Speaker –

BANT AGM & Conference 2023

Dr Caroline Hoffman, PhD

Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM, PhD, is currently CEO of Paul’s Cancer Support in London. She has specialised in integrative healthcare for over 30 years both in the NHS and charitable sectors as well as coaching executives across different business sectors. For 20 years, she was Clinical and Research Director at Breast Cancer Haven, providing integrative support to people . Her long-standing expertise in psychosocial support, nursing and integrative medicine and research enabled her to lead teams of health care professionals, complementary therapists and researchers. Her last NHS role was as the first Nurse Consultant in Cancer Rehabilitation at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contribution to breast cancer support services in 2014.

Her professional trainings includes a degree a PhD in mindfulness, a degree in social work, intensive care nurse training, Traditional Chinese acupuncturist, shiatsu practitioner, aromatherapist, reflexologist, mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher and certified mindful self-compassion teacher, retreat leader and supervisor.

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Her doctoral research showed significant benefits from the mindfulness-based stress reduction programme (MBSR) in people affected by breast cancer and was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2012 and she has published numerous service evaluations on the effectiveness of integrative approaches in breast cancer. Caroline continues to teach 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion courses and lead retreats nationally and internationally. In December 2022, her novel service evaluation looking at the benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion in breast cancer was published in the Journal of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.