Your Time to Thrive and Flourish?

Let me share some of my favourite teachers and inspirations, new ideas for your journey, remembering that is is ‘together we flourish‘

Mindfulness Practices and Training:

The Mindfulness Association: free daily practices 10.30 am and 7pm. Training pathways in Mindfulness and Compassion, Insights and Wisdom.

Smiling Minds – All ages including meditations for little ones !



For many of us brought up in Western cultures, self-compassion is not something that we are comfortable with. Being self-compassionate is a behaviour that we may not be familiar with. Nor a trait we may feel comfortable with. However it is transformational. Research evidences the benefits of self-compassion from calming our nervous system, to healing self-criticism and shame (see Dr. Brené Brown). Dr. Neff’s website is a really good place to start.

Also check out my Compassion Warriors for practical groups sessions to cultivate this trait and state!

Dr. Kristen Neff Defines Self-Compassion as “having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.”


Jack Kornfield

Professor Paul Gilbert (FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. ) THE COMPASSIONATE MIND FOUNDATION


Tara Brach Ph.D (psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, compassion) I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Tara when she was in London 2016. You can train online with Tara more information

Rick Hanson Ph.D. (psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author.psychology and neurology) I met Rick in Scotland at at Mindfulness Association Conference where he was talking. He is very personable and signed a book for my sister. He has good teachings on relationships, neuroscience and resilience. I use his teaching in my Wellness and Resilience trainings for individuals and groups.

Hardwiring happiness: Dr. Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin 2013 sign up for his newsletter

Vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame:

Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D. is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Useful websites

Mindfulness music (meditations and on-line learning)

Recommended Books:

Pause for Breath: Bringing the practices do Mindfulness and dialogue to leadership conversations -Amanda Ridings

Resilience – Hanson, R. (2018) Resilient: Find Your Inner Strength. London: Ebury Publishing.

Background to Mindfulness – Kabat-Zinn, J. (2004) Wherever You Go There You Are. London: Piatkus.

Meditation and the Mind – Nairn, R (2001) Diamond Mind: A Psychology of Meditation. London: Shambala.

Compassion – Brach, T. (2013) True Refuge: Finding Peace And Freedom In Your Awakened Heart. London: Bantum Books

The Compassionate Mind Gilbert, P. (2013) London: Constable and Robinson Limited.

Peace in Daily Life -Hanh, Thich Nhat (1991) Peace In Every Breath: Practice For Our Busy Lives. London: Random House.

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