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What I Believe
I am looking forward to getting to know you and value the trust you have placed in me working with you or your family. To help you understand a little more about me, my beliefs and why I have chosen these programs to work with I have included some information below.
Learning and growing
Learning how to pause throughout the day can help us notice the instinctual unconscious patterns we live by and provide insight into how we can reconnect authentically to ourself, our loved ones and those around us.
Parenting is an emotional journey and raising a family is anything but simple. In parenting our children, often we end up re-parenting ourselves. We can love our kids to the moon and beyond but that love alone is not enough to raise emotionally intelligent, well-adjusted kids.
These courses are all designed to bring us into contact with ourselves and live more mindfully. Teaching our children in simple everyday language to understand the neurobiology of their responses and how to live being more present and in turn connect compassionately with themselves, their peers and us is an invaluable tool.
There has been much research and evidence to show how practicing mindfulness reduces anxiety in our children and helps them build resilience. I believe that processes such as awareness, attention, emotion regulation, compassion, a growth mindset, and positivity are trainable life skills and research backs this.
You might be here because you want to parent differently than your own parents, or you want to fine-tune and sharpen your parenting skills. Perhaps you work with children or youth and can see the disconnect and anxiety many of our children and youth are experiencing. I offer evidence-based programs to help.
Or maybe you already know a little about mindfulness but want to become more mindful in your parenting approach and have your children learn these vital skills in a safe & supportive environment. You might want to find more joy in your parenting and learn to respond rather than react.
You might have a good sense of where your parenting values are coming from but want the skills for your family to be more present with each other and approach life with positivity and a growth mindset.
Or finally, you are planning on having a family and want to get those healthy habits started now so you are able to role model from a positive and healthy place. Whatever your situation you are in the right place.
We all start our parenting journey with the very best of intentions and dreams but it doesn’t always work out the way we intended. Life pushes and pulls us off track, we face challenges, lose our cool, say and do things that we regret and feel guilty for afterward. Understanding that our brains operate on default under pressure is vital and how we draw on our own emotional history during these times can help us adjust those feelings of shame. Applying liberal doses of self-compassion and finding that space between reacting and responding is such a gift.
All workshops for children and youth aim to teach simple accessible tools available for use anywhere. They equip participants with tools to help understand themselves better and manage their own emotions using positive coping strategies.
They learn about positive and negative self-talk and how this impacts on their day to day life, stress levels, and anxiety. The workshops build connections with their peers and assists to normalise any issues the child or young person may be facing, this, in turn, reduces feelings of isolation and helps their sense of well being.
The tools and strategies learned in both the workshops & individual programs can help with focus and concentration, behavioural difficulties and reduce anxiety and bullying. Learning these skills can help to counter the harmful effects of the constant flow of negative messages from social media, news and societal pressure.
My true passion is to help people to thrive. My greatest desire is to help others re-frame and re-imagine life full of hope and possibility. I have worked around and in the community sector and seen a lot of suffering in women, parents, and children. I aim to reduce this suffering through my work.
Children are our future and we as parents have such an important job in raising them. I believe living mindfully and self compassionately is invaluable in our job as parents and just good human beings.
I am also passionate in my support of women to live empowered authentic lives stepping out of the confines society and gender stereotypes have kept them in. I hold a special place in my heart for women who have suffered trauma and offer a safe and gentle space for those women who would like me to walk alongside them out of the shadows and into the light.
I believe wholeheartedly in community and connection and understand how these are vital for us all to thrive. I am passionate about delivering from a trauma-informed perspective and am accredited in all the courses I offer and love how they offer tools to help us build that connection first with ourselves, our values, our families and how in turn this will facilitate a warmer more inclusive community in the future.
I am so excited to have you here.
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