Like many people, I began learning meditation during a challenging period of my life. I was separated, running a business, selling a house and looking after two children. I was completely overwhelmed and drinking alcohol and taking painkillers every day to cope.
When I tried to meditate I couldn't sit still for more than five minutes or count up to ten breaths! I found trying to learn through an app or on my own just wasn't working and so I began researching and studying meditation and looking for teachers.
I did Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training at the Gawler Foundation (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's MBSR program), as well as an Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation through the Australian Center for Mindfulness and Meditation. I have also completed Professor Craig Hassad's Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance Certificate (through Monash University).
Im additional to adult teacher training, I have also completed workshops and training specialising in teaching meditation, mindfulness and yoga to kids and teens as well as a Certificate in Youth Psychology and Counselling. One of my passions and goals is to bring mindfulness and meditation to teens, to give them this valuable life tool and hopefully prevent them from using other coping mechanisms such as alcohol, drugs and self harming.
From my studio on the Sunshine Coast I ran Mindfulness Meditation Programs for adults, teens and kids for several years and thanks to COVID am now able to share my knowledge, experience and resources to many more people online.
I am also a Mindfulness Works facilitator; Certified Vereditas Labyrinth Facilitator; run Mindfulness Meditation Workshops and Programs in the workplace, schools and camps; and offer 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching.
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