I started my meditation and mindfulness practice in 2008 within the Buddhist meditation tradition and continue to receive meditation instruction from world renowned meditation teachers and their senior students. Under the guidance of my main teacher, I set up a not-for-profit organisation in 2013 where I continue to provide instruction in meditation for my local community. I maintain and deepen my personal practice by applying the instructions in daily life and within retreat contexts.
Due to having received much personal benefit through the practice of mindfulness, I wanted to share those benefits with others. I began exploring the secular application of mindfulness by completing an eight week course with the Centre for Mindful Living, before going on to complete a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Retreat with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford. Combining this with the training and experience I had gained in the fields of education and mental health, I began delivering mindfulness courses and mental health workshops in the public, private and third sectors. My professional development is ongoing, so since then I have trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project, the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and the Mindfulness Network.
I feel passionate about having the opportunity to share the many benefits of mindfulness and compassion training with others and approach doing so with a sense of responsibility to transmit the authentic methods I have been taught to the best of my ability, while continuing to deepen my own personal practice and application of mindfulness and compassion in my own life.
I am listed on the British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA), a regulated directory of training organisations and teachers who adhere to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines. The good practice guidelines requires teachers to be suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and receive supervision for their teaching. I am also a registered Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Teacher (MBCL), having completed teacher training and delivery of MBCL under supervision.
I currently teach private and public courses as well as run training and development courses for organisations including NHS Primary Care staff via the Tenterden Mindfulness Group and am a co-founder of and Mindful Running Coach at RUN:ZEN. I am also a Mindfulness Supervisor, having trained through the Mindfulness Network and a Mindfulness Mentor.
In addition to this I work as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor for Headstrong Counselling, Wisdom, Pilgrims and Demelza Hospices and in private practice. I have a background in teenage and adult education (PGCE) as well as in training, team leadership, management and substance misuse counselling as a contractor within HM's Prisons.
Qualifications and Registrations
Cesare is listed on the Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) Register A as a trained MBCL teacher, having completed teacher training with the founders of MBCL, Fritz Koster and Erik van den Brink at the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and Mindfulness Network. He is also on Register B as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who integrates elements of MBCL into his client work.
Cesare completed the Teacher Training Retreat in Mindfulness Base Cognitive Therapy with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry. Cesare adheres to the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches Good Practice Guidelines, engages in ongoing CPD and Supervision.
Cesare is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest professional organisation which represents Counselling and Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom. Cesare adheres to the professional and ethical guidelines as set out by the BACP, engages in ongoing CPD and Supervision.
Cesare completed his training as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Inter-Psyche Training Institute, part of the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust. The course was fully Accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), the largest professional organisation which represents Counselling and Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
Cesare completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the Institute of Education at the University College London, London University.
Cesare completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Western Analytical Philosophy with King's College London, London University.