I work with individuals, businesses and educational establishments (teachers, parents and children) to help instil mental wellbeing techniques to increase self-awareness, improve productivity and nurture a more joyful life. My courses are tailored to specific requirements and focus on helping those I work with pay attention to the present moment, their own thoughts and feelings.
I previously worked in secondary education and became aware of the connection between emotional intelligence and learning. This motivated me to train to teach mindfulness to children and adults as I believe that emotional intelligence and mental health are closely related.
Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that has been practiced in the East since ancient times. With a growing following across the globe, it typically entails focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. This allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by little, to let go of your struggles with them. Mindfulness is all about being compassionate with yourself, allowing you to manage negative thought patterns before they escalate, helping you to be achieve long-term changes in mood, levels of happiness and overall wellbeing.
Please note that if you’re recovering from a major crisis in your life, such as death, divorce or bereavement, or if you’re in the midst of a depressive episode, then it might be better to wait before trying mindfulness.
In order to get the most from the programme you should also be prepared to undertake daily practice of around 20-40 minutes between the sessions. There’s lots of scientific evidence about the benefits of mindfulness, but you have to practice it to make the difference!
8 week course – £150