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I’m Susan Collini

Accredited Mindfulness Now Teacher

Pathways to wellbeing with Mindfulness

For you

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

Mindfulness can gently help you notice more about what’s going on in your life and how it’s affecting you without seeking to tell you to change anything. The option to change anything is entirely down to you.

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.

 

Learning options

4 week training course

Weekly group meetings of 60 minutes duration, exploring meditations and techniques for helping you engage with life with greater equanimity and wisdom.

Bespoke meditation recordings are provided to support your practice in-between sessions. There is also an online  student learning resource containing documents to download, designed to support your Mindfulness training as you proceed through the course.

£120/course

6 week resilience building course

Weekly group meetings to explore various Mindfuness techniques for helping build resilience. Mindfulness can help ease your suffering whether the challenging life situations you’re facing are related to mental, emotional or physical pain.

Each session builds on the one previous, helping you gain confidence in using a suite of exercises and meditations that you can us to help establish a Mindfulness way of life that delivers greater positivity, motivation and ability to cope.

£150/course

1:1 bespoke sessions

This option provides a uniquely personalised Mindfulness wellbeing pathway, with greater flexibility to respond to individual needs of preferred learning style and pace.

Bespoke meditation recordings are provided to work with in-between sessions, alsong with online resources to encourage the establishment of a regular meditation practice.

£75/hour

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About Me

Finding out about how I can best support your Mindfulness journey is something that gives me a lot of job satisfaction.

People come to Mindfulness for a reason and there is generally a wellbeing pathway that can be put in place to benefit their general sense of wellbeing.

As well as an accreidted Mindfulness Teacher I’m an experienced Wellbeing practitioner specialising in teaching professionals to run wellbeing sessions in nature environments. I’m also qualified as a Teacher, Forest School Leader and Social Forester.

 

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.”