Steven Wanstall

Member of SOM
MBCT Teacher Development 1 Qualified


Steve has lived locally for 13 years with his wife and two children. He’s also lived for extended periods in Australia and Switzerland. 

He started practising meditation in 2000 after joining the school of meditation in London. This has formed part of his daily routine ever since. During this time, meditation quickly became a passion in Steve’s life where he subsequently spent much of his free time reading books by spiritual teachers and attending weekly group sessions in London. Due to his extensive knowledge on the subject and how this can benefit our daily lives, he decided to take some formal training to enable him to pass meditation on to others. He qualified as an MBCT level 1 teacher in late 2022 and has been delivering sessions to groups at Ingledale since the start of 2023.

Health benefits of Meditation

Meditation is scientifically proven to:

  • Make you less reactive to stress
  • Improve your working memory
  • Enhance your ability to regulate emotions
  • Increase your compassion, empathy and perspective taking ability
  • Thicken the grey matter (essential to life) in key areas of the brain
  • Shrink the amygdala – making it less reactive to fear, worries, stress & anxiety

Sessions offered at Ingledale

Steve Offers a 6 week course with one session delivered to groups each week at a total cost of £140

The sessions provide participants with the following:

  • A clear understanding on what meditation is
  • A healthier relationship with the thoughts that pass through our minds
  • Clarity on why we might be struggling with a variety of issues including, stress/fear/worries/anxieties/struggling to switch off/sleep problems
  • Tools to help us do something about this
  • A range of meditation techniques to use
  • Exposure to spiritual teachings and how to interpret these
  • An understanding of what brain science tells us about the enormous health benefits 
  • Audio recordings of the guided meditations to use at home


Tel: 07748 946 288