Neil Tranter

Neil Tranter

Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR)
Sarah Gulland

Sarah Gulland

Mindfulness Teacher (Breathworks)
Rob Houston

Rob Houston

Search Inside Yourself Teacher

Josey Tranter

Clinical Massage Therapist

Overview

Guildford Meditation was founded by Neil Tranter, and is now run in collaboration with Sarah Gulland, Rob Houston and Josey Tranter. We all have daily mindfulness practices, and running Guildford Meditation gives us the opportunity to share this practice with others.

We take a non-religious approach inspired by modern and traditional approaches, such as at the Zen and Insight Meditation traditions, and the more recent work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, Vidyamala Burch, Richard Miller and Tara Brach.

At the core of our philosophy, lies mindfulness practice – bringing friendly, curious, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. We use a wide range of approaches to help our clients to find an approach which works for them. These include sitting practices (meditating using the body, breath, sounds, thoughts, emotions…), mindful movement, walking meditation, mindful dialog, and other experiential mindful work.

In addition to working with private clients (individually and in groups), we also provide mindfulness and coaching services to organisations including Google, EA Games, Colgate and Allianz.

We also adhere to the Good Practice Guidance of the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers.

Neil Tranter

“I discovered meditation 12 years ago during a particularly stressful time in my life. At the time I was suffering from panic attacks and constant mental chatter, both of which were very tiring. Mindfulness and meditation gave me a way to significantly reduce both of these symptoms and also gave me clarity to see a way forward, and to grow as a person. In fact mindfulness and meditation have had such a positive impact on my life that I decided to focus my energy on the study of mindfulness, deepening my own practice, and sharing meditation and mindfulness with others. I now teach 8 week meditation and mindfulness programmes, run retreats and provide mindfulness based awareness coaching.”

With a background in physics, software engineering and management of large teams, Neil provides a pragmatic approach to mindfulness and meditation which balances the intellectual with the spiritual.

Neil benefits from the following experience:

Also regularly attending retreats and courses to develop his personal and professional practice, including:

Sarah Gulland

I came to mindfulness through my work with horses although my original background was in practicing law. As prey animals, horses are extremely sensitive to the emotions and body postures of the humans they interact with. I began to realise that my own stress, fears and anxieties impacted upon the horses that I was working with. I began my meditation and mindfulness journey as a way of enabling myself to become more aware of what was happening within myself. This awareness not only had a hugely positive effect on my interactions with horses, but also was to be profoundly life changing. I found that my levels of stress and anxiety dramatically reduced and sense of peace and contentment gradually increased. As the years went by and these positive changes continued, I decided that I had to share this with others.

I am interested in working with a variety of populations including schools, alcohol and drug rehab centres, corporate settings and those with chronic pain issues. I am always continuing to learn and to develop the skills that I can offer. As a busy mum of three, I bring a down to earth and humorous approach to my teaching.

My qualifications include:

Rob Houston

Rob came to Mindfulness from a place of Corporate Stress and Burnout. He discovered Mindfulness through the MBSR 8 week course and never looked back. He found the impact of a daily Mindfulness practice greatly reduced his reactivity to stress and found his default level of happiness increasing.

Rob has an open, down to earth and enthusiastic way of teaching Mindfulness and wishes to help people reduce stress and deal with the daily pressures that we all face in this busy life by incorporating Compassion, Kindness and Mindfulness into their lives.

Currently working at Google, Rob runs daily Mindfulness sessions throughout the organisaton. His experience and qualifications include:

Josey Tranter

Josey has been running her own business, Woking Massage Therapy, as a Clinical and Sports Massage Therapist and Sports Yoga coach for the past 5 years. She is mad about cats, loves running and yoga, and is fascinated with learning and increasing her knowledge about the body and how best to look after it.

Since being introduced to meditation by Neil, she now has a daily meditation practice which has become an integral part of her daily life. As a result she has developed a new interest in the connection between the physical effects on the body and the mind that meditates.

Josey prepares the delicious vegan buffet for our mindfulness day retreats.