My journey to becoming a Mindfulness & Meditation coach began in 2006. I was working as an actress and had launched my own children’s theatre and entertainment company. I was busy; I managed the team, attended events and ran the administration side of the business whilst also still going to auditions and trying to find stability within the acting world. I was having fun, making money, learning lots and generally living a great life BUT soon the cracks to started to show. I felt constantly under pressure and had no real support systems in place. Acting can be a tough industry and the instability of cash flow with difficult.
Although my business was doing well I started to burn out, my emotions became unpredictable, I had constant insomnia, my immune system was weak and I battled with my self-esteem. In 2008 I decided to make some changes. I enrolled on a 3 month personal development course (The Artists Way) that was challenging but life changing and I started to implement kindness, routine and gratitude into my everyday life alongside some gentle mindfulness practises. I found my health and mental well-being started to become more stable by making time for self-awareness and meditation.
In 2010 and 2014 my children came along and I found this hugely demanding. I was not prepared for the hard work involved with having a baby or the impact of sleep deprivation. I slipped into old habits which meant my health started to suffer so I became even more determined to implement my mindful way of living. I read book after book, became obsessed with online material and went to a weekly meditation class. My eyes were opened again and my mind became alive at the possibilities that lay ahead. I became more grounded and better equipped to deal with whatever life threw at me. I continued my practise and started to strive. I felt happier than ever before and I gained a greater understanding of who I was and how I was connected to myself and others.
In January 2017, I decided to take the next step and following some formal training and obtaining my SMART Diploma & then quickly trained in my Reiki Level Two. I set up Leap Mindfulness and immediately was taken on as a Freelance Coach with Learning Performance, proving workshops within the education sector. There I received more training around Growth Mindset and Meta-Cogitation. From there Leap Mindfulness has continued to grow. My aim is to give people simple tools which they can use to enhance their body and mind connection and allow them to live a more fulfilled life with reduced stress and increased happiness. With the use of several tools I can offer a bespoke service to each client, allowing them to choose the tools that feel right for them. Having a background in performing arts also allows me to coach on public speaking, confidence and stage fright.
I am still currently working with Learning Performance. I runweekend retreats each year, working closely with with Yoga teacher Carolyn Thompson and with Denise Richardson of Holistic Happiness. I lead meditation groups and one-2-one workshops as a meditation and mindfulness coach on a weekly basis.
I currently draw my inspirations from Shamanic practices, energy work and journeying meditations. Meditation, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Reiki, Intuitive Work, the Law of Attraction, Card Guidance and Journeying Meditation are my key areas of expertise. I love to follow Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Abraham Hicks, Jim Kwik Even Carmichael, Louise Hay and Mel Robbins to name a few.