Posts In: Trustees

Cheryl Long

21st November 2022

Cheryl lives in Doncaster and is a graduate of the Meditation Centre Teaching Training Programme and became a Trustee in 2021 to further support the aims of the Centre. Cheryl worked as a Social Worker for many years before changing career course and now teaches meditation to adults and children along side running her own Complementary Therapy business.

Fliss Milner

21st November 2022

Gary Seekins

21st November 2022

Gary lives in Dent village and became a Trustee for the Centre in 2022. He very much enjoyed our Learn to Meditate day and is keen to support the centre as a community asset and in its charitable objectives of teaching meditation to all and promoting mental wellbeing. Before retiring, Gary was involved in the Fire Sector for over 40 years including working for West Yorkshire Fire Service, the Anchor Trust and was the Fire Safety Officer at Lancaster University.

Gary is involved in the local community and serves on Dent Parish council. He also Chairs the Policy and Resources Committee. His hobbies include keeping fit, walking, cycling, skiing and  motor homing.

Lindsay Anderson

13th June 2022

Lindsay joined the board of Trustees in 2021 and is also a graduate of our Meditation Teacher Training Programme. People often talk about ‘journeys’ and, even though that word has become somewhat of a cliché, a journey is how she describes her time at the centre studying this ancient and spiritual practice. The Centre has since become her spiritual home and holds a very special place in her heart.

As Coach Lindsay, she provides unique mindfulness and wellbeing services to schools within Lancashire, Yorkshire and remotely. This includes mindfulness coaching and delivering bespoke sessions to schools and also the young person and/or family.

Lindsay is very keen to promote the scientific research that demonstrates mindfulness and meditation to be effective transformational practices for young people, in which real changes can and do happen. And to make meditation more accessible to all young people. This is where Lindsay’s passion lies and motivates her to work incredibly hard in the prevention of poor mental health in children and young adults.

Lindsay’s Qualifications include: 
Meditation teacher training Diploma – Dent Meditation centre 
MBCT Teacher Development Programme, awarded by The British Mindfulness Institute
Professional Training in the Applied use of Mindfulness for 12-18 year olds.
Professional Training in the Applied use of Mindfulness for 7-11 year olds
Mental Health First Aider and Mental Health Ambassador for MHFA England.
Youth Mental Health First Aider
Adult Mental Health First Aider
Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice Qualification awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body with Mindfulness UK
Certified NLP Practitioner studying with NLP North West awarded by INLPTA

Norrie Maclaren

7th January 2019

Television and film producer, fashion photographer, scriptwriter, artist, and environmentalist (and Highland gardener) – gifted generalist. Born and brought up in the north of Scotland, and has survived 40 years in an industry euphemistically called “Show Business” – assistant to Stanley Kubrick on Barry Lyndon and The Shining, fashion photography for many British publications, moving into magazine editing and art direction; part of the creative team that published Deluxe and finally Boulevard – the first of the truly independent monthly style publications. Then Don’t Flex, collaboration with Punk Design Team Rocking Russian – photography, directing pop promos and designing record sleeves. Since Channel 4 started he has been producing all manner of arts, lifestyle, investigative documentaries and youth programmes for them, notably the ground breaking gardening series Dig, and the invention of Video Diaries. Currently developing a number of film and television projects through his production company on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.