I am off on a weeks residential retreat to complete my Advanced Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training
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I often get asked to help young people use mindfulness techniques to help them deal with the stress of tests and exams so have put together a new workshop focusing on this. I have seen first hand how some simple tools can be incredibly effective at helping create calm and clarity to enable optimum performance and am so excited to be launching the first of these on Monday 21st March. Do email me for more details
I have been finishing Mindfulness courses for this years students at Kingston Grammar School KGS and it has been a great time to reflect on all the work that has taken place during the process. It is fantastic to be associated with a wonderful school that places such importance on the welfare of it's pupils. It is brilliant that more of our young people are having access to Mindfulness. Returning to a school setting has been a personal challenge for me but one I am so grateful to have undertaken.
Ordinary diets don't work... unless we change our relationship to food we create a struggle within ourselves; The Mindful Life Diet starting 11th January is a whole new approach, something I have been working on for the last couple of years and am so exited to be ready to launch at last. Find out more and fill out a registration form here
Worry Workshop; Overcoming worry with Mindfulness. This workshop will take place on Monday 7th December 8-9pm at Vine Hall; Please email me to register for this or for further information
So wonderful to work with the team at Ovarian Cancer Action and get to meet the incredible 'Voices' who so great work in raising awareness and supporting others who have Ovarian cancer or families effected by it. A wonderful evening of mindfulness, sharing and support. Find out more about Ovarian Cancer Action here.
New Mindfulness for Weight-Loss Launched! Click here to find out more...
Feeling relaxed and motivated after a wonderful retreat with lovely Alexis at the Happiness Centre... contact me if you want further retreat recommendations.
What a fantastic week of training - all set to bring Mindfulness to teenagers...
23rd JULY 2015
Thank you to all who attended tonight's open-air meditation session in Bushy Park, what a beautiful evening! The next drop-in session is Monday 7th September at Vine Hall email me for more details
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APRIL 2015 UPDATE
I am undertaking my 'Mindfulness in Schools' training this summer so stay tuned for details of upcoming courses for teenagers and young people.
OCTOBER. 2014 UPDATE
I will be holding drop-in meditation meet ups for past students or those with some mindfulness meditation experience on Thursday 6th November and 8th January email me for more details.
SEPTEMBER. 2014 UPDATE
It's great to be back after a fantastic summer.
JULY. 2014 UPDATE
The final session together - meditating out in the beautiful gardens - what a great way to end a fantastic course with a remarkable group of people. Read feedback from course participants completing in July: read here
JUNE. 2014 UPDATE
Latest feedback from course participants completing in June. Thank you lovely people! read here
may. 2014 update
New September course dates released see here
APRIL. 2014 UPDATE
Thanks to all the participants on the March/April course, you have been a fantastic bunch - thank you so much for all of the wonderful feedback I've had through. For the latest testimonials see here
april. 2014 update
Following courses 2&3 of this year the next group course will start September 2014 dates TBC but to pre-register please email Frances
feb. 2014 update
Monthly Meditation Group for past participants.
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"I wondered how it could change my life in 6 weeks, doubted even, but am amazed at how it has." Angie
"Life changing! It has given me tools to deal with situations on a daily basis. I feel calmer, more centred and am noticing more of life. My head feels less full up." Jen
THIS Sunday Morning 3rd July: Open Air Morning Meditation, 9.30am - 10.30am; start your Sunday a wonderful way by joining me in Bushy Park's Woodland Gardens for this open drop-in session. Please arrive at around 9.15am so that we can be set up ready for a 9.30am first meditation. There is a car park at the Pheasentry Cafe, go through the gate by the cafe and I will be situated out on the green directly opposite the cafe. This session is open to all with basic mindfulness experience, so there will be slightly more guidance than the session the following night (see further down page), please feel free to bring along any interested friends or family. £10 drop in fee, it is really helpful if you let me know you can attend, but drop-ins also welcome on the day.
Also Sunday 3rd July: I am part of Mojo Boost, a Wellness Day Event, 2pm-7.15pm At this event I will be doing a session on the central principles of mindfulness which serves as a great introduction or refresher, we will be meditating too and it will be wonderful to be followed by sound meditation from London based music producer Fabio Garces: ‘Sonic Enchantment’. This inspired and deeply moving live musical and multi-media experience merges old and new world technology. It is being held at 43 Hampton Court Avenue, East Molesey, KT8 0BG "Treat mind and body to the powerful combination of yoga, mindfulness and sound meditation… beat stress, rejuvenate and be inspired." Suitable for all levels of experience. (Yoga 2pm - Mindfulness 4pm - Sound meditation 6pm) Triple session advance tickets: £35 please contact directly for further information and to buy tickets firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 4th July, Evening Garden Meditation, 8-9pm - a beautiful opportunity to meditate together in the garden of 43 Hampton Court Avenue, East Molesey, KT8 0BG. The session is designed as a restorative deep meditation session, suitable for those who have attended a course with me or have some mindfulness/ meditation experience, £10 on the night. We will be exploring the interplay between our inner and outer worlds and how we deepen the meditative experience. Spaces in this location are limited so please let me know if you would like to come along. It is looking likely to be a warm evening, I will have a bell tent erected should we get any rain (It just survived Glastonbury, so I know it will certainly keep us dry in a shower!).
'Leisure Live' Saturday 9th July: On Hersham Green, Elmbridge Borough Council have asked me to host a tent at their big event showcasing Leisure across the area. Throughout the day I will be doing free 15 minute taster sessions, Here's a link to Leisure Live Event The whole event is a free day out. Do come and say hi, I'll be in the bell tent again - it's a good opportunity for any friends or family that want to find out a bit more about mindfulness to have a brief go.
Breath Workshop 18th July, Vine Hall 8-9pm. Improving our ability to breathe correctly, both in life and meditation, can be a key element to improving our health and wellbeing. This is something I have personally had problems with and have experienced first hand the enormous benefits improved breathwork can bring and am excited to be bringing you this special workshop 'learning to breathe'. This workshop is open to all, £10 drop-in cost.
Open Air Drop-in Wednesday 3rd August (weather dependant) location and exact timings TBC closer to the time.
Open air drop-in Thursday 8th September (weather dependant) again location and exact timings TBC closer to the time.
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