Mindful Life was created in 2019 as a resource for people such as yourself who need to know more about dealing with stress via mindfulness and meditation. As someone who has experienced first-hand the negative consequences of excess stress and burn-out, I have made it my mission to reach as many people as possible and teach them to dissolve their stress.
I meditate daily myself, of course, and doing so allowed me to overcome recent stressful events within my family. This experience has increased my determination to enable more people to engage with the benefits of this practice.
How did I become a mindfulness teacher?
I worked in further and higher education for many years. And then managing a crucial teacher education programme, as a time of budget cuts and change within the college, led to my burn-out. I told myself I was coping. I felt I had to be coping. I really wasn’t, and the day came a couldn’t speak to any colleagues without crying. I was signed off work by my GP. I had to find a way to survive in the short-term, before making more significant long-term changes.
Various forms of self-help, coaching, and personal development had limited degrees of success. Then, my life partner, Jane suggested I try mindfulness, and my practice has grown from that point.
I was invited to teach mindfulness to adult learners with great success. When I decided to end any form of commuting and work exclusively online, teaching mindfulness and meditation was the only topic I was passionate about, and Mindful Life was born. I’m now completing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to deepen my expertise.
I live in Olney, Buckinghamshire, with Jane.
One more thing … many online teachers are working a side gig, fitting their teaching around a different full-time role. No side gig for me; this is how I earn 100% of my income. That benefits you because you’ll have my total commitment to your learning.