Mindfulness at Work


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"It has really helped me deal with work stress and I can't recommend the course enough."

Taravandana Lupson Breathworks AssociateTaravandana brings a wealth of experience and skills founded upon a combination of 35 years of experience within the NHS as a clinician (allied health professional), senior manager and organisational development lead in a range of NHS organisations including acute, strategic health authority and clinical networks.  She has led on a number of regional and local consultancy assignments and since 2008 has run her own business. She has been practising and teaching Mindfulness for 30 years and is an Accredited Mindfulness Trainer.


Taravandana has practised and taught Mindfulness within the Buddhist tradition since 1988 including through leading retreats. She is passionate to pass on the benefits she has personally experienced with others especially those who work in stressful jobs doing their best to make the world a better place. Her clients The Kings Fund, NHS Senior leaders and clinicians, front line staff and teams


Taravandana has proven ability in a range of developmental approaches including mindfulness and resilience, coaching, mentoring, action learning, facilitation, change management, leadership and organisational development.

Her clients include:

The Kings Fund, Novum Coaching, NW Employers, Salford City Council, Health Education England, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, NHS NW R&D Network, NHS NW Leadership Academy, NW R&D Team, Preston and Chorley CCG, NW Dental Deanery and Post Graduate Medical Deanery, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Solutions PT Ltd, Torus Housing Group, New Charter Housing, Manchester Buddhist Centre, Taraloka Retreat Centre.


Taravandana has been coaching and mentoring since 2002. She combines empathy and support with constructive challenge to enable individuals to bring about change, maximize their contribution and increase their level of fulfilment. She uses a range of tools including mindfulness, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, 360 feedback, Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Firo-B.

Qualification and Accreditations

  • Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer
  • An accredited (ILM Level 7) executive coach, Coaching Supervision
  • MBTI Step 1 and 2 and TEIQ Assessor.
  • Affina OD Team Journey Consultant
  • A member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Associate of CIPD.