Our Story “I have dedicated this later part of my life to better understanding the reasons why I suffered from anxiety and depression for so long, without my body and mind naturally healing itself like it does for every other injury or illness that I sustained.
Realisation that these illnesses were merely a pointer, that they were a guide of my own personal self discovery. I had hidden behind the bullshit that had been shovelled to me by the society we live in as well as some regrettable life choices. This constant need to be better, not being happy with who I am was the cause of my anxiety & depression. I used to believe . . . That I was alone in this battle, that no one else was like me, that all I was doing was hurting people, that what the media and advertising was telling me was truth… That I am not enough, that I need more things to make me happy…
Realisation of this ‘I/ME’ that we all hide behind was this bullshit talking directly into my thoughts… This ‘I’ was keeping me separate, locked in the belief that if I worked hard and smiled to hide the pain, that it all eventually goes away.
What unearthed on this journey was that self love, compassion and acceptance is the most important thing to us all. It is what we need to practice to truly help others.
We have just got a little confused, a little lost, a little side tracked. Its time to wake up… ”
Our Story I am an ex-commercial banker that decided it was time to better understand my mind, the way it reacts to situations. The inability to regulate my thoughts and the habitual loop of negativity I found myself stuck in for many years.
I have had the opportunity to sit and learn from some of the worlds most well regarded mindfulness teachers.
I fell into meditation and mindfulness as I had a mind that always seem to worry, plan and plot about a plethora of potential future events, always associating everything with past issues. It meant I never actually enjoyed the present moment.
I always wondered why random thoughts arose at random times, even on days where everything was amazing, it could without any warning literally take my breath away and put me in a deep hole of confusion.
The practise taught me to step back from situations, understanding where my emotions were bubbling from, and releasing thoughts that seemingly arose from nowhere. I battled with anxiety & depression for a long a period of my life, with realisation being, I am in a battle with my negative, and I am battling them with more negative thoughts. I am merely fueling this flame of negativity…
I have completed many courses over the years from some incredible meditation/mindfulness teachers and globally regarded mindfulness masters, from a range of secular and non-secular experiences. Through there wonderful teachings, the 100’s & 100’s of hours of investment into the practice, and the level of change I have seen in me, I wanted to start passing this amazing life tool onto others through a range of courses aimed at raising your confidence, compassion, calmness, resilience and of course mindfulness.
Meditation and mindfulness does not have to be just a tool for enlightenment or your “awakening”. Through my own experiences as well as those that are shared by attendees on my courses, it has some incredible side effects. It helps with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, studying for exams, pain and emotion along with many others.
As an accredited chartered manager and teacher/coach for business management I appreciate the need to hold a recognised accreditation. Before I started teaching I wanted to ensure I had the necessary skills and qualifications to be a meditation and mindfulness teacher aside from my several years of continued practice and study, so I went and studied with the British School of Meditation.
I am studying the 5 year Ngondro Immersion & Vajrayana studies through Tegrar and the teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche.
Our Story The greatest gift we can give to ourselves, to others and to humanity as a whole is LOVE.
Love free from religion, conditioning or anything that tries to impose any kind of power over us. Free love is love that starts within ourselves, love that opens our hearts to the energy all around us and our eyes to beauty that is everywhere and within everyone we meet.