- Charlie Mackesy
Nhi is an education professional and a mindfulness teacher from Vietnam. She holds an M.A in Education and passionately engaged into secular mindfulness in mainstream since 2016. This includes her involvement in the ground-breaking mindfulness for education projects in her home country. Her special interest is exploring evidence-based mindfulness as a safe and cost-effective alternate approach to mental health resilience and ‘daily wellbeing maintenance’ for all. In 2021, after experiencing how mindfulness practices supported her resilience and wellbeing on the face of a health crisis during COVID-19, she was inspired to make mindfulness skills reachable to her family, friends, and wider community.
Nhi is the founder Presilenz – a cohort of mindfulness teachers who commit to teach with care and integrity. For her, engaging in this work is a direct expression of love for what she deeply values in life.
EDUCATION & ESSENTIAL TRAININGS
- Majors: Mentoring in education & Psychology in schools
- Grade: First class honours
- Research essay: Mindful Self-Compassion as stress coping strategy for schoolteachers
- Graduation thesis: Inclusive Education Practices in a mainstream school in Hue, Vietnam
2022, Stage 5 Mindfulness Teacher (teaching under supervision)
- Trained to teach two curricula:
- Mindfulness for Life (Mbct_L) for general population
- Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Finding Peace) tailored for workplace
2023, Certified trauma-sensitive mindfulness practitioner
2023, Trained to teach .b (dot be) Mindfulness Curriculum for age group 11-18 years old in school settings
2016, One-year training on Mindfulness-based Compassion and Happiness
2013 – present, Education Advisor, Landon Carter Schmitt Memorial Fund (US)
Implementing the comprehensive Educational Program at Quang Tri School for Children with Disabilities.
2016 – 2018, Core Team Member
Implementing Mindfulness-based Social Emotional Learning within the youth leadership program for university students
2017 – 2019, Collaborator of ‘Happy School’ Project
Piloting Mindfulness-based Social Emotional Learning 9 public schools from primary to high school in Hue
2003 – 2015, Different positions with organisations addressing the legacies of war
Working with both national and international non-government organisations mine action and Agent Orange issues in Vietnam