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Hello, I’m Susan Collini

Accredited Mindfulness Teacher and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Pathways to wellbeing

How I can help you

If you’re looking for a way to feel better in yourself, but don’t know quite how, then learning about Mindfulness could really help.

I can support you to learn how to notice more about what’s actually going on in your life, how it’s affecting you and what you can do do improve your life experience.

If appropriate, I can also introduce you to Hynpnotherapy techniques to target specific difficulties you are experiencing.

I can also introduce you to Nature Connection practices that can be really beneficial to tackling persistent low mood, stress and anxiety.
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Valuable 'Me time'

Practicing Mindfulness is soothing, nurturing, restorative and also energising – a wonderful wellbeing combination.

Boost your positivity

Learning Mindfulness is like massaging the brain to help you see options for living life positively, more of the time.

Build greater resilience

Mindfulness can strengthen your ability to cope and respond wisely to challenging life experiences.

What Is Mindfulness

A way of tuning attention towards greater awareness of how the mind works and informs the way life is experienced.
Practicing Mindfulness also helps with learning to stand back from thoughts and emotions, rather than getting caught up in them, providing opportunity for wiser responses.

How Mindfulness works

Mindfulness can help calm the mind, reducing ruminating thought habits about things in the past and anxieties about the future. Mindfulness training is not about analysing what’s gone on in the past that might have contributed to the way you are now, rather about learning to embrace living life truly as it is right now, in the ‘present moment’.

How will I know Mindfulness is working for me?

If you embark on learning any new skill you’ll know you have to allow time to get to a point where you can assess how well you are doing. With Mindfulness, indicators of success may be quite subtle to begin with. Maybe you notice your irritation levels reduce, maybe you sleep longer at night, maybe you find you’re not worrying quite so much about what might happen or what did happen. Mindfulness doesn’t seek to change you, just make you more aware by teaching you to notice more about what’s going on ‘right now’.

How does Mindfulness improve wellbeing?

Learning to be more mindful in day to day life makes it easier to enjoy the small pleasures in life rather than waiting for the bigger moments that may not arrive. Through learning to focus more on the present moment more it reduces tendencies  to get caught up in worries about the future or what went on in the past. It is also possible to beome less preoccupied with concerns about how you are seen by others and can help build self esteem and confidence. 

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How Mindfulness improves physical health.

Scientists have discovered that practicing Mindfulness on a regular basis can help improve physical health in a number of ways. Reduction in anxiety and stress levels, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, combatting type 2 diabetes and heart disease, reducing chronic pain and gut issues are just some of the proven wellbeing benefits Mindfulness can deliver.

How does Mindfulness benefit Mental Health?

Mindfulness practice is considered by many as a valuable practice for health of the mind as brushing of teeth is for health of the body.

Mindfulness meditation is used as an important element in the treatment of a range of mental health related issues including anxiety, mild to moderate depression, drug abuse, eating disorders and body image related issues.

What's needed to be successful at Mindfulness?

To experience wellbeing benefits through practicing Mindfulness requires cultivation of intention to engage with regular pratice. “…as if your life depended on it” (Jon Kabat-Zinn).

It is also recomended that you work with a qualified teacher/guide to walk along with you on your mindfulness journey, guiding you on the right path that will keep you safe and within your ‘window of tolerance’.

How long should I practice Mindfulness each day?

Wellbeing benefits from mindfulness meditation is directly linked to the regularity of practice. Regular short practices are a better model to establish initially, rather than a longer practice just every now and then or just when you think you need it.

Cultivating regular Meditation practice in your life, so that it becomes a habit you’d miss if you didn’t do it, is the route to cultivate to maximise benefit.

 

Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy options

4 session training courses

Delivered online via zoom, Level 1, 2 and 3 are 4-week blocks of sessions that provide mindfulness techniques to support you to engage with life with greater equanimity (calmness and composure).

Level 1 sessions are of 30 minutes duration and provide simple Mindfulness techniques to help you deal with stressful points in your daily life. 

Level 2 and 3 are of 60 minutes duration and teach more advanced Mindfulness techniques, providing each student with access to online resources and bespoke meditation recordings to practice with in-between sessions.

Nature Connection

These monthly sessionse are run at a beautiful, tranquil woodland in East Northants and also online (but not at the same time!)

This route is especially beneficial to people who find it very hard to focus and relax and have possibly ‘failed’ when engaging with Mindfulness in the past.

Connecting with nature has been scientifically proven to benefit physical relaxationa, mental restoration and emotional rebalancing. Taking time to immerse yourself in nature is akin to spending time at a Spa. I even provide nature immersion experiences, including Forest Bathing inspired activities (no swimming costume required). 

Hypnotherapy

If you don’t understand anything or very little about Hypnotherapy then let me put your mind at rest (actually that’s a good description of what I’d help you to do!)

Engaging with Hypnotherapy is about allowing the volume of your conscious mind to turn down (all that incessant chatter in your head), allowing you (not me) to make helpful suggestions to your subconscious that can help you engage with life in a way that nourishes rather than depletes you (I hope that brief explanation makes sense?)

Depending on the issue for which you seek a solution, hypnotherapy sessions can deliver benefit after only one session, making it a useful option to consider.

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About Me

Finding out about how I can best support each individual’s wellbeing is something that never ceases to deliver job satisfaction.

People seek out Mindfulness for a variety of reasons and the fist step is to fully understand what outcome you are seeking. Mindfulness may hold the key to the solution you are seeking, or a combination of Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and even Bushcraft could end up being you chosen path to follow. There is no one-way, no right or wrong way, rather the way you feel is right for you.

As well as an Accredited Mindfulness Teacher I’m a qualified Hypnotherapist, Teacher, Forest School Leader and Social Forester. I also teach a National Qualification for professionals to run wellbeing sessions in nature environments.

Testimonials

“I’ve found that practicing Mindfulness can really help to stop me feeling all over the place.”

“I’m finding I can cope better with low days since I’ve done this course.”

“I now find it easier to give myself time to think of myself and identify my feelings, even during a busy day and I feel so much better for it.”