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Centre Directors | Mindfulness Centre of Excellence

Centre Directors

The Mindfulness Centre was founded by Dr. Tamara Russell.  She now shares a co-directorship with Tony Langford.  This combination brings together the best of the creative arts, technology, neuroscience, mental “wealth” and innovation.  Find out more about Tamara and Tony below.

We work with a rotating Directorship model to ensure the work of the centre is relevant to now…..now……now.  Our constantly evolving models of mindfulness delivery ensure we can meet the needs of the most number of people in the most efficient and accessible ways.  Protocol-free co-designed mindfulness innovation is at the heart of our work.

 

 

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Dr Tamara Russell

Dr. Russell works with individuals and organisations advising on how to use mindfulness techniques to optimise performance and improve mental and physical well-being. She is the Director of the (currently virtual) Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London, which has as its aim the evaluation of creative yet authentic mindfulness applications for all spheres of life.

Combining her clinical, neuroscience and martial arts training, Dr. Russell’s approach engages both body and mind, for a total solution to manage the stressors of our modern environments. The training is delivered via workshops and longer periods of training and can be conducted in groups or for individuals. Tamara specialises in delivering mindfulness training in the health sector, running introductory workshops for mental health workers and other health professionals and more specialised courses for those working with eating disorders, learning difficulties and severe and enduring mental illness.

Combining her clinical, academic and martial arts background, Dr. Russell has created the Body In Mind Training (BMT) program. BMT comprises gentle physical exercises conducted in a mindful way to enhance mental and physical well-being while you work and play.

 

Tony Langford

Tony’s work and research intersects diverse disciplines and interests in the arts, technology and well-being.

He has worked on interactive media R&D for more than 20 years. During this time he has built an extensive network of artists, scientists, academics and performers who are using some of the latest holographic and immersive technologies in their work.

 

 

Tony co-founded Kinetica Museum as a platform for innovative artists experimenting with the ever more accessible and expanding possibilities of new media.

Tony is a Research Associate at Fovotec developing new methods of representing visual perception based on the natural structure of human vision.  He is exploring how creative applications of new technology can improve self-awareness and mindful attention to present-moment experience, and promotes the importance of the arts, mental health and well-being in the on-going development of immersive technologies.

Tony has assessed the potential benefits of media art and technology for new models of mental healthcare to improve psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being. He is developing workshops exploring creative ways of broadening attention and awareness, shifting to a more balanced and integrated perspective using techniques and technology that re-connects mind, body, spirit and senses.

He is one of the UK trainers for the “What Colour is Your Dragon?” workshops which are creative mindful systems oriented activities to encourage emotional intelligence in families.