About the Teacher 

Trish Bartley


Trish has taught mindfulness to people with cancer since 2001. She developed the program, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (MBCT-Ca), with the support of John Teasdale and Mark Williams (MBCT founders) and has been taught and supported by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction founder) since 2000. Trish published the MBCT-Ca teacher’s program handbook in 2012 and wrote Mindfulness, A Kindly Approach for People with Cancer in 2017, for people with cancer at any stage of their illness.

Trish has taught hundreds of clinical patient groups and one-to-one to many people with advanced illness. She offers specialist mindfulness and cancer training to health and social care professionals in different parts of the world.

Trish has a background in development work in the UK and in South Africa. She is a member of the core training team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University / The Mindfulness Network, and also trains for the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation. She has worked for SeeTrue in The Netherlands since 2010. She regularly offers workshops in the UK, Europe, and further afield.

Trish has a particular interest in the role of the group in Mindfulness-based Programs. She co-wrote the paper ‘The Inside Out Group Model: Teaching Groups in Mindfulness-based Programs’ in 2019 and the book, Teaching Mindfulness-based Groups, which came out in 2022.



Bartley, T. (2003). Holding Up the Sky: Love, Power and Learning in the Development of a Community. Community Links

Bartley, T. (2012). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer: Gently Turning Towards. Wiley- Blackwell

Bartley, T. (2017). Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer. Wiley-Blackwell

Bartley, T. & Griffith, G. (2022). Teaching Mindfulness-Based Groups. Pavilion Publishing & Media. Ltd.

Griffith, G.M., Bartley, T., & Crane, R.S., (2019). The Inside Out Group Model: Teaching Groups in Mindfulness-Based Programs. Mindfulness, 10, 1315-1327.

About the Team 

Didi Mogashoa


I am Rakgadi Doris "Didi" Mogashoa and am passionate about introducing mindfulness to South Africa, the African continent, and wider still. I want to positively impact lives by sharing my knowledge, skills, and education. I have worked across diverse industries including fashion and wildlife farming and am now a life and business coach using mindfulness in my work with individuals, groups, and companies. 

In 2008, I established a non-profit organisation ‘Didi and Friends Foundation’, which focuses on education and empowering under-serviced communities in Gauteng and Western Cape, South Africa. I firmly believe that education holds the key to tangibly and sustainably transforming lives.

I am a trained Mindfulness Teacher and Practitioner with a background in Industrial Psychology and training as a facilitator. I am a member of the board of IMISA (the Institute of Mindfulness in South Africa) and Africa Regional Director for Nexus Global, which seeks to bring investment to foster leadership and find solutions for critical world issues.

My ultimate aspiration is to make mindfulness practices accessible to all, irrespective of socio-economic background, race, and gender in order to uplift individuals and underprivileged communities.

About the Project 

Rob Vincken


This mindfulness and cancer project was originally the brainchild of Rob Vincken, founder of SeeTrue. He and Trish have developed it together over several years of filming and planning.  

Rob is the co-founder and director of SeeTrue, a training organization based in Maastricht. SeeTrue started training mindfulness teachers in 2008 and since then over 2000 teachers have ‘graduated’ and are now offering mindfulness to different populations in a wide range of settings and contexts, all over The Netherlands and Belgium.

Rob has a background in mental health service, working as a nurse and as a psycho-social therapist. Rob has long held the view that the world urgently needs mindfulness. He has dedicated his life’s work to doing what he can to bring this about.

Rob is an Aikido teacher. He has a dojo in Maastricht where he and others teach regularly. He is known for his innovative approach to developing new ways of bringing mindfulness into the world.