DR RUSSELL RAZZAQUE
MB.BS., MRCPsych., Dip.Couns.
Dr Russell Razzaque is a London based psychiatrist with sixteen years experience in adult mental health. He has worked for a number of distinguished national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and Ministry of Justice, and he currently works in the NHS in east London, and also provides some online counseling through The Horse's Mouth free global community website. He is also a published author in human psychology and he writes columns for several publications including The Independent, The Guardian and Psychology Today. Dr Razzaque's special interest and particular field of research is in mindfulness and the nexus between spirituality and psychology. He is currently writing a book on the subject entitled, Breaking Down Is Waking Up; The Connection Between Mental Illness & Spiritual Awakening and he also runs several projects for the facilitation of spiritual connection through mindfulness practice, all of which are listed below...
Mindful Moment Training is designed as a basic level introduction to mindfulness. It is a free online self-help resource available for anyone to use as a means of establishing their own regular personal mindfulness practice. It consists of a brief introduction to meditation with a fully guided short meditation, together with tips of how to build up from there to a practice that can be integrated into your daily lifestyle.
The Delphi Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation for the promotion of holistic, mindful care in psychiatry. Its main activities involve the training of psychiatrists in basic level mindfulness skills - through a retreat program - as well as the dissemination of information about the benefits of a mindfulness-based approach in mental health.
The ROHC is a list of clinicians working in mental health who have a personal mindfulness practice and an openness to spiritual aspects of mental health. They are, as a result, able to utilise a holistic approach to the care they provide. All clinicians who fulfil the criteria are welcome to join. The register is ultimately intended as a resource for those with mental health difficulties, friends, families or carers who are seeking specialised help of a holistic nature.
The Holistic Awareness course is intended for those who have some experience of regular mindfulness practice - whether attained through sustained utilisation of Mindful Moment Training, attendance at a course by the Delphi Foundation, or any other legitimate route. The course is organised as a weekend silent retreat, and its purpose is to deepen ones practice and enhance ones inner connection to the fundamental spiritual dimensions of reality.