John is a counsellor/psychotherapist and certified mindful self-compassion teacher. He was initially trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) teacher and then subsequently trained as a fully accredited Mindful Self Compassion(MSC) teacher. For many years he has practised as a clinical social worker registered with Medicare. He has been a mental health professional for around 40 years and has a strong personal commitment to mindfulness and compassion-focused approaches.
John has taught 1000's of people in MSC, MBSR and/ or MBCT 8 week programs, Buddhist Shamatha meditation programs or residential and ‘urban’ retreats. He was trained in MBSR by the founders of that program, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. He has been trained in the clinical version, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, at Monash University.
In 2015, John became one of the first accredited Mindful Self-Compassion teachers in Australia. John was trained directly by the founders of this program, Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.
For more information you can visit his website Thinking Healthy
You can also contact John on 0439 901 795 - he will call you back.