Sonia worked as a mental health nurse in the NHS for the whole of her career, developing relationships with clients and their families in very difficult circumstances. The job required an all round holistic knowledge of health and well being to meet peoples needs, requiring good interpersonal skills and compassionate responses. Another transferable skill was running groups, working with the dynamics and supporting carers.
She has been teaching mindfulness alongside Jean at Malvern Mindfulness since 2013 and in 2016 became a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion in San Diego, USA.
Sonia has personally enjoyed pursuing her interest in yoga and meditation since the age of 22 and is delighted that there is now scientific research supporting the benefits of mindfulness which encourages more people to enjoy its benefits. Sonia has gained personal benefit from practicing mindfulness especially from the practice of mindful self-compassion and loves to share this wonderful life skill with others.