My mission is to enable people to utilise their unique and true nature to bring balance, purpose and meaning to day to day life.
I am an intuitive mind coach and artist who uses a variety of modalities to help my clients with their breakthroughs and mindset shifts.
In the last five years I have worked with people of all ages and run many workshops. Finally I realised, that after all the experience I have had raising my four children, working as a teacher for so many years and then helping so many of my children’s friends and my friend's children find their way in the world, I had found my calling, working with youth and their parents.
I have a diploma in Teaching, advanced training in Interactive Drawing Therapy IDT, training in Neurolinguistic Programming NLP and Emotion Freedom Technique EFT and am currently working on a diploma of Hypnotherapy.
I am very aware of the untapped potential within each of us and believe it is possible, with a little attention, to reveal this.
My fondness for youth and interest in all things art has taken me to many interesting places, where I have worked with many wonderful people. I have run workshops, facilitated projects and taught art classes in my own studio to both children and adults and continue to do so.
It was in the art studio that Art & Living was born, as I realised the benefits of a mindful practice as I saw a growing need for wellbeing in our community. I realised that I could combine the two skills and double the benefits.
My life so far has taught me that all the material wealth in the world does not equate to a contented life.
This concept led me on a journey of discovery that I wouldn’t have missed for the world.
As a girl I had dreams and aspirations as we all do. I saw that people around me believed some things were important and those things soon became important to me also. They believed in being good, polite and respectful. Doing well at school and being a good role model to others. Saying the right things and making the right decisions. Giving the right impression. Having the right stuff and getting it all, well, right!
But what do you do when you realise that your life looks great on the outside, but it's not so hot on the inside?
My response was to blame others. At times my head space wasn't so desirable and couldn’t stand being alone with my thoughts. I didn’t want to admit to anyone, even to myself that there might be a problem with ME.
Things started to getting confusing and my mind just wouldn't stop. I tried and tried to get happy, I relied on other people to make that happen, but at times nothing made a difference and there was a empty space in my stomach where my happiness and joy should have been. Meanwhile I was surrounded with loving friends and family, all the material goods I needed, with a lovely home and neighbours. I felt like a spoilt, grumpy brat, with didn't have a clue how to change things.
But eventually I did get the answer I was seeking. It came in a mysterious way and that is a story for another day. But when it came, it was with a reconnection to myself. I realised for the first time that I was FULLY responsible for me and my happiness and it wasn’t anyone else's job but mine. Then things did change easily and quickly. It was through a new lens that I saw my current life situation and I was able to begin to reset my dis-functional programmes. I realised that It wasn't about deserving, but accepting!
I finally saw that all the trying had distracted me, and that the answer was with me all along. Within me, there was a change of perception and a change of belief about myself and about how life could work.
With this realisation I began to research, determined to find out as much as I could about the mind and how it worked. About philosophy and what it meant. I became aware of how badly I had been treating myself and how I was blaming others for my feelings and even worse - for my negative behaviour.
I became so much more conscious of my thoughts and how they affected my actions. I made some decisions and I started to change, or should I say - to restore my true self. It was liberating, empowering and very uplifting. I experienced a sense of freedom and became more content, relaxed and easier to live with. I became calmer, clearer and more grateful for my life and the people in it. I felt more joyful and freer than I had ever been in my whole life, and yet I was no longer making an effort.
I saw that my life was in my own hands and I could do a much better job than I had done in the past because I had a purpose, a new way of looking at the world and a more natural approach.
Now that doesn’t mean that life no longer brings challenges, because it does. But when they come up, I can ride them like waves, and when I fall off, I forgive myself and get back up. I can accept my human nature and work with it, rather than against it. I can accept life no matter how ugly it gets. I am always evolving and there is no turning back.
It is rewarding for me to share what I know with others, and to guide them to see their life differently, albeit in their own way. Through every client, I learn more about myself. They are a mirror for my life and I for them.
My techniques and tools
IDT Interactive drawing therapy
NLP Neuro linguistic programming
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique