My journey into self discovery began after losing my father at a young age. Many twists and turns have brought me to where I am today. Having experienced such wonderful changes after engaging in meditation and receiving healing therapies, I decided to make this my career.
I completed my PhD in Pain Psychology in 2013, and started a committed meditation practice, attending a Buddhist centre. In 2014 my practice developed further while training to teach mindfulness and meditation with Suryacitta at Mindfulness CIC.
In 2015 I set up my first mindfulness and meditation groups. I have run private groups as well as groups for county councils, NHS, Sainsbury's staff, GP practices, and universities. I also teach meditation at a local day hospice. Suryacitta and I began to develop an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion, which launched in 2016 with myself as course director.
Throughout this time I have run specialist day retreats in Changing Pain and in Mindfulness for Pregnancy. Retreats include 3-day residentials at the beautiful Holycombe retreat. I also run waking the heart retreats with other teachers. All of my retreats support individuals to take time to go within and move closer to a truer sense of self.
I now also offer a training course for those wishing to lead heart based meditation sessions.
I write a blog which you are welcome to view here HuffPost blog
Qualifications & Training
PhD Pain Psychology
MSc Health Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Mindfulness & Compassion practitioner (Mindfulness CIC)
Teacher for Mindful Parenting (Trained by Susan Bogels)
Focusing Skills certificate
Energy healer (in progress)
Diploma Transformational/Spiritual Coaching (in progress)