I am a mindfulness and drama teacher, and I am experienced at working with children and adults from a range of backgrounds.
Mindful Academy Solterreno TT1 graduate.
I initially worked as a theatre director before moving into education. I studied Dramatherapy and also worked with children with special needs. I trained with MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) to teach their ‘.b’ mindfulness course for 11-18 year olds and I am fortunate to work in a school where mindfulness is on the curriculum. I currently teach several classes a week to both students and staff. I also run Mindful Surrey, offering mindfulness workshops and courses to individuals, schools and businesses. At present these are based on the core mindfulness practices and I intend to start leading MBSR courses in October 2019.
In my early career in London, besides working in the theatre and drama schools, I facilitated self-development courses. I learned about human behaviour and ideas that are central to mindfulness as it is presented today. Understanding the importance of the present moment and that I was ‘not my thoughts’ was very liberating. I discovered ‘modern’ mindfulness in 2012 when I took my first MBSR course. I found this profoundly useful and I have been meditating regularly ever since. I trained to teach the core mindfulness practices at The Mindful Academy Solterreno in 2018 and I will shortly complete TT2.
Making a difference to others has always been important to me, whether this be through using drama to contribute to young people or through sharing the gift of mindfulness.