Alistair Appleton is a therapeutic meditation teacher and well-known television presenter in the
As a much-loved host of the BBC show ‘Escape to the Country.’ for more than 14 years, Alistair is
a household name for the two million people who tune in every week.
Alistair is the founder of Mindsprings, which he set up in 2005 to explore the therapeutic uses and
benefits of meditation in the modern world. As well as running in-person retreats and courses,
Alistair leads a series of therapeutic meditation courses online. These have been especially
popular during the pandemic and include ‘Mastering the Monsters of Anxiety’, ‘Transforming the
Trigger Thought’ and new for 2021, ‘Beingfulness’.
His lively and non-dogmatic courses and workshops appeal to a broad audience, including those
not usually attracted to spiritual practice. Alistair brings meditation techniques alive for
those suffering from anxiety, dissociation, and other issues that arise in living in today’s world.
He’s been a UKCP accredited psychotherapist with a practice in Brighton since 2013, and he has
more than 20 years of dedicated experience in meditation. Alistair has trained in the Buddhist
tradition with various masters. In 2000, he took his Buddhist vows with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche,
the abbot of Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. They later asked him to teach a meditation
course for beginners, the start of the teaching journey he continues to this day.
Alistair is happily married to Daniel Martin. They live together in Sussex with their beloved dog Ben.