How I went from mindless to mindful
Before discovering mindfulness, I was a full-time primary teacher, juggling family life and work. I would often arrive home feeling stressed, exhausted and with little energy to do anything else. I loved my job and the school I was teaching in but felt that I needed a change of direction and a chance to reconnect with myself. So, when my youngest daughter left school and headed for university, I decided that would be a perfect moment.
Two days before I left, I spotted an 8-week Mindfulness stress reduction course in Barcelona. Wondering if this could perhaps help me to de-stress and help me reconnect with myself, I signed up. I was uncertain at first, wondering if it was worth spending the money on a course when I could just read a few books on the subject. However, after a free preliminary workshop and personal consultation with the teacher, I realised that having proper structure, guidance and support, as well as having to commit to something that I had paid for, would help me keep on track.
I came away from the first session totally hooked. We were given strategies to step out of automatic pilot and did a body scan meditation which made me realise just how much tension I was carrying in my body. I was eager to do the daily activities which we had been given as “homework”.
By the end of the 8-weeks, I felt calmer and more connected to my thoughts, emotions and body. I had also had enough time to incorporate mindful habits and meditation into my week.
Mindfulness is now a part of my life. It has helped me through difficult moments such as family illness and keeps me grounded when the going gets tough. It enables me to appreciate life as it unfolds and stops me getting carried away by anxious thoughts.
I am now a qualified mindfulness teacher and enjoy helping others find balance in their lives.
How can I help you?
If you’re tired of feeling stressed/anxious/disconnected and unsure how to manage it, I’ve been there! I also know how difficult it can be to find a course nearby or for it to fit in with a busy timetable. So, I offer tailored mindfulness programmes for you to follow from the comfort of your own home with coaching sessions via Skype. If you’d like to talk to me to find out how I can help you then please get in touch and we can arrange a Skype chat! Contact
SPECIAL OFFER – To celebrate the launch of my online coaching I’d like to offer 5 people the chance to receive 4 FREE mindfulness coaching sessions. If you’d like to be one of those people then contact me, telling me what you would like help with and if you’ve had any previous experience of mindfulness or meditation. Closing date for applications: 30th April. Contact