Director of Mindful Forces and Mindfulness Trainer

Originally from Liverpool, I gained a BSc Honours degree in Medical Cell Biology from Liverpool University; studying Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics and specialising in Radioimmunoassay of Oesophageal cancer cells.

After travelling and studying Yoga and Mediation in India in the 1980's and starting a family, I moved to Scotland and trained as a Biology Teacher gaining a PGCE in Northern College, Aberdeen in 1997. My first permanent teaching job was Headteacher of a small rural Secondary School on the West Coast of Scotland which was an wonderful immersive and  an authentic 'community school' experience. Since then I have loved teaching Biology and Science for over 20 years in a large (800 pupils) Morayshire Secondary School, also introducing Mindfulness practices to over 4000 teenagers.

 Having practiced Meditation and Yoga for over 30 years I gained a Masters in Mindfulness studies in 2013 from the
University of Aberdeen. I have researched, written and trialled Mindfulness courses in a wide variety of settings:Education, Business and NHS Professionals, Secondary pupils, Armed Forces personnel, families and Veterans. I enjoy speaking at Conferences, courses and running retreats in collaboration with a wide range of other teachers.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Mindfulness teacher having trained and then tutoring with the Mindfulness Association for over 8 years, and am listed with the well-respected BAMBA for Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations
and annually meet the "Good Practice

In more recent years I have been committed to establishing 'Mindful Forces' and bringing Mindfulness Training to the Armed Forces, Police and their communities, and have been working alongside people who wish to bring the most professional standards of Mindfulness Training to all Armed Forces personnel. I will be delighted to look at opportunities to bring this work in all contexts, locations in the world, wherever it may be of benefit.



JAN GRIGG on +44 (0) 7855 926645

ELKE AMBROSE on +44(0)7739 793389


Nairn, UK