Hitendra is a trained and qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer, from the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice (CMRP), at Bangor University, and has also had training assistant experience via the Centre for Mindfulness, at the University of Massachusetts.

 

In addition, he has also been teaching at London South Bank University since 2003, and is currently the Senior Lecturer on the MSc Development Studies course.

 

He has been active in the development and humanitarian sector for two decades, and more recently, in hunger and health related programming for over 10 years with Action Against Hunger UK.

 

More recently, he led the 3-year Mindfulness & Wellbeing project as part of the Start Network’s Transforming Surge Capacity programme, funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) under their Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) across Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the UK. In the Philippines, he was responsible for creating, and together with local and international partners, establishing the Wellbeing Cluster, the first dedicated multi-stakeholder wellbeing platform for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of humanitarian and care workers across the Philippines.

 

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Hitendra is currently the Mindfulness & Wellbeing Adviser for Simply Mindful, a mindfulness and wellbeing consultancy offering training and support to humanitarian agencies, academia and the business sector in establishing mindfulness approaches within their organizations.

 

Over the last decade, he has delivered mindfulness and wellbeing training, workshops, seminars, conferences, and talks, to the staff of a wide range of international and local humanitarian agencies, universities, and schools, these include,

  • Action Against Hunger

  • Amnesty International

  • Save the Children

  • Christian Aid

  • Action Aid

  • CAFOD

  • International Medical Corps (IMC)

  • Raleigh International

  • Plan International

  • Restless Development

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • THET

  • Oxfam

  • Start Network

  • BOND

  • CHS Alliance

  • European Inter-Agency Security Forum (EISF)

  • InterHealth

  • IBM Philippines

  • University of Leicester

  • Oxford Brookes University

  • University of Bohol, Philippines

  • Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

  • Miriam College, Philippines

  • London South Bank University

  • Lambeth College

  • British School Manila, Philippines

  • University of San Carlos, Philippines

  • Wellbeing Cluster, Philippines

  • And many others.....

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