My journey with mindfulness began with a childhood immersed in Eastern philosophies and Buddhism
From a young age, I would spend my Sunday mornings meditating with the family. I longed to understand the human mind from a psychological perspective. This curiosity and passion soon led me to train as a psychologist.
Fast foward 30 years or so.
I left my job as a psychologist to take a break from the cumulative stress of the job. However, my body and my mind began to exhibit severe signs of burnout syndrome. The feelings of constant exhaustion, anxiety, and body shame.
When I realised this, I knew something had to change. So, I reconnected with my Eastern philosophy roots and started to combine the knowledge of mindfulness with my own psychology background. This helped me to reclaim my inner freedom and serenity.
By longing to alleviate my own emotional suffering
It was natural to begin to practice mindfulness again for myself and to start teaching it in my local town, here in Whangarei; and remotely via online platforms. This combination of various areas of knowledge and expertise gave me a clear path to become a great mindfulness life coach for others.
As a result of this work, I realized there is much value in assisting others to learn mindfulness in a practical way. Many people feel so overwhelmed with daily jobs and expectations, any non-practical solutions will just create more needless stress.
My goal is to boost clients’ personal resilience and increase their inner serenity.
As a mindful behaviour coach, I will help
- Translate and demystify mindfulness
- Guide you towards implementing a mindful way of being and away from “commercial mindfulness”
- To shift your perspectives from a world of barriers and obstacle to one of unlimited possibility
- You to tap into your own innate wisdom in order to achieve your goals
It is life-coaching with taking action
One of the most common complaints about therapy is that it takes too long or doesn’t produce tangible results.
As a former psychologist, I now blend a powerful coaching approach with evidence-based behavior analysis, I help you come up with immediate constructive steps that will improve your life right away. Therefore, if you are ready to progress faster or go further then you will benefit from this model of coaching.
You are empowered to go beyond a discussion of symptoms into topics of core values, knowing how to self-motivate towards desired goals; as well as make choices based on meaning and purpose. I can help you make the connection between “knowing” what you need to do and actually doing it.
You are in the steering position and I will be helping you to get to where you want to go, in the fastest, most focused manner possible.
The coaching takes place within a space of patience, trust, openness, and letting go.
Above all, the mindfulness coaching program will help you rewire your brain and form new neural connections. These new neural connections will be your foundation for a transformed reality.
I am currently not taking more 1:1 clients, but feel free to contact me for consulting/training work.