Lucy is an educator, writer and researcher-practitioner, with a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education. After graduating from Oxford University in 1989, she obtained a PGCE and moved to Botswana to work in education. She also ran an educational publishing company, consulted on educational issues to the United Nations, and wrote many textbooks. In 2005, she cofounded North Andaman Tsunami Relief in Thailand and worked there for a year, receiving her Masters from Bath University, based on the educational programme she implemented. On her return to Botswana, she became Deputy Principal at Maru-a-Pula school, while also training as a yoga teacher and mindfulness facilitator. In 2010, she moved to South Africa to study at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was awarded a doctorate in Mindfulness, through the School of Education. Her current focus is on Joyful Activism, to give activists, educators and healthcare professionals the skills they need to alleviate stress and increase resilience. She runs Heart-Mind Consultancy and leads courses and retreats around Southern Africa.

This profile was last updated on February 20, 2020

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