Chloe Homewood-Allen is on The UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations list as an approved MBSR and MBLC teacher.
She has been practising mindfulness meditation for sixteen years.She started meditating with the Western Buddhist Order in 2001, attending their drop in sessions to help with work/life related stress, and later at Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara, becoming a trustee for several years, and practising in the Theravada tradition.
After 20 years working in the media, she left her job as a director at the BBC to bring up her three young children and teach secular mindfulness, embarking on a three years of training in mindfulness,compassion and insight with the MA, and a two year supervised teacher training pathway in Mindfulness and Compassion with the Mindfulness Association and Rob Nairn, world pioneer in secular mindfulness.
In 2010 she completed the eight week MBSR course and soon after started assisting on MBSR courses in Glasgow, having secured a 10k National lottery fund grant for SBV, enabling a community in Glasgow scoring highly on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation to gain access to free eight week MBSR courses. In 2011 she co-founded “Mindfulness Today”, and latterly started her own social enterprise “Mindfulness Glasgow”, to to meet the growing need for mindfulness interventions in Scotland and beyond.
For the last five years she has been delivering weekly MBSR courses, mindfulness and compassion workshops and one to ones in both corporate and public sectors.
She is currently a Lead Tutor and Supervisor for the Mindfulness Association, facilitating on the Glasgow One Year Mindfulness and Compassion Training Programmes, tutoring on their teacher training courses and supervising mindfulness teachers in both one to one and group settings.
For the last four years she has run eight week courses for the MA, for students at Strathclyde University three times a year, and has recently joined the Youth Mindfulness Team as a teacher and teacher trainer of the sixteen week mindfulness programme for primary school children.
As a working mother of three, who gains enormous benefit from engaging with mindfulness herself, she can relate to the challenges involved in incorporating mindfulness practice into a busy working and home life.
Chloe adheres to the UK network of mindfulness based teacher trainers good practice guidelines and is a registered mindfulness tutor with the “Be Mindful” campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation. She continues to train in mindfulness and compassion whenever possible, attending regular CPD workshops and retreats each year with the Mindfulness Association and has trained with Bangor University on their Supervisers course. Over the last three years she has had the privilege of attending workshops and conferences (and in some cases also working/presenting at conferences) with Rick Hansen, Sharon Saltzberg, Vidyamala Burch (Founder Breathworks), Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Jon Kabat Zinn, Professor Stuart Mercer, Sir Harry Burns, Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff, Rebecca Craine, Rob Nairn, Choden, Dr Alan Wallace, Choje Lama Yeshe Losai Rinpoche, Fabrizio Didonna, Michael Bready and Lindsay Lunan, Ratnadavi, The Baltimore Boys, and Charley Morley.