Hello! And welcome to my website. I'm an accredited teacher in both MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and Mindfulness for primary children (Mindfulness in Schools Project). I feel passionately that each one of us has the ability to change or discard unhelpful learned ways of being and allow the best of you to shine. With this in mind I aim is to create an open, safe and supportive environment to allow learning and sharing to flourish. Throughout the course I am there to assist you in learning these new skills, providing both group and individual instruction.
I have been living in Spain since 1999. You can see my accreditation from Mindful Academy here.
I became interested in Meditation when I basically had a life crash.
I was 41 years old, had just given birth to my first child, was running my own business and I was mentally and physically exhausted. I saw someone mention an App on Facebook which helped you to meditate and that meditation could help you relax. To be honest I used to just go to sleep during the meditations many times as I was so tired and I did them lying down (not recommended!). Bit by bit I found they were doing something. Just 10 minutes a day seemed to be having an affect on my mood; I was less tired, less reactive. Negative thoughts were less noisy in my head- something was happening! And this was exciting.
I got really interested in what was going on here and so I started looking around for other methods and that's when I found MBSR. I did the course and not only did my practice become stronger (why would I not meditate when the effects were so clear?) but I also learnt about what stress was, why we have it and how we can be more mindful in our everyday lives to better deal with life's ups and downs. I wanted to know more so I did my first MBSR teacher training and during that course I realised this was really what I wanted to do with my life.
So many of us are needlessly suffering from over-active minds that bring us stress. We can learn to re-train ourselves to be less reactive and more positive, more compassionate to ourselves and others. Through learning to be calmer and more present we not only help ourselves but those around us benefit too.
I have now completed the full MBSR pathway training and have gone on to train as a mindfulness teacher for children. I work with the general public, mums, teachers, children and the corporate sector- anyone with a wandering mind :)
If you have any questions please drop me a line at the email below, I'd love to hear from you.
Read a recent interview for Therapist in Barcelona.com HERE