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I was lucky enough to discover meditation when I was 14 and quickly fell in love with it (I was primarily interested because I thought it sounded like something a Jedi would do – but after some reading and practising I started to notice that it had some other benefits as well).
I attended my first week-long meditation retreat at 17 and had my mind completely blown. I have trained with a number of different teachers and in different traditions, and have logged over 9 months of retreat time since then.
I completed the Zenways Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training Course with Barbara Jikai Gabrys Rōshi in 2015.
I am an accredited Mindfulness-Based Pain Management Teacher – training with Breathworks, one of the founding members of BAMBA (The British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches), and I follow the BAMBA good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers.
I was delighted and extremely grateful for the opportunity to train with Culadasa (John Yates Ph.D), which I began in early 2018. Culadasa is best known for having authored the phenomenal book The Mind Illuminated, which precipitated an immediate and profound effect on my own meditation practice. The precise tools and rigorous methodology laid out in the book are the most powerful tools I know of for deepening one’s meditation practice.
My work is with Breathworks as their Marketing Coordinator, helping to share the transformative power of meditation and mindfulness with those suffering from chronic pain and other health conditions.
I have a B.A. (Hons) in Experimental Psychology from The University of Oxford, where I wrote my final dissertation on the role of mindfulness in the treatment of depression. Currently, I am undertaking an MSc in Psychological Research Methods and Data Science at the University of Sheffield, and continue to take an active interest in the research on what mechanisms connect mental training to real subjective wellbeing and freedom from suffering.
I have a deep passion for Dharma practice of all colours, Stoic philosophy, science, the Quantified Self, compassion practice, meditation in motion, and positive psychology techniques.
I teach online on a donation basis. If you’ve hit a rough patch or a plateau in your meditation practice and need a bit of troubleshooting, or if you simply want to take your meditation practice deeper, please get in touch using this form.
What previous students have said
“Ollie was amazingly insightful, and answered every question anyone had with real in-depth understanding. His pacing was great and his manner was humorous and open. He was tactful and gently guided understanding when people got the wrong end of the stick or needed to clarify and his warm, gentle presence is a real testament to the values and methods he teaches. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their teacher.”
“Ollie was a phenomenal teacher with a beautiful manner – he radiated enthusiasm, kindness and patience! I especially felt that the way he responded to people’s questions or difficulties was hugely helpful and filled with compassion! He explained things in a way that was simple yet engaging.”
“A lovely gentle, kind manner. His enthusiasm and expertise really brought the material to life – using concrete examples to help explain quite difficult theory made it all crystal clear. Accepting and encouraging responses without judgement.”
“Ollie was such a kind, compassionate, witty and clever teacher. Even difficult topics he managed to convey with pictures, talks, discussions, or anecdotes. I have done a lot of guided meditations and visualisations, but Ollie is honestly the best one I have found.”