Tareshvari (Tish) Robinson has been practising meditation and mindfulness and teaching and supporting adults from disadvantaged communities for over 20 years.
She is a qualified and accredited Trauma-Sensitive, Breathworks-Mindfulness and Pain Management teacher, an Adapt Certified Health and Wellbeing Coach and holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Education with an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) subject. specialism.
Tish co-developed the highly successful “Take Back Your Life” (TBYL) mindfulness and pain management program, which has helped and supported 100s of people in East London over the past 5 years. The program features a simplified version of the multi award-winning: Breathworks-Mindfulness “Mindfulness for Health” 8-week course.
TBYL was designed to be accessible to people with emerging English language and literacy and people on low incomes. The ESOL friendly exercises Tish designed include visual aids, case studies, puppets and lots of eliciting.
Interestingly, one of the university educated support team members said after one of our first sessions, “That is the clearest definition of mindfulness I have ever heard” and we realised then that TBYL can work with people with varying levels of English language and literacy. It’s not uncommon to have university educated people in the same class as people with emerging language and literacy – pain is a very levelling experience.
The year-long programme aims to give participants the tools and skills to live well with chronic pain or health conditions and to create a community of peer support.
This is pioneering work as mindfulness courses have rarely been offered to this target group and the courses are all offered free of charge.
Tish feels passionate about sharing mindfulness and coaching with people from communities who would otherwise not have access to life enhancing techniques, skills and knowledge.
You can contact Tish at firstname.lastname@example.org https://takebackyourlife.org.uk +44 7570802591.