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.
Bill regularly works with paramedics, doctors, nurses, teachers, young people, and with police officers and veterans. He also offers 1-2-1 sessions for those unable to attend groups and Supervision sessions for mindfulness teachers.
Bill is a recognised teacher on the UK Listings of Mindfulness Teachers / British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), recognised by the Mindfulness Association as both a MBLC & CBLC teacher and Supervisor of Mindfulness Teachers. He facilitates retreats, and attends as many retreats and training opportunities as possible.
Bill is currently part of Mindful Nation Scotland, and its quest to bring mindfulness training to MSPs and staff at Holyrood Parliament. Mindful Nation Scotland was launched in the Parliament 17 September 2019. As a father of two sons, a former academic that taught Feminist theory in Scottish universities and deeply concerned with the high suicide rates amongst young men in Scotland, he completed his Initiation Weekend with the Mankind Project in November 2019. Bill is a keen supporter of mens groups, and the role mindfulness and compassion plays in these groups. He is also part of a research project studying the impact of mindfulness and compassion training on perceptions of masculinity.
Bill also works as a consultant with Allichat – a company developing Artificial Intelligence within an App to support the mental health of young peoples.