Mindfulness is a discipline that is gaining more and more prominence in the world of psychological intervention. Its use both in the clinical and health fields and in education and work is gaining acceptance due to its diverse applications, and there are also more and more professionals in Psychology who specialize in this practice.
In this article we will see some of the best professionals in Mindfulness, or Full Attention , and we will review the general characteristics of this discipline.
What is Full Care?
Mindfulness is a practice based on the management of attention focus which is inspired by Vipassana meditation, but which is derived from the spiritual or religious content associated with the latter and is not constrained by the demands of tradition (as Vipassana meditation has many centuries of history).
In short, it is an activity that has been designed and researched under the standards of science, and not from the logic of rituals, to achieve specific objectives in people’s daily lives.
Under the premise of focusing on the present and disconnecting from the recurring ideas that often assail us by filling us with worries , Full Attention can be trained and learned under professional supervision so that, once we have gone through these Mindfulness sessions, we can apply these guidelines autonomously in different contexts of daily life.
The best Mindfulness professionals
In the next lines we will see a selection of Mindfulness professionals.
1. Ferran García de Palau García-Faria
A lawyer by profession, he decided to turn his career around to bring Mindfulness to children and adults as a tool to regulate stress, improve attention and manage more effectively in all areas of life.
He is an Accredited Mindfulness Instructor of the University of Massachusetts MBSR stress reduction program and a Certified Mindfulness Instructor of the Eline Snel method for children and adolescents. He is also responsible for the Mindfulness, Personal Growth and In-Company Services Area of Psicotools, a centre for Psychology and Personal Growth in Barcelona.
He is also a member of the Professional Association of Mindfulness Instructors – MBSR and the Spanish Association of Mindfulness and Compassion (AEMIND).
He is a versatile professional who applies Mindfulness in various contexts: the reduction of personal stress, the well-being of professionals and companies as well as in the educational environment, with children, teachers and parents . To contact him or to know more about his services you can click on this link.
2. Lourdes Díaz Merino
This psychology professional is a member of the Club Sentirse Bien, a centre specialised in Full Care which is one of the main references in this field in Madrid . In addition to having the Official Degree of Specialization in Clinical Psychology recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Master’s Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from the Bertrand Russell Center, she has the European Expert in Psychotherapy from the European Federation of Psychologists Association.
Among his other qualifications, he has completed the Level 1 Teacher Training Retreat of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Programme at Bangor University – United Kingdom – AEMind.
On the other hand, he is a Member of the Spanish Association of Mindfulness and Compassion (AEMIND), the first Spanish association dedicated to Full Care at a national level.
3. Olivia Recondo
Olivia Recondo is a Trainer, Psychotherapist and Psychopedagogist specialized in the management of emotions through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence . She also has extensive experience in psychosocial intervention and community mental health. She also teaches Psychology at university and postgraduate level (training of teachers and health staff, as well as patients).
On the other hand, she is also co-author of the books The Full EQ and Practice the Full EQ.
4. Nacho Luque
This Mindfulness teacher is one of the references of the Full Care in Seville. Among his many qualifications are a diploma in Mindfulness elf Compassion and in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and a University Specialist in Mindfulness and Personal Development (UAL) and in Mindfulness Conscious Education (UAL).
In addition, is Director of the Basic Mindfulness for Children and Parents program and the Simply FLOW program . He offers courses for both individuals and companies.
5. Jonathan Garcia-Allen
This psychologist is specialized in the field of training for companies and sports environments, and applies the principles of Full Care to optimize problem-solving orientation and performance improvement . Among its postgraduate qualifications, the postgraduate course in Emotion Management through Mindulness by the University of Málaga stands out.
6. Paula Álvarez Díaz
In addition to being a founding member of the Sakura Mindfulness Center (Madrid) and having a Specialty in Clinical and Health Psychology, Paula Alvarez has a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Stress Reduction and specializes in Mindfulness in Health Contexts. Although she focuses her professional activity on the field of health care, she also researches its uses in other contexts.