I am a spiritual seeker and my aspiration to live authentically and meaningfully has motivated me to experience the world of self-inquiry, personal development and meditation for the past three decades.
Another quest has been my wish to be helpful, and to be a wholesome presence for others, which has led me to train and work in the field of mental health and special needs.
Training and qualifications
- Client-centered Counselling
- Breath Therapy
- Creative Movement and Yoga
- Curative Care Pedagogy Mental Health and Special Needs
- Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS
- ITEC qualified in a range of Massage Therapies and Reiki
I am practising Mindfulness Meditation since 1993, training in Mindfulness-based-stress Reduction: Bangor Institute of Mindfulness and Research, regular retreats as CPD: Metta Vihara, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Gaia House.
Current Work Engagements
I am currently facilitating courses and workshops for Mind in Exeter and East Devon, Devon Recovery Learning and Exeter College.
Themes of courses past and present:
- Introduction to Mindfulness
- Mindfulness-based-stress Reduction (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
- Happiness/Positive Psychology
- Urban Retreat
- Relaxation Practices
- Silence and Meditation
Past work engagements:
Pluss - Emotional Regulation, Stress, Sleep, Food for the Brain.
Milestones Hospital - Yoga, Creative Movement and Health Promotion Sessions.
I worked in Germany in Psychiatry and Residential Care for children and teenagers in my profession as a Curative Care Educator. My employments in the UK were in the field of special needs, supporting clients in different residential care settings and mental health, working in a Psychiatric Hospital as a Complementary Therapist.
All my courses and workshops are designed and tailored to meet the needs and requirements of the individual, group or organisation taking part.