Karen Haddon Facilitator, WA
A qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, through MTIA, Karen teaches MBSR in the not-for-profit, health and community sectors and has delivered professional development mindfulness related workshops in schools and to health services.
With two teenage daughters, Karen wanted to learn all she could about bringing the benefits of mindfulness to young people, and has qualified to teach two international mindfulness in schools curriculum’s, MiSP .B and Mindful Schools.
Karen’s long career in people and business management, across the corporate, small business and not-for-profit sectors and post-graduate studies in organisational behaviour, human resource management and psychology, along with her daily practice of mindfulness and yoga, equip Karen with the life experience and people skills necessary to really engage and excite people, young and old, about the practices, benefits and the how and why of making mindfulness a part of their everyday lives.
Karen feels incredibly fortunate to have lived the benefits of a regular mindfulness and yoga practice in her own life for almost 20 years. She has received extensive teachings in both traditional meditation from many eastern scholars and in modern secular mindfulness programs.
Truly passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness with others, Karen draws her inspiration from witnessing the profound positive effects establishing a regular mindfulness practice has in the lives of those who choose to make mindfulness a part of their everyday lives.
Wanting to find a program that was accessible and engaging for all young people, Karen came across Smiling Mind and was so inspired after trialing the App for her girls, she formed a relationship with Smiling Mind to help promote and support the introduction of Smiling Minds programs into schools and organisations within Western Australia.