My experience as a mindfulness teacher is grounded in the integrity of 35 years experience of spinal cord injury. Despite this life-changing event, I see the glass as half full and firmly believe we can all see life this way, no matter what the circumstances.
This may sound flippant but it’s far from that. Dealing with my own challenges has taught me that unwanted negative thought patterns often arrive without notice and overwhelm us if we’re not careful. I’ve also learnt that with a little practice we can refocus the mind to embrace life’s challenges with acceptance.
Things aren’t always how we’d like them to be but we all have the option to move forward with positive intention, whether that’s about health, stress, relationships, or joining a protest movement. We just have to connect with our authentic self.
This mindset is so helpful to me that I want to share it with everyone, this is why I learned to teach mindfulness professionally.
In 2010 I studied Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University and gained a Masters Degree. I also trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project to teach the .b Curriculum to teachers and 11-18 year olds.
With these qualifications, I feel confident to teach anyone, plus I’m registered with the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers, and abide by their Good Practice Guidelines.
My teaching experience began in 2012 and I’ve guided hundreds of people to live more mindfully with stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is an amazing life-skill and it’s been an honour and a privilege to share it with so many people in groups, businesses and schools.