Mindfulness has been integral to my personal life since 1998. In 2011, I completed a mindfulness training with Bangor University and have been offering mindfulness based training to public and private sector organisations, and individuals since 2012. I am based in High Wycombe
A distinctive aspect of my organisational work is using mindfulness as a technique for deepening self-listening and for cultivating a more compassionate way of relating to oneself. In my experience, managers in organisations often achieve success through a strong internal drive. This internal drive can become a harsh inner critic which may undermine confidence and creativity, and ultimately limit potential. In my view mindfulness and self-compassion are key ingredients for helping ambitious managers to become more supportive of themselves, as well as others, and so create more positive team environments.
Early in 2014, I completed training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project. I am a certified .b mindfulness and Paws.b teacher of young people aged 7-18 years. In 2016, I also became a certified teacher of the .b Foundations mindfulness course for teachers and parents.
Also in 2014, I completed training with Kristin Neff, Chris Germer and the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion to deliver the 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion course.