Mindfulness + Kindness + Gratitude = Kindfulness
Mindfulness isn’t a one-size fits all solution. I believe that combining mindful practice with kindness and gratitude provides a more holistic approach to wellbeing, because Kindfulness requires both an inward and outward focus.
Practising kindfulness reminds you to be forgiving, compassionate and friendly (to yourself and others) whilst being mindful. This all results in finding more moments of gratitude in your day, and so the cycle continues.
My aim is to inspire, inform and educate, by throwing Kindfulness around like confetti!
In 2007 I was assaulted in a bar in my hometown. I suffered physical injuries, which took the best part of a year to recover from, but the psychological effects from the trauma shook me to my core and unbeknown to me at the time, they would be the gateway to starting a new path in my life. With hindsight, I believe in many ways, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. (It still feels bizarre to say that out loud!)
You can read more about my journey in my blog.
Having spent 15 years working as a manager in a global FMCG company and now as a teacher, I strongly believe that mental wellbeing should be included within the agendas of corporate businesses and schools.
My workshops or one to one sessions offer a practical introduction to Kindfulness, with options to delve in to topics such as; conscious kindness & gratitude, dealing with negative emotions, everyday Kindfulness for wellbeing, in education, the workplace and more.
The content is informative, interactive and engaging and includes discussions, practical activities, movement and meditations, as well as a summary of the scientific research that supports it. Sessions can be tailored to specific needs and time available.
I am also qualified to teach the globally recognised 8week (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, as well as yoga classes for adults, families and children.
As well as Kindfulness workshops, I am also available to run sessions at retreat locations, where we can collaborate to include yoga, hiking or creative classes into our practices.
I also run group meditation sessions/classes.
"I learned so much during the session and have found her techniques useful in my day-to-day life. I’ve also passed on this information to family and friends. Thank you Melissa!"
"Her materials and explanations were clear, and her warmth and northern charm makes this subject relevant even to those who might be skeptical of the magical powers of kindfulness!"
"The session was absolutely spot on: personal, accessible and common sense...It opened up our minds to new things and new approaches for a calmer and hopefully happier work and home life in general. It was truly inspirational."
"One of the most important things that I learnt was how to control anger - as a quite impulsive person I hope it could be a life changer in the future...Thanks Melissa! I feel really inspired and I'm looking forward to more sessions. You're amazing!"
If you have any questions, would like to book a session, or simply to find out more, please get in touch by filling in this contact form.