Mindfulness Network CIC - Our Supervisors

Jo Gosling

Jo Gosling

I am a tutor and supervisor on the postgraduate Mindfulness-Based Interventions course and a mentor for the Supervised Pathway at the University of Exeter. I have undergone extensive mindfulness training, including teacher training retreats and CPD events. Between 2012 and 2015, I taught Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses for people with recurrent depression within the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre and I now work as a freelance mindfulness teacher. Prior to this, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for over twenty years (mostly in the field of chronic pain) and before that, as a nurse specialising in palliative care.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, University of Exeter

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Health, University of Bangor

  • Teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion, with the Centre for Mindful Compassion taught at The University of Bangor

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Kent

  • BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, University of Sussex

  • Registered General Nurse, St George’s Hospital School of Nursing

Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • MBCT for people with recurrent depression

  • MBCT for general well-being

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

Supervision Specialisms

  • I supervise on the postgraduate Mindfulness-Based Interventions course (University of Exeter), the supervised pathway and offer private supervision.

  • NHS/clinical settings.

  • I have attended training in Mindfulness Supervision with Alison Evans at the University of Exeter.

Personal Practice

I have had a personal practice since 2002, which includes yoga. I spend time in nature on a regular basis and combine my practice with dance. I have attended numerous silent meditation retreats to deepen my understanding of mindfulness and receive regular mentoring from a Dharma teacher in the insight meditation tradition.

Further Information

As a creative artist, I am exploring mindfulness and creativity, particularly through the medium of fibre art.

I am supported by my longstanding yoga practice and in 2006, I completed yoga teacher training with the Inner Yoga Trust. My self-compassion practice and cultivation of joy greatly supports my well-being. I wish that through this practice, others may also find support for the difficulties that arise in living life as a human being.