Hello, my name is Irving, and I'm the primary Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer at Mindfulness in London.
I endeavour to offer a warm, welcoming, and safe space for our exploration of mindfulness and meditation practices.
I do my best to include and value the uniqueness of each person, and support them as they discover and come into relationship with their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours, through mindfulness and meditation.
I am particularly keen to reach out and offer mindfulness and meditation to those who, for whatever reason, feel excluded or are marginalised in some way.
I'm also passionate about bringing mindfulness to Organisations who are interested in developing their people and supporting their well-being.
I came to find mindfulness and meditation after suffering stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout, partly due to working in senior roles in high-pressure, highly-stressful working environments.
I know first hand the detrimental effects stress and anxiety can have on the mind, body, and soul, not to mention the effects it can have on relationships with friends, family, and loved ones.
I found mindfulness and meditation to be tremendously helpful as part of my healing journey.
I would very much like to offer my heartfelt support to those who are facing similar challenges, and are willing to explore meditation as part of their journey back to well-being.
I have been trained to teach the MBCT course by Senior Trainers Jim Clark and Taravajra, following the official training pathway as set out by the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the University of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.
I am listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers and follow their Good Practice Guidelines
I receive regular Supervision, and keep my own practice and learnings up to date with Continued Professional Development Courses and Retreats.
I also teach MBCT courses and run drop-in sessions at the London Centre for Mindfulness.
Previously, I had learnt to meditate as a student of B. Alan Wallace and at Jamyang Buddhist Centre. I have been fortunate enough to receive teachings and guidance from Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen, Zen, Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other non-dual traditions.
I'm also an MBACP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and follow the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession. See more at irvingdmello.com
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Let's work together
Please get in touch if you are interested in exploring ways we could work together.