Christina Shennan

Christina is an experienced psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in Psychological Services in the NHS and in the oncology field with people with cancer, in hospice and day care settings. She has worked in this field for more than 15 years. She has been teaching Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (MBCT-Ca) to cancer patients, their families and carers since 2008 (including work with young people with cancer)

Christina is a member of the core training team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University / The Mindfulness Network..


Mindfulness informs all of Christina’s work. This includes:

  • therapeutic work with people with cancer and those coming to work with her privately.
  •  teaching Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in primary care and to the general public;
  • mindfulness-based workshops to health professionals working in clinical and social care settings
  • specialist teacher trainings and developments in MBCT for Cancer in the UK and abroad with Trish Bartley.
  • supervision of mindfulness based teachers – many working in oncology contexts
  • teaching for the MYRIAD project, University of Oxford, teaching Finding Peace in a Frantic World and MBCT for Life in schools.

Publications

Shennan, C., Payne, S. and Fenlon, D. (2011), What is the evidence for the use of mindfulness-based interventions in cancer care? A review. Psycho-Oncology, 20: 681–697. doi: 10.1002/pon.1819.