about me

Hi, I’m Lucy Schwabe and I am a health care provider passionate about mindfulness-based interventions, focusing in particular on mind-body integration.

I established Wholistic Health Works in 1997 and initially focused on incorporating Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with mindfulness-based self-care tools in my clinical practice. Since 2002 I am running MBSR group courses and other mindfulness programmes for a variety of health, educational, community groups and corporate organisations. With the increasing demand in mindfulness-based interventions delivering mindfulness programmes has now become a full-time job.

A constant source of inspiration in my life comes from regular meditation practice, spending time in nature, yearly silent retreats and tai chi & qi gong training as a way of cultivating a deep sense of embodied presence in daily life. To continue learning and growing both personally and professionally I am committed to having regular supervision and to participate in ongoing professional development.

Lucy Schwabe

Mindfulness Educator, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor

training and background

I completed four years of study at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science.

I worked and completed postgraduate studies at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in China. Following that, I began the groundbreaking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training at the University of Massachusetts, Centre for Mindfulness, USA leading to teacher certification in 2013.

Since 1987 I’ve been practising Tai Chi & Qi Gong and am a qualified instructor with the Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium.

I have experience with ACT therapy, Contemplative Psychotherapy and more recently completed the Compassionate Inquiry® programme of studies.


I have over 20 years of clinical experience with Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mindfulness-Based interventions and have managed and taught in the student clinic at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture, Wellington campus for 11 years.

In 2015 I joined Mindfulness Works to run mindfulness group courses and workshops in person and on online platforms. The greatest joy for me is being able to facilitate the inspiring and often life-changing mindfulness programmes and supporting people with a holistic approach to wellness.

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