My lifelong relationship with meditation began in my childhood.
I grew up experiencing meditation thanks to my very alternative dad who first introduced it to me when I was around 11. I then
re-discovered it whilst travelling around South East Asia at 18, and loved how familiar it felt for me to be in the quiet of meditation. Fast forward 12 years and life events led me to participate in a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat which enabled me to experience it more deeply and integrate it into my life.
An encounter with Ruby Wax at the launch of her mindfulness book ‘Sane New World’ in 2013 had such an impact that it immediately became clear that mindfulness and meditation was something I now wanted to share with others.
Since becoming a mum to 2 very lively girls and having my own struggles with coming to terms with my new ‘mum’ status, I am passionate about helping parents identify ways to bring mindful awareness into the home. In particular, allowing them to experience the enjoyment of parenting and providing tools to bring our children up equipped to deal with the increasing demands of 21st-century living.
I am able to experience for myself the positive impact mindfulness can have on family life with my own regular meditation practice and the use of mindful techniques (on most days!)
I am now an accredited mindfulness coach, having been trained at the London Meditation in Camden http://london-meditation.co.uk on the MATT pathway. This is accredited by the leading professional body Association for Coaching as the Advanced Diploma in (Mindfulness) Coach Training (AADC).
The training we have done is recognised by the UK Mindfulness Teacher Trainer Network and will be assessed against the Mindfulness-based Intervention Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI:TAC) as developed by the CFM Bangor University.
I feel extremely blessed to be supporting others in discovering the benefits of living a more mindful life.
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