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Helen Mathieson is the MAHQ office manager for the Mindfulness Association.

She is also one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet, mother and sister. 

She looks after all our Mindfulness Participants and all of us at the MA too.

Heather Regan-Addis is the Co-founder, Director and Lead Tutor of the Mindfulness Association.

Heather began training in Mindfulness Meditation with Rob Nairn in 2004. She is British Wheel of Yoga trained yoga teacher, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Approaches from the University of Bangor, Wales and has a Masters degree in Studies in Mindfulness from the University of Aberdeen.
She is a co-founder and director of the Mindfulness Association, a Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight teacher and leads the team that developed and delivers the Mindfulness teacher training program to teach the Mindfulness Based Living Course. She is an honorary Fellow of the University of Aberdeen and was involved in the development of the Masters program in Studies in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen, which is a collaboration with the Mindfulness Association and also teaches on the program.

Norton Bertram-Smith is Director and Co-founder of the Mindfulness Association.

Having reflected on his own life and leadership experiences, he has integrated both a mindfulness awareness and compassion motivation based approach to relationships with a thorough approach to achieving results. His business experience ranges from leading large scale infrastructure projects to leading strategic organisational change programmes. Since leaving the corporate world as Managing Director of Aberdeen Airport he has become an experienced leadership development coach and corporate facilitator.

As a professional leadership development coach (and owner of On Purpose Ltd) Norton is extremely well placed to guide and enable leaders, teams and organisations to be great. He also gives time to sharing his experience within the Business Mentoring Scotland Scheme, as a non-exec director of Grampian Housing Association and as a director of the Mindfulness Association Ltd. Furthermore, Norton is an honoury exec fellow within the University of Aberdeen’s business school.

Originally from Glasgow, Lisa now lives in Pembrokeshire west Wales where the midges are "less ferocious".
Lisa works as Communications Officer at Mindfulness Association Head Quarters. With a BAHons in Graphic Design, Lisa has worked freelance as a designer working in many media over the years, from leaflet and brochure design, designing illustrative town and village maps, to training to work creatively with children and adults with Community Arts group Arts Alive in Crickhowell, and more recently with older members of the community mainly on collaborative textile projects.
Her first visit to Samye Ling in 1992 was to spark a journey into Buddhist teachings which created a strong connection with Samye Ling. In 1994 she took the first year's Mindfulness & Compassion course which has led to her now studying on the Msc Mindfulness Studies Course run by the University of Aberdeen, where she researching the place of mindfulness in the delivery and practice of the creative arts

Tracy is a Mindfulness & Compassion teacher and also a Macmillan Nurse, specialising in haematology cancers within the NHS. Qualifying as a nurse over 25 years ago her long-term goal was to be a Macmillan nurse.  Tracy achieved that dream 19 years ago and now she has another, to share the miracle of mindfulness with as many people as she can. To this end she embarked on the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in Mindfulness Studies in September 2013 and in January 2015 successfully completed the Mindfulness Associations (MA) teacher training.

Alan Hughes became interested in Buddhism, and started meditating, in his late teens. In the 1990s, he started practicing within the Tibetan tradition, and eventually started attending courses and retreats with Rob Nairn, whenever he was in the UK. This naturally led him to become involved with the Mindfulness Association, and to do the MSc course at Aberdeen University.
In 2011, Alan gave up his job as a marine biologist to deepen his interest in Buddhism and meditation, and worked as a full-time volunteer at Kagyu Samye Dzong London for five years. He now focuses on teaching mindfulness, and works two days a week helping with admin for the Mindfulness Association.

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