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Dr Maya Spencer


Dr Maya Spencer

B.A., M.B.B.S., M.R.C. Psych., Dip.Clin.Hyp.

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Maya is a retired medical practioner who worked for many years in the NHS as a Consultant specialising in mental health. She also has a strong interest in complementary health approaches and, unusually for a doctor, undertook several trainings in healing techniques. Since retirement she has teamed up with Karen at York House and co-teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme and other mindfulness workshops with Karen. Maya has been a meditator since 1983 and in 2001 attended an introduction to MBSR given by its originator, Jon Kabat-Zinn, at the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. She has subsequently attended several courses run by senior Bangor trainers, including the MBSR Teacher training course.