Susann Herrmann’s teaching style arises from her nearly 30 years of meditation practice, her academic understanding as a psychologist, with a Masters in Clinical and Occupational Psychology, combined with her teaching and training in secular mindfulness.
Susann’s approach is built upon an accessible and inclusive form of meditation. She believes that when we are practicing meditation and mindfulness – learning to sit with what is arising – this is deeply fundamental to thriving as a human being.
Susann has extensive experience teaching mindfulness gained while she was the Executive Director of London Meditation, the well-respected centre in Camden, London, which she coordinated for almost fifteen years. She trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and his team at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and attended MBCT Teacher Training with Mark Williams (Founding Director, Oxford Mindfulness Centre).
During Susann’s time at London Meditation, she delivered more than fifty, eight-week mindfulness programmes (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) to over 1000 participants. And shared mindfulness practice in a variety of one-day courses, workshops and retreats to well over 1500 participants.
The Centre for Mindful Living is a member of the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) – formerly the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations, as was London Meditation for more than 10 years.
Susann Herrmann is a personal student of Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, and a member of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In my experience, I have not come across many people that embody strength and softness, a playful and humorous tendency combined with a toughness.
It’s a powerful combination. Both a teacher and student.
Susann is intuitive and coherent with total sensitivity.
She reflects and guides through each session with an intuitive understanding of people.
Susann embodies everything she teaches!
I love her clarity, examples and her very clear instructions for things that are sometimes difficult to understand. It is easy to follow her instructions. Her sense of humour is a great gift to the process.
I would sincerely like to attend one of your courses again in the future.
I am not sure what it was about you or your style but it made a deep impression.
As I already know Susann for some time now, I fully resonate with her ‘flavour’ of teaching.