Wellbeing Berkshire is run by Mark Quirk. Most importantly, Mark is passionate about teaching wellbeing and resilience, whether through mindfulness (see Mindfulness Berkshire) or the myriad of validated approaches that can make such a positive difference to our lives.
A few years back he re-trained in Psychology following a successful career in the world of IT, mostly at Microsoft, because of his fascination with the human mind, and the potential to make a difference to peoples lives at home and work. He started a training and consulting practice focused on enhancing human performance, in lock-step with improved resilience and wellbeing; and recently created Wellbeing Berkshire to help extend his wellbeing teaching outside of the workplace.
Mark has always been interested in understanding the connections between our mind and body, and how we use them to perform at our best and live a great life with awareness, connection and fulfilment.
He holds a master’s degree in applied positive Psychology (MAPP) – where he conducted primary research into the application of meditation in the workplace and its impact on resilience. He has also formally trained as a mindfulness teacher according the guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations. This training path is required by those wishing to teach MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy), a derivative of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), recommended for certain conditions to the NHS by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK.