DR RUSSELL RAZZAQUE
MB.BS., MRCPsych., Dip.Couns.
Dr Russell Razzaque is a London based psychiatrist with twenty years experience in adult mental health. He has worked for a number of major national and international institutions during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and Ministry of Justice, and he currently works as a consultant psychiatrist and associate medical director in the NHS in east London. He is also a published author in human psychology and has written columns for several publications including The Independent, The Guardian and Psychology Today.
Russell's special interests and particular fields of research are mindfulness, Open Dialogue and the connection between spirituality, consciousness and mental health. He has also written a popular book that brings these themes together entitled, Breaking Down Is Waking Up and he is currently involved with several projects to facilitate and promote learning and research in each of these areas.
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 College of Mindful Clincians is an association of healthcare professionals with a committment to cultivating compassion through the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and mindful living. It provides training in mindfulness through regular Mindfulness Based Professional Development retreats as well as longer term peer-to-peer support.
Russell has been coordinating a national transformation project in the NHS, that starts with a multi-centre controlled trial of Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD). Four Trusts from around the UK have been recruited to the trial, with pilot teams being trained in each Trust to operate the POD approach in their local area. The ultimate aim is to compare outcomes from this approach to Treatment As Usual (TAU) over the next several years.
Russell also runs workshops on mindfulness and related practices for the purpose of personal and spiritual development, which can be arranged on an on-demand basis. To make a request for, or help organise a workshop, retreat, or lecture in your area please make contact via the link below.