Outside provider/ Actor/ Storyteller
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About My Work
- Outside Provider
- After School
- Education / Classroom Program
- Foster Care / Probation
Tom has been teaching mindfulness as an outside provider in primary and secondary schools all over Madrid for the last 3 years. He does courses for both students and staff.
A lot of his experience has been working in schools where the kids come from low income, marginalised backgrounds.
He also volunteers doing mindfulness courses at a centre for prisoners on day release.
He teaches all ages from 3 year olds up to teenagers and adults.
Tom discovered mindfulness in 2002 but began practising daily in 2013 when he was experiencing a lot of anxiety, since then he’s found he suffers less from anxiety and has a brighter outlook on life.
He greatly enjoys sharing the benefits of mindfulness with others. He loves hearing stories, particularly from his younger students about how they’ve used what they’ve learnt in mindfulness class in their everyday lives. One, for example, told him how mindful breathing had helped her stop having nightmares. Others tell him of how they’re able to avoid getting into fights when they remember their mindfulness tool kits. Yet others talk of times when they’re able to calm their nerves during exams.
Tom received his mindfulness training through Mindful Schools having completed a year-long certification course with over 100 people from across the planet.
He is also on the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Teacher Training path with Solterreno Mindful Academy.
Tom also works as an actor/ storyteller/ teacher trainer with Chamaleon Theatre. He’s been performing one man interactive theatre shows in schools all over Spain in English and French for the last 15 years.
He does training courses for using theatre and storytelling in class for English teachers in Madrid.
He worked for 7 years as Master of Ceremonies on Vaughan Town with Vaughan Systems.
He also worked as Tour Director for 6 years with Ef Cultural tours, leading tours all across western Europe.
Tom has a degree in Spanish and Italian studies from Manchester University.
He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.