Dan personified, radiated and encouraged the compassion, acceptance and respectfulness synonomous with mindfulness.
He is approachable and succeeded, in my view, in making mindfulness accessible to those of us looking for an introduction and shone a guiding light on the way we might realistically make mindfulness part of lives.
Dan is a fantastic teacher, he’s very warm and puts people at ease, I have done a few mindfulness courses through the years and his teaching is head and shoulders above them. He explains everything in simple terms, and he is always happy to answer questions. Plus enthusiasm is very infectious
The course went really well for me. My confidence has grown in both areas and I feel really motivated to keep going, as I really believe now that this can help me.
Dan is a really gifted meditation teacher, and he has a natural ability to guide you through the meditation and explain the concept of mindfulness and meditation with a very experienced and transparent outlook. I have a much clearer understanding of both mindulness and meditation and feel I have learnt the tools to help me practice more regularly. I am particular grateful for having all the guided meditations recorded and available for when I need them.
Thank you, your words and wisdom are invaluable.
I have become slower…. that’s good! I work and think at a very fast pace and its unproductive and affects my sleep (or lack of) and my ability to concentrate on one thing at a time. Also my relationships with my kids have become less snappy and more meaningful conversations are taking place!
He has excellent pace, good use of pause. Cover a great deal of information in an appropriate detail.
He has a way of making everyone feel welcome, important and included. Its very personal, despite being in a group.
He sets the bounderies and the learning environment in a nice way to ensure everyone is protected and at ease to speak and be involved. His stories are great! the examples are really good that puts the things he is saying in context!
The course was amazing! I have seen so many positive changes over the last couple of weeks. I am practicing both the formal and informal forms of meditation and mindfulness and I am so much happier, confident and calmer.
Dan was amazing. He is a very down to earth guy and his non judgemental approach instantly made me feel comfortable and relaxed in the class. I couldn’t recommend Dan enough and I am truely grateful for him opening my eyes to this practise.
The course was an incredible experience from the first week until the last. I was really amazed by how open and friendly the group were and how Dan helped everyone interact with one another. To me compassion is not only loving everyone (including myself) but being aware of everyones emotions and suffering, that we all suffer together and that we need to be reminded it is okay.
Dan is very good at engaging the class, always asking open questions but not forcing them upon people who may not want to speak. His laid back peaceful persona allows me to relax as soon as I sit down for sessions.
Dan is such a warm and calming human being. He made me feel at ease and very comfortable. He is a great teacher and would love to learn a lot more from him.
The course helped me extremely in my busy life. It brought back the importance that my time and presence is and how important it is to truly stop in our busy lives. I’m sleeping better and much calmer my stress and anxiety that comes with my job role has felt more manageable. Dan is amazing and will definitely continue with him.
Daniel has helped me immensely in a very short period of time. I meditate daily now and my quality of life has improved dramatically thanks to his wonderful advice and guidance. He has definitely inspired me and I have fallen in love with mindfulness and meditation.
Daniel is calm, gentle, open, approachable and most importantly has a wonderful sense of humour and doesn’t take himself too seriously. He made me feel so welcome and comfortable and I will definitely be attending as many of his courses as possible.
Dan made it the most beautiful peaceful and with a lovely bit of humour and cannot praise Dan enough; everyone needs a Dan in their life.
It has changed my way of thinking and now enjoy meditating every day
Dans very easy going and welcoming. He provided everyone the chance to share their experiences and insights. He genuinely seemed to care about his students and wa salways there to speak to. He’s just a good guy spreading the love.
My ability to meditate and be mindful has grown, was a great insight into the practise and something i will continue to use.
I have experienced a noticeable reduction in stress, a feeling of more compassion for myself and others, and a steady improvement in my sleep. I will definitely continue with the mindfulness and meditation practices that I that have learnt and continue to practice and incorporate them into my daily life. This course is the beginning of my journey to get back in touch with myself, and I intend to return for further courses to improve and continue my practice. In particular the Metta for self meditation really struck a cord with me as it made me realize how hard on myself I am and that compassion is at the heart of everything which is something that I had lost sight of in the stresses of everyday life.
Dan is good at explaining things in laymen’s terms. His relaxed and open approach put me at ease so I could focus in the sessions without feeling judged. It is clear that Dan is passionate about what he does and wants to help people improve their lives by teaching them these mindfulness and meditation practices.
For me this course was life changing.
He is an amazing teacher. I had very specific questions and he was very helpful . It was an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend.
I was brand new to meditation before taking this course and I have to say I have really enjoyed it. From a beginner’s perspective my understanding of meditation and mindfulness has grown and it has encouraged me to continue practising beyond the course.
He is very personable, funny, makes you feel at ease. I felt very supported during the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I am really starting to stop and be in the moment much more than I used to be – enjoying experiences and times without thinking about what happens next. I have also learned to stop before reacting – taking time to think about how my reaction will make me or others feel – that has been very powerful for me.
Dan was a brilliant teacher – approachable friendly and extremely nice. He included us all, we were never made to feel that we had failed and his fun sense of humour made the sessions really enjoyable as well as a great learning experience I wouldn’t change anything about the course and can’t wait to go on another of Dans courses in September
I wanted to say thank you so much and I’ve found the whole course extremely beneficial. The things that have changed for me are that I no longer walk the dogs, drive, shop etc. on auto pilot, I’m noticing everything around me, I’m less judgmental on myself and that’s definitely having a knock on effect with the way I treat other people.
I feel calmer and I’ve not had one incident of “road rage” in the past month or so! I’ve also been saying or doing at least 1 nice thing a day for somebody else, and people have commented on how much happier/calmer I seem so it appears that you’ve performed a miracle!!
The foundation course has helped me a lot with anxiety related issues – I think having Dan as my teacher has also helped tremendously which is why I have already signed up to another course as want to carry on with the practice.
I think Dan is an amazing teacher with so much empathy and kindness – he provides great guidance and patience and everyone I know who has been to his classes say the same and go on to recommend his classes to others.
Dan was excellent in providing a range of tools and techniques to be fully present and was very supportive when we discussed challenges we were experiencing with the formal practice. Dan was very welcoming, happy to be approached with questions and was accepting of us in our journey to being able to capture the moment.
Dan was amazing, I couldn’t think of anyway he could support the course attenders more. I would (and already have) recommend this course to anyone wanting to develop their learning and experience in mindfulness.
I have loved Dan’s honest and open approach to meditation. His genuine empathy and his efforts to send weekly email and especially the daily email meditation task reminder. It has helped jog me into more mindful thinking.
His strengths are his empathy, decisive, honesty , genuine , good at running a class and makes you feel comfortable enough to speak. Timekeeping was not an issue for me in any way whatsoever but Dan did run over most weeks (prefer this to finishing early )
I have been much calmer since the course and more mindful. Also gave me discipline to conduct formal meditations.
Very approachable and personable.
What changes have I seen? Compassion 🙂
He is truly amazing at what he does and I recommend he continues just as he is doing .
As with all of the other courses I have attended of Dan’s, Exploration of Self, taught me new things about myself, more tools and techniques of mindfullness and meditation and also tought me some valuable listening skills as we discussed sensitive subjects as a group.
Dan is real and authentic. He shares his own experiences freely, good and bad and Dan creates a safe environment where people feel free to share personal feelings. As a teacher he is engaging and extremely knowledgeable and is always around to answer all your questions.
I am finding that I am able to clear my mind easier than before and love to meditate.
I have found the informal practises really useful and find that I am naturally using these practises in times of anxiety, stress or annoyance and they have helped a lot
Dan is a really brilliant teacher who brings humour and warmth to his classes. He accepts everyone just as they are, listens to all and offers support to the class constantly.
I miss the courses when they finish – I will be back for another one!
I found the course insightful, uplifting, relaxing enjoyable and overall an amazing experience. I am much more likely to stop and think before acting, I feel a lot calmer and able to deal with my emotions. I enjoy the moment so much more, I am not searching for anything else I am present and engaged in my life rather then being locked up in my mind.
The course was well organised and delivered in a wonderful way! Dan has the most amazing humour and never takes himself to seriously which I loved! You can see he really Cares about what he does and this emanates in his classes! Overall just a wonderful human being who has time for others and has a genuine want to help! I felt so relaxed in the classes and after, dan has the most amazing time of voice! He had made me less judgemental of myself and others. Cannot thank him enough
This course has been amazing, it has given me tools to deal with life’s stresses and situations on a daily basis, as well helping me deal with the emotions of loss and acceptance of letting go.. it has helped me recognise being in the moment and appreciating it fully
Dan always makes everyone feel very welcome and is a very friendly, compassionate and inspiring person/teacher
The course was great. It has really helped me to manage anxiety. Doing the meditations regularly (which are sent and available on Dropbox) has really led to a noticeable difference.
Dan is very soothing and calming and I love the way he uses his personal experiences to help us during the sessions. The last meditation we did this evening was extremely powerful and moving, thank you Dan!
For me the course has allowed me to put the brakes on my emotions, giving opportunity to focus on just being, creating headspace that gives me that precious gift of reflection.
Daniel is a hugely engaging teacher – from the fist minute to the end he has the great balance of sharing his knowledge and experience but making it digestible and relevant to the audience. Certainly inspired me to not only complete the course but also to continue to practise.
This course has allowed me to move forward in a deeply personal way. It has helped me look more at suffering and the ego. My mindfulness has improved and my confidence is growing steadily. I feel the course has given me a lot of self compassion.
Dan is down to earth and very practical in his approach. He allows much discussion which helps the groups be comfortable with each other and to bond. His meditations are very good.
I feel I progressed through the course at my own pace. I have noticed subtle changes along the way, mainly my ability to be with my own silence more at ease.
Daniel’s sense of calm really helped me to gain a sense of calm when in the class . He is also extremely accepting and non- judgemental which creates an ideal Environment for his students to practise self acceptance
Crazy how 6 weeks can change your mindset! Certainly will be returning!
I feel more confident and comfortable about sharing my thoughts and ideas with group members. I’ve also found I’m aware of when I’m not being compassionate and when I can improve this.
Dan is supportive and caring to the participants on his course. He genuinely seems to care how they are and wants them to get the best out of the course and themselves.
I truly enjoyed the course, I have adopted a mindfulness practice and enjoyed both the formal and informal practises which made me think a lot about many given situations
Daniel was a very accessible teacher, he was very calming, made the class very informative and also a bit of fun
I’d practiced meditation in the past using an app called Headspace but I found it a little repetitive and it always seemed like homework. Daniel made us aware of the variety of different meditations available. I enjoyed doing mediations in a group and sharing our experiences and the discussions in between mediations.
Daniel is really easy to relate to, and when talks about his own experiences this is particularly motivating. I think this is because he is open about the struggles he has experienced getting to where he is, but you can also she how meditation has benefited him.
I have a generalised anxiety order which I receive help in understanding and living with from a very forward thinking Psychologist. She has always wanted me to try Mindfulness and with Dan’s help the meditations are assisting to quieten down the negative voice that helped me feel crap about myself and it has given me a confidence on how I now have other ways to deal with my anxiety. For example I get severe claustrophobia to the extent that I could not close the toilet door at work but now I can close and lock the door as I know that if I have my phone with me I can listen to Dan’s meditations and that makes me relax. It has also made me realise that what I was actually afraid of was being trapped in a confined space with my thoughts but with meditation my head seems clearer and open to opportunity – thank you
Dan’s strengths are the fact that he is real. Everything he is teaching us comes from the heart and he has experienced personally. It really helped me to learn that some days he has anxious days. His honesty has given me courage.
Thank you for an amazing course, it has opened my eyes to some of the things I have been missing at home and has already made a huge difference to me and my family.
Dan is able to relate to a diverse group of people and has many ways to explain and discuss meditation and mindfulness. Makes everyone feel comfortable. He laughs and doesn’t take himself too seriously. Weaknesses – time keeping, but wouldn’t want it any other way!
Really enjoyable course. I now have more confidence to sit with no expectation. And really understood the importance to practice.
My mind has been so much more calmer. I have had only one set back in the 5 weeks I have attended and love how I now have some really effective tools to help me
Daniel is calm, easy to relate to and open up to and passionate about helping people. I feel quite gutted the 5 weeks are over so quickly!!
I was apprehensive to begin with but Daniel made everyone feel very much at ease. I have taken on board what I have been learning on the course and am trying to incorporate the information into my daily life. I am finding it very useful.
Daniel was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable and at ease. He is very passionate about his work and I feel his enthusiasm spills over onto to his pupils
We both thoroughly enjoyed the course, we find the stop and breath has been very useful in our daily lives.
We found Daniels main strength is the way he delivers and covers the topic of mindfulness and meditation. The tone of his voice is ideal very suitable for these courses.
I have tried to do a meditation a day, be it a short one or a longer one. I try to do some breathing if I am somewhere I can.
Daniel is very calm, has a wonderful soothing voice that encourages serenity. People have commented on how I seem and look calmer, so he must have passed on some of this in class. Am very pleased Macmillan suggested this class to me and I hope to do another.
I started with no experience of mediation/mindfulness and am now using it every day. I am finding it really helping with getting off to sleep at night. I think it’s helping me at work too and seems to make decision making easier and helps focus the mind during particularly hectic days.
Daniel is a good coach, he is welcoming and approachable and explains the meditations in a way that is easy to understand and follow. The daily emails were very helpful too. I will miss these…
I have in just 5 weeks developed alternative mechanisms for coping with stress and anxiety.
Dan is completely passionate about mindfulness but without being forceful. Dan totally accepts that some things will work and others won’t. He totally respects people and how they feel and doesn’t go into personal situations of why people are attending the course. Dan’s calming influence over the class definitely rubbed off leaving all participants feeling relaxed at the end of the session.
I enjoyed the course a lot and has given me lots of tips to help me discipline myself with the practice. I am already noticing changes in my day to day awareness but I know I will struggle disciplining myself to do the meditations but I will try!
Dan was very personable, approachable and showed a lot of passion for the subject of mindfulness. I found him relatable too, as well as sincere and no pretentiousness which is a preconceived idea I have about some people that practice some of the more spiritual treatments, albeit this is potentially a bit unfair!
I found the course really interesting and Dan is calm & hilarious at the same time. The combination really works.
This is a first for me so I am very much at the beginning of this but definitely have skills now to work with.
He is friendly, approachable, knoweldgable, calm and hilarious! His voice is fab when you are trying to focus and relax
I have definitely grown in confidence & including the practice into my daily routine on a more regular basis, it has given me the motivation to keep going on my own
Dan is a great teacher, he explains everything well, is relaxed & engaging. He has motivated me to ensure I practice outside the class, yet is supportive if you have had trouble in doing so. Highly recommend his courses.
I loved this course, and I have signed up for the follow up. I suffer anxiety issues from time to time, and I have found the course invaluable. I can’t believe how calm it has enabled me to be and non judgemental.
I think Dan is a fantastic teacher, he has a very calm way about him, whilst remaining professional, he makes you feel as if you have known him ages. His strengths were is patience, always there if you need him, and I find his meditations really good. I can’t think of any weaknesses. This is the first time I have studies Mindfulness, and wish I had discovered it years ago.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and haven’t done any meditation or mindfulness previously. I now feel able to stop and take time out for myself without feeling guilty.
Dan was a great teacher. He is kind and very approachable and a ‘genuine lovely guy’. He puts people at their ease with his calmness and makes you feel that you can achieve what you want to.
As a previous sceptic of meditation and mindfulness I decided to give it a try to help me push away the stresses of work/life and to help me deal with difficult situations. I guess I initially saw meditation as a bit of a “hippy” thing and considered it to be a last resort. However, in the short 5 weeks I’ve progressed to an average of 4 meditations a week, feel calmer in myself, as a result am sleeping better and more equipped to deal with difficult situations. I’ve learnt that it’s ok so be a bit stressed. And that it’s not just me. And that I can deal with things. Thanks dan!
Dan came across as a very friendly and approachable teacher. I was a bit sceptical about meditation and mindfulness initially but was put at ease initially via email (where he responded to some of my probably quite neurotic sounding questions!) and during all the classes. I would definetly attend dans classes again. Nothing felt forced and I wasn’t made to feel bad because I couldn’t quite get the practice initially.
It re-energised my practice of mindfulness and I loved the way we were reminded that there weren’t wrong things, and to be kind to ourselves.
Dan made me feel comfortable and encouraged his passion and enthusiasm are wonderful.
Great course with a very supportive teacher.
My confidence has grown, definitely going to sign up for the next course.
I found Dan to be open and friendly. Interested in how his students were doing. Enthusiastic which encourages those of us struggling to practice. Dan discloses his own struggles to mediate at the beginning.again it reassures those of finding it challenging. Happy to share his knowledge. Lovely class, great teacher. If you unsure if its right for you, Dan happy to talk it through.
It gave me a great insight in to meditation and mindfulness and gave me a great start to build on whilst exploring meditation
He is calm, inspiring, explains his subject well in a way that is easy to follow and encourages self practice with handy hints, tips and tasks to follow at home. He made me feel at ease, motivated and calm
Daniel has a gift to put people at ease and see the positives in Mindfulness. The course has made available skills to use to improve my life. My confidence grew with each session.
Dan was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and other related matters. Dan is very personable and makes you feel you can ask any question to him or in a group without feeling embarrassed.
The information was delivered by Dan in a clear and concise manner and definitely from the heart. I cannot think of any weaknesses – Dan is a great teacher!!
I really enjoyed the course. Dan showed us lots of different strategies which have been really helpful, I am now regularly practicing my meditation which I am so happy about.
Dan always has time to answer questions or to talk things through with you, he is really kind and compassionate and is so passionate about what he teaches. He’s a fantastic teacher! I can’t thank him enough!
It has helped, me I am calmer and am now beginning to understand that “Me” time each day is a necessity. Meditation gives me that “Me” time. So Thank you
He was very complementary about our commitment, and very keen to support us all, asking us to email him if we had any problems/issues. His encouragement is very rare in today’s world, so I would definitely recommend him to others. So I am happy to share these comments with others if required.