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Tessa Watt

Mindfulness teacher and writer. Author of Introducing Mindfulness and Mindful London. Working on team supporting mindfulness in Parliament.

Tessa Watt is a mindfulness teacher and consultant, running public courses and workshops in organisations since 2009. She is author of Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide (Icon, 2012) and Mindful London (Virgin, 2014). She is also co-presenter of Be Mindful Online, the Mental Health Foundation’s online mindfulness course.

In her earlier career Tessa was a research fellow in History at Cambridge University, and a senior producer with BBC Radio and Music. She was a founder-director of Slow Down London, a project encouraging Londoners to appreciate life instead of rushing through it, and she led the Slow Down London festival in 2009 working with over 60 partner organisations across the city.

Tessa teaches meditation at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre, where she has practiced for over 20 years, and is a qualified yoga teacher. She is currently working on the Mindfulness Initiative, a small team which supports the All-party Parliamentary Group for Mindfulness at Westminster.

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