much about your own practice as it is the learning in the sessions. We will enable you to integrate the practices into your life so that you can establish what works for you.
Mindfulness is an exciting and fruitful journey to embark on, it is one you can continue for the rest of your life and build on each day. We don’t promise a quick fix but we do promise great teachers to help guide and work with you on your path.
Each person will find different meditations and practices useful and will move at their own pace. We endeavour to build a community and provide a supportive ethos and environment so each person can flourish.
Mindful Pathway is a group of experienced meditation teachers who have worked together for a number of years. They all embrace the philosophy of Mindful Pathway and seek to offer comprehensive and non-judgemental teaching to empower others. You won’t find any big egos here but instead, knowledgeable, down to earth and compassionate people.
Ruth Farenga is the Founder of Mindful Pathway and is Mindfulness Trainer, Professional Coach & Speaker.
Ruth’s values are openness, connection, trust, love and efficiency. She believes in empowering others and connecting with them so that they can achieve their own strengths and success strategies.
Ruth’s Mindfulness training was completed through the National Colleges where she achieved her final Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in May 2015. This was the culmination of 3 years of practice, teaching and assessment, and demonstrates a thorough ability to guide participants in the field. Ruth maintains professional training with institutions such as Oxford Mindfulness Centre (part of Oxford University) as well as ongoing supervision.
Ruth is currently undertaking an Accredited Diploma with the European Council of Coaching and Mentoring in Transformational Coaching with Catalyst 14 in London. She is accepting a limited number of coaching clients for people wishing to transition professionally (e.g. career move or entrepreneur upscaling their business).
The ethos of Ruth’s mindfulness teaching and coaching is to guide people to find their own path that enables greater fulfillment while developing practical & personal skills to work & live by.
Karen Asprey BSc Psych (Hons) HPD DipCogHyp RCMT
Karen is a registered clinical Mindfulness teacher, Mindfulness-based therapist and hypnotherapist. She teaches Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy courses (MBCT) that are approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She is a keen promoter of teaching the importance of self-compassion as part of a mindful practice.
The fast-growing evidence -base for Mindfulness shows the positive affect self-compassion has on many areas of our health and well-being. Her other areas of interest include stress-reduction in the workplace, helping individuals and companies mindfully optimise their performance, working relationships and physical and mental well-being. Her overarching aim is to help others live life as fully as they can in the present moment.
William James Davies DHP(NC), DCMT, CHFP
After a varied career path that took in finance, music and photography, William studied to train as a psychotherapist, and simultaneously began training in mindfulness with the Mindfulness Association, completing their Mindfulness & Compassion Practitioner courses. He then went on to train as a Clinical Mindfulness teacher with the ELK-Health foundation, and is now qualified to teach 8-session courses including Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
William has given talks on the subjects of mindfulness, hypnosis and compassion, and his dissertation ‘Working with Mindfulness & Hypnosis in Psychotherapy’ won the J.P. Nobel award from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. In 2017 he joined the team of mindfulness teachers on a popular meditation app.
William also currently works as a psychotherapist at a wellness clinic near London Bridge, where he often works with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behaviour therapy with a strong evidence base. He is also an Anxiety UK approved hypnotherapist, registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).