Our one-hour drop-in monthly sessions for those that want to practice mindfulness on an informal and flexible basis.
No experience of meditation is necessary to attend.
There are generally two meditation practices each session plus a short discussion.
The sessions suit those new to mindfulness or graduates of a mindfulness course who wish to keep up their practice.
When: 9th January | 6th February – 7-30pm start
Where: The Friends’ Meeting House, 61 Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London N21 1LE
Cost: £8 per session or £25 for a block of 4 sessions.
About Lucy and Presence of Mind
Hi I’m Lucy
For 20 years I worked in Media. Initially, my roles were in sales and customer service management and I then spent the next 17 years as the Training Manager with two of the UK’s largest newspaper and magazine publishers.
Workplace Stress & Strain
My last five years were spent working alongside the HR team and were a real eye opener to the stresses and strains of the workplace. With cuts in the workforce and an increase in workload for those remaining, it became evident that organisations need to place stress management at the forefront of their well-being strategies.
I had lived life on high alert, and being a single mother and the only breadwinner had taken its toll. I was, to use a word used regularly by Ruby Wax, “Frazzled”.
Thanks to someone recommending Ruby Wax’s books to me, several years ago, I listened to one of her audio books. She spoke extensively about how Mindfulness had helped her and I was fascinated. Everything resonated so deeply and this felt like the right solution.
Mindfulness changed my life
I began to consume everything I could find about Mindfulness and took an 8-week course. I can honestly say it changed my life. My perspective changed, I was calmer, I was happier, and I was more confident to make the decisions in life that were best for me.
The opportunity of redundancy
So when the opportunity for redundancy came and I was faced with a choice of what to do next, it was an easy decision to make. I had trained people for the best part of 20 years and I was passionate about telling the world about Mindfulness.
I retrained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Kathy Ward from Mindful Academy International,and subsequently began a Masters in Mindfulness with Bangor University (The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice) studying under some of the most renowned experts in Mindfulness in the UK.
I am now dedicated to helping others through teaching mindfulness and invite you to join one of my ‘Taster Sessions’ free of charge
DipTCL – Trinity College of Music, London
Certificate in Training Practice – CIPD
Certificate in Business Administration – Glasgow University
Mindfulness Teacher Training Pathway – CPD accredited training through Mindful Academy International with Kathy Ward
Masters in Mindfulness – Bangor University (in progress)