Mindfulness and Coaching: As a trained teacher, mindfulness teacher and a qualified coach I work with businesses, schools and individuals to support their mental health and wellbeing initiatives as well as their personal and professional development requirements.
Organisations I’ve worked with include: Taylor Wimpey and The Open Society Foundation as well as speaking at festivals and events such as BETT and The Festival of Education. To date I’ve trained over 700 individuals, most attending the six-week mindfulness course I deliver.
Mindfulness is best defined as “… paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat Zinn)
Mindfulness courses provide a mixture of psychological education and both informal and formal practices (meditations) which help people to become more resilient individuals who can deal better with life’s ups and downs.
As a trained Workplace Mindfulness (CMI recognised) teacher I have seen first-hand how the practice of mindfulness in the workplace can help people. It’s been proven to have positive impacts on: stress, anxiety and low mood; attention and focus; cognitive flexibility; working memory; concentration; listening skills and productivity.
The results of a cohort of 100 people doing my six week mindfulness course at Pearson show an average of
• a 41% drop in anxiety
• a 22% drop in stress and
• a 23% increase in attention
in their self-reported data before and after the course.
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has a great set of academic articles showing the efficacy of mindfulness.To find out more about the on-site Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy (MBCT) courses I offer click here
Coaching is a form of professional and/or personal development in which the coach supports a client or learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by using tools and techniques based around open-ended non-directive questions.
The benefits of coaching are manifold; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).
I am an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 5 Qualified Coach and have experience both with coaching professionals within business settings and working with individuals on their own personal development goals.
MIndfulness and Coaching can be done in your workplace or at a mutually convenient location. To find out more about how mindfulness and coaching could help in your business or educational setting click here