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Craig Mackie

Country of Residence: Canada

Speciality: Health and Social Care, Leadership, Community, Education

Accredited to facilitate: Level 1,Level 2

Languages: English, French

Full Description: has been practicing mindfulness since 1998 as a national team biathlete and since 2004 as a formal contemplative practice. Certified as a Mindfulness For Symptom Management (M4) instructor, Transformative Mindfulness instructor and international 16 Guidelines Trainer, he has worked in the field of mental health, wilderness therapy, addictions, homelessness, experiential education and therapeutic recreation. He has facilitated retreats and trainings for the, Ottawa Mindfulness Network, the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom (Burlington, ON) and the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (United Kingdom) in several countries for different types of organizations including correctional institutions, not-for-profits, school boards, high schools, hospitals, addictions treatment centers, social service agencies, and Buddhist centers. Craig has published a manual through the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom for teaching the 16 Guidelines with youth that is being used in over 10 different countries. He is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto in the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program and has a consultancy and psychotherapy private practice in Ottawa called Essential Change. He is a clinical associate at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. Craig’s main interest is to bring about social and cultural change through the 16 Guidelines. He has facilitated workshops for school boards, teachers, social workers, the not-for-profit sector and health sector.