Lovely to meet you!
I am an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher helping people living with stress, illness or pain to reclaim their lives with the simple but incredibly effective tools of Mindfulness and Compassion.
I was first introduced to Mindfulness when, as a new mum, a back injury and hypermobility left me struggling with debilitating pain and fatigue. The search for a 'cure' was exhausting and my mental health nose dived. It was then that I signed up for a Mindfulness for Health course with Breathworks. I'm happy to say the skills I learnt during those 8 weeks (and continue to practise today) were fundamental to my subsequent recovery.
During my NHS physiotherapy career I encountered many patients who, like me, were desperately searching for a cure for their chronic pain and becoming increasingly disheartened when no medical intervention could provide long lasting relief. They had to 'learn to live with it' but with little realistic guidance on how to do that and still lead a fulfilling life. The Breathworks programme gives that crucial guidance and the skills learnt are applicable to any form of human suffering, from chronic pain to stress and anxiety. Mindfulness and Compassion training hasn't just taught me how to 'live with it' but how to love the life I live in all its messy glory!
My passion for the natural world meant that taking Mindfulness out into nature was an obvious step in my practice. Mindful awareness helps me deeply connect with the natural world and the many lessons it can teach me. I decided to train as a Natural Mindfulness Guide and started to offer guided Mindfulness walks in nature. It has been such a joy to see so many people taking time out of their busy lives to simply 'be' and deeply connect with nature and I am pleased to say the 'Wanderful tribe' of walkers continues to grow.
If you would like to know more about how Mindfulness training might help you, do get in touch. I know first hand some of the suffering that pain, anxiety and depression can inflict and I am passionate about sharing these important skills that really can make the difference between a life endured and a life truly lived.