Wellbeing and Harm-Reduction Specialist
Located in Glasgow, I am here to provide training, consultancy and mindfulness programmes to improve wellbeing and reduce harm. I offer a wide array of services to support the creation of compassionate communities and systems.
The road so far...
I began my work in education as a teacher of English where I shared my love of stories. What happened was I became struck by the power of narratives to shape our lives, cultures and realities. I began my work in wellbeing and harm-reduction as Principal teacher of a residential school where I learned that the practice of awareness, language of kindness and narrative of hope changed our experiences of teaching and caring and changed the experience of our young people.
In all of my roles, as Teacher, as Wellbeing and Harm-Reduction Advisor for Quarriers, Learning Advisor at BBC and Creative Director at Youth Mindfulness I have been committed to supporting communities to grow environments and systems where compassion, awareness and wellbeing can flourish. Everything you need is already in you. I'm just passionate about helping you realise it.
"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty."
Youth Mindfulness Kid's Programme for 7-11 year olds.
The SOMA programme for teens and young adults.
Mindfulness for Life 8 week course for adults.
Mindful Parent/Carer 6 week course
The Acorns programme for nursery children and staff
Bespoke programmes for groups in a variety of contexts such as, education, sport, social care, criminal justice or health.
The Compassionate System: a series of workshops designed to grow systems of compassion, courage and change.
CALM Presence, a two day mindfulness and compassion training for people facing behaviours that challenge them or supporting people who experience distress
Mindful Parent and Carer Training returning in November 2020 in collaboration with Mindfulness Connected Learning
One to One support
I offer responsive and reflective support, mentoring and supervision face to face and over Skype, Zoom or Facebook for teachers, mindfulness teachers and practitioners.
I believe in creating a system with those I work with that feels safe and supportive allowing you to access your own wisdom.