Alexander Irving

Alexander Irving

I help mindfulness teachers share their knowledge and experience with others. This includes exploring the nuts and bolts of good teaching and finding your way of expressing things. It also involves bringing inquiry alive in a way that feels natural for you.

As a teacher, I have experience teaching in general public settings, workplace settings (such as the Houses of Parliament, Deep Mind, Jamie Oliver Group, Johnson & Johnson, and PWC), and working one-on-one.


· MSc Teaching Mindfulness, Bangor University, 2016

· MSc Pain, Science and Society, Kings College London, 2010

· BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine, British College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003



Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
  • Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L)
  • Finding Peace in a Frantic World
  • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living
  • Mindfulness: Taking it further
  • Deeper Mindfulness: exploring feeling tone frame by frame
  • Mindfulness approaches to pain
  • Teaching mindfulness one-to-one

Supervision Experience

I completed the supervision training in 2017 and have been supervising since 2019. I have experience supporting trainees through the different training pathways. I have also supported people whose focus has been on teaching mindfulness in the workplace. Increasingly I am helping those whose focus is on one-to-one teaching.

Supervision Specialisms

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L)
  • Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
  • Mindfulness: Taking it further
  • Teaching mindfulness one-to-one

Supervision Rates

1-hour individual session – £60

Please see our Supervision FAQs for more details on the cost of supervision.

Personal Practice

For me, curiosity and finding things out for myself have been at the heart of how I have approached practice. What makes sense to me? What helps me? What brings my heart alive?

Over the past twenty-five years or so my practice has been mostly informed by the Insight Meditation tradition. For the first ten years much of my learning developed on silent retreats at Gaia House. In the next ten years, whilst silent retreat practice continued, my practice was informed by guidance from Insight Meditation teacher Catherine McGee. In recent years practice has focused on integrating wisdom and compassion with everyday life.

Research Activities and Interests

Making transformational learning as accessible as possible.

Relationship as a foundation for healing and growth.

Work as an expression of wisdom and compassion.

Further info

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