After experiencing a major crisis myself, although already trained and experienced as a personal development coach, I immersed myself in further study to deeply understand what happened to me, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. My experiences and decisions at that time caused chaos and left me feeling alone, misunderstood and alienated from my family and those that had loved me and known me through my life.
Finding Mangreen and the support of Naomi and William Duffield, through Spiritual Companions and PsychoSpiritual Counselling helped me feel heard, understood and validated at a time when I was most vulnerable. I was immersed in mindfulness, as my rational capacity took a few months off and yet I became deeply insightful and intuitive. Experiencing the value of feeling heard (keeping me just about sane), I felt compelled to offer similar support for others and initiated a weekly peer support group which I facilitated for two years. Providing this safe space for sharing personal stories and making sense of experiences was powerful and cathartic for all. Themes and patterns emerged and these mirrored research from many focus groups on what specifically supports someone going through a crisis. Linking the group to the www.spiritualcrisisnetwork.org connected me to others in recovery from more intense experiences and mental health crises and i accessed new research in the area. Many of us developed a sense of purpose going forward and dear friend and enthusiast of the group, Katie Mottram, co-founded ISEN and is catalysing a global rethink of mental health through her Emerging Proud campaign. This along with inspiration from other paradigm shifting organisations has helped me develop a deep and broad view of what blocks, constitutes and sustains recovery and welbeing.
Working with and delivering the Mindspan Programme helped me get my life back on track and it is rewarding to support staff in organisations to develop their thinking competencies so they take responsibility for their own performance, confidence, fulfilment and happiness.
My experiences and training have lead to me to create training programmes: - KindaListening and Sharing Circle Facilitator Training as well as bespoke training and coaching masterclasses for managers in developing their listening and coaching skills so that they can more effectively support staff wellbeing.
My mission now is in providing mental, emotional and spiritual support by sharing knowledge, enhancing innate skills and empowering people and communities to be a support for each other.
To do this my roles include: Wellbeing Consultant - Education (talks, masterclasses, training, coaching and one to one support for wellbeing, and recovery through crisis and beyond. - Therapist and Host at The Breathing Space Retreat for Women
KindaListening - a comprehensive training programme in deeper listening and empowering conversation empowering people, organisations, groups and communities to listen more effectively, communicate more consciously and support each other's wellbeing, The training enhances awareness of inner drives and triggers enabling a safe space within to Sharing Circle Facilitation - providing safe space for deeper connection, expression and community that empowers synergistic co-creativity and greater awareness of emerging gifts and mission. KindaListening Train the Trainer - in development.
Sharing Circle Facilitator Training A comprehensive and consciousness raising training, rippling out the connecting, healing and developmental benefits of Sharing Circles. KndaListening training provides the foundational structure for safe and conscious communication - development of a safe space within enabling a safe holding space and presence for others to share and evolve.
Empowering, Revitalising Home Stays Private Retreats including Spiritual Emergence Companionship and Empowering Coaching - coming soon
Mindspan Trainer and Coach - developing thinking competencies, effectiveness and resilience for leaders and staff in organisations www.mind-span.co.uk
Relevant certifications and courses completed include: Certificate in Psycho-Spiritual Counselling (CPCAB) Spiritual Companions Mentor (now Practical Spirituality and Wellness Diploma) (Spiritual Companions Trust) Conflict Resolution (Common Sense Services) Mindspan Accredited Trainer and Coach Teaching Meditation (William Bloom and Deepak Chopra) The Nurtured Heart Approach (The Benjamin Foundation) Safeguarding and Family Support Process (Norfolk County Council) Reiki Neuro Linguistic Programming, (ANLP and ABNLP) (includes Emotional Freedom Technique, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy) Landmark Education - The Forum and Advanced Course Personal Performance Coaching - Distinction (The Coaching Academy)
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