Supervision

About Supervision

Mindfulness-based supervision is available for MBSR teachers and other professionals who are seeking to integrate mindfulness-based approaches to support them in their work.

The following definition frames my approach:

“Supervision offers a regular space that is contracted between supervisor and supervisee, which enables reflection on the supervisee’s mindfulness teaching practice and how this interfaces with his/her personal mindfulness practice and life.  The process is dedicated to developing and deepening the growth, understanding, integrity, safety and effectiveness of the supervisee’s application of mindfulness, both personally and in his/her working life.”  – Cindy Cooper & Jody Mardula (2011; 2016).

Supervision in individual and group contexts are available on request.

Please contact me for further details on my supervision policy and protocol.

See also Professional Masterclasses for MBSR Teachers

How Supervision Supports

Mindfulness-based supervision is available for MBSR teachers and other professionals who are seeking to integrate mindfulness-based approaches to support them in their work.

Engaging in regular mindfulness-based supervision is recommended best practice for MBSR teachers.

Mindfulness can help professionals nourish their therapeutic presence, compassion and empathy in ways that enrich our work and reduce the potential for burnout or compassion-fatigue.

Training & Experience

In my clinical and educational psychology practice, I completed supervisor training with leaders in a variety of professional approaches to supervision, including functional, developmental, reflective learning, experiential, inquiry-style and process-oriented frameworks. In recent years, I completed Mindfulness Supervisor Training with The Mindfulness Network/Bangor University in the UK and adopt a mindfulness-based supervision framework in my supervision work. I also receive supervision on my work as a supervisor.

Testimonials

Supervision is an amazing journey, along with the teaching itself, for which I’m very grateful and highly recommend as an important support when teaching MBSR. Each supervision session is an eye opening experience, filled with subtle nuances of the teaching aspects. And Sheena does it in a very emerging and magical way, patient with the knowledge that needs to pop-up, stimulating by genuine inquiry into my experience in teaching previous sessions but also in forthcoming sessions. I’m amazed how supervision starts even before we speak about the content. I always feel very prepared, calm, grounded and curious about the next sessions as I have her support in inputs, questions, mirroring and authentic interest in my work. It’s also about the teachers’ parallel process, and Sheena knows very well how to focus curiosity to yourself as a teacher, beside the content that you are delivering. I cannot imagine a better accompanying!

JuditMBSR Supervision

Thanks you Sheena for your empathetically and non judging way of taking out the best from me ! You teach me to listen and speak from the heart, I feel more compassionate and able to make the right choices.

Gabriella(MBSR Supervision)

I found the combination of individual and group supervision very helpful and supportive, partly because I could also ask "technical" questions that only someone with teaching experience can answer. Of course, these questions were only a minor part of the overall experience - in groups I appreciated the deepening of the practice and individual sessions were more about my own stuff.

Hanka(MBSR Supervision)

Sheena is so wonderfully skilled in facilitating supervison sessions. She embodies mindfulness and our monthly sessions are incredibly supportive. Sheena asks the right questions at the right times which contributes to clarity and calmness of the mind. Her approach to supervision continuously highlights the importance of self-care, groundedness and curiousity, all of which are so important when working as a health care professional.

ElainePsychology Supervision

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