About Dr Tamara
Dr. Tamara Russell, MSc, PhD, D. Clin. Psych.
As a clinical psychologist, martial artist and neuroscientist, Tamara brings a unique, multiple perspective to her mindfulness teaching, therapy, and research. Her particular interest is the embodiment of mindfulness. Her practical and embodied approach lies at the heart of her training programs which are offered as courses and short training to the general public, schools, corporations, and within the health sector.
Tamara’s work cuts across disciplines and sectors, bringing innovative, practical, body-based mindfulness training to individuals of all ages and abilities. Tamara works as a mindfulness consultant and trainer in a variety of settings including education, health and corporate worldwide.
Tamara is the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London. This virtual not for profit organization is dedicated to innovation and thought leadership in the field of mindfulness. It has a particular focus on creativity, mindfulness teaching methods and leading edge discussions on how we bring mindfulness to secular settings. Tamara is a visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, in the Neuroimaging Department of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. She lectures on the clinical and neuroscientific aspects of mindfulness to students across a range of post graduate courses (including medical and psychiatry training as well as MSc level students).
Tamara’s clinical and academic research explores the link between movement, mind, and the brain. At the heart of this work is the kung fu principle that our training (and our mindfulness) can and is in everything we do. By working with the body and movement, we are tapping into the most fundamental of brain processes that underpin all our mental activity and subsequent actions in the world. Working with contemporary dancers and those in the creative arts, Tamara’s work explores how we can learn and share experiences of embodiment across disciplines to improve the pedagogy of mindfulness.
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