Estrella Fernandez

Estrella Fernandez

I offer supervision in Spanish

I am a senior cognitive behavioural psychologist with over 20 years ’experience, working with different populations, specially clients with anxiety and mood disorders. I am a member of the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) core training team since 2018

I have been teaching MBCT since 2010, both in clinical settings and for the general public, pioneering this program in Spain.

Since 2015 I’ve been leading and developing the CMRP teacher training pathway in Spain and Spanish speaking countries, first through AEMind (Asociación Española de Mindfulness) and then through MBCT’Spain, an organization which I founded. I have since then been involved in the training and supervision of mindfulness teachers.

I’m a lecturer in several universities and mindfulness in Spain and I collaborate as an MBCT-L trainer with the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation.

I have extensive experience bringing mindfulness to business settings (business schools, workplace, leadership programs) developing and delivering customized programs. I regularly train healthcare professionals within the public health system in Spain (Sistema Nacional de Salud – SNS).

I co-founded the Red Española de Programas basados en Mindfulness (Spanish network of Mindfulness-based Programs).

Previously, I worked in corporations for more than 15 years.


• MBCT Trainer and Teacher, CMRP (Bangor University)

• MBCT for Life Teacher, OMF (Oxford Mindfulness Foundation)

• MSC Trained Teacher – University of California San Diego (UCSD)

• MBCL Teacher

• .b Teacher, MiSP

• MyMind (ADHD & AD) Teacher, University of Amsterdam

• Master’s in Neuropsychological Rehab and Cognitive Stimulation, Institut Guttmann – Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)

• Master’s in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)

• Master’s in Clinical Psychology for Children and Youth, Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos (ISEP)

• Master’s in Clinical and Health Psychology, Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos (ISEP)

• Post-graduate diploma in Eating Disorders, Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos (ISEP)

• Master’s in International Management (MIM), ESADE Business School

• University Degree in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Teaching-Training Specialisms

• MBCT for general wellbeing

• MBCT for clinical settings

• MBCT adaptations (for the workplace, MBCT for Life, MBCT for ADHD)


• Compassion-based programs (MSC and MBCL)

• Buddhist Psychology (I’m taking part of the Committed Practitioners Program with the Bodhi College)

Supervision Experience

• I’ve completed Mindfulness Supervision Training with Cindy Cooper and Alison Evans in 2017.

• Since 2016 I offer individual and group supervision for MBCT teachers

Supervision Specialisms

• MBCT for general wellbeing

• MBCT for clinical settings

• MBCT adaptations:

• MBCT for Life,

• MBCT for the workplace,


Supervision Rates

1 hour individual session – £50-£60 (60-70€)

½ hour individual session – £25-£35 (30-35€)

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

Personal Practice

I was introduced to mindfulness in 2006 at the V World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, with Mark Williams. A few months later, I started my eight-week course with CMRP and began to practice regularly.

My personal regular practice includes MBCT/MBSR meditations as well as Metta and Compassion, mostly from MSC and MBCL programs, but I love to explore practices from other Dharma teachers. Silence meditation and conscious movement practices are also an important part of my daily routine.

Regular retreat attendance and Dharma study have also been a great support for me.

Over the years, my practice has had a profound impact on my personal life, making me feel more in tune with my own needs, and strengthening connections with my family, friends and also at work with colleagues and clients.


Griffith, G.M., Crane, R.S., Baer, R., Fernandez E., Giommi, F., Herbette, G., Koerbel, L. (2021). Implementing the Mindfulness-Based Interventions; Teaching assessment Criteria (MBI:TAC) in mindfulness-based teacher training. Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Sansom, S.A., Crane, R.S., Evans A., Fernandez E., Griffith, G.M., Herbette, G., Koerbel, L., Octigan, K., Yiangou, A. (2020). A guide to skillful feedback in mindfulness-based training and assessement. Online Publication.

Fernández, E. (2016). Mindfulness, liderazgo y empresa – Cómo mejorar el rendimiento, el bienestar y las relaciones. Harvard Deusto Business Review, 267, 41-52

Fernández, E. (2016). MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy): Origen, Alcance y Eficacia. Revista de Psicoterapia, 27 (103), 71-88.

Fernández, E. (2015). Mindfulness and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Revista Actas de Psiquiatría, 43, 47-57


Further info

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