Dr Bill Paterson loves people. Family, friends and human interaction have always been important to him. His career path is unique, and it enabled Bill to experience working with young and old from nearly every walk of life. Inspired by the big questions such as why do we live like this … he became a mature student at university where he realized that all human beings have significant and multiple potentials. However our conditioning and life circumstance often prevent us from seeing and feeling capable of realizing this potentiality. Studying with the Mindfulness Association for many years confirmed that to see ourselves as we really are requires courage, self-compassion and learning to practice new techniques. Five years of study, practice and teaching mindfulness has enabled Bill to realize more of his own potential and compassion, and to teach many others to see their potential.
Why do Mindfulness?
Do you often feel a sense of dis-ease at being in your day and living your life?
Are you looking for space to stop, notice what is actually going on and respond with appropriate action?
You are not alone. Modern life places significant demands on our time, attention and energy. We live hectic lives with competing demands and expectations that often leave us feeling exhausted, stress, anxious or with low mood. Mindfulness when delivered by experienced and qualified trainers can provide the tools and attitudes to provide the space in our lives to discover the barriers to living a life with space, grace, purpose and meaning.
Who are 'Be Mindful Fife'?
We provide Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience training to all ages throughout Scotland. Drawn from diverse career and professional backgrounds, all of us are trained to the highest level. Quality assurance is ensured by all facilitators completing the necessary modules and retreats required for the Mindfulness Teacher Training pathway with the Mindfulness Association. This teacher training pathway is recognised and validated by the UK National Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. To meet these very high standards each of us at Be Mindful Fife are supported in our mindfulness teaching via regular supervision from NHS professionals and/or the Mindfulness Association.
“If mindfulness is practiced with tolerance, forgiveness and compassion for the self and others, it will never be a fad.”
Lama Yeshe (2017) Mindfulness Association Annual Conference, Samye Ling