ABOUT ESEN SEKERKARAR
Esen Sekerkarar is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and the founder of Mindfulness Hub. She obtained her accredited qualification as an MBSR teacher from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where the trademarked programme was founded. She is also recognised as an MBSR teacher by Brown University Mindfulness Center in the USA.
In her consultations and services, she uses the proven approaches of the MBSR programme. She is also trained in “Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness” by the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and experienced in delivering this approach into her services.
Esen has lived and worked internationally (Denmark, USA, Turkey, Switzerland, UK) for many years, which has broadened her experience working with a wide variety of social, ethnic and academic groups. Before moving to London, Esen lived and worked in Denmark, where she managed a psychology clinic and provided mindfulness services and training programmes to companies, institutions and individuals. She has extensive experience, not only in teaching mindfulness, but also adapting mindfulness-based approaches into different concepts and environments.
Esen is also trained in teaching mindfulness to children. She completed her “.b” training at Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) in London, which is a non-profit organisation operating in the field of mental health in the UK, and delivers .b curriculum to 11-18-year-olds in schools, and other educational youth-related organisations.
She also actively collaborates with ComicCon, the world’s largest comic convention, in a social responsibility project, where she offers mindfulness support to visitors experiencing anxiety.
Since 2021, she has been collaborating with the IVF Department in Acibadem Kozyatagi Hospital, one of Turkey’s most prestigious hospitals, and has been offering mindfulness interventions to IVF patients in supporting them through stressful and emotional treatment. This project has great significance in the field of mindfulness in Turkey as it is the first mindfulness-related project to ever be implemented in a Turkish hospital.
Esen currently lives both in the UK and Turkey and offers her services internationally.