The relationship between physical & emotional health has been an interest of mine for many years.

“What we resist persists” – C. Jung

Responding to change hasn’t come easily. My ability to learn has been a slow up hill trek. I recognise my well-being is paramount to maintaining my capacity to be the co-dependent partner to a range of health professionals. An exhausting role balancing the needs of both body and mind.

Networking has been a regular and important activity in my schedule for years. I have a wealth of contacts in my network supporting well-being including; nutrition, fragrance, cosmetics, massage, laughter and sound therapy, coaching and hypnotherapy, crafters, mindfulness, physical fitness, colour/image consultants, photographers and of course a number of other counsellors and supervisors.

Qualified with the British Mindfulness Institute I utilise aspects of mindfulness in my work when appropriate.

”Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Until recently I worked with two universities, I now work with one as my own self care needs are a priority. Both groups are very supportive, diverse and insightful people. Our life experience is an asset to Health and Social Care education reform. The groups are closely connected because we all identify with having a life intertwined with stresses from external agencies and gain satisfaction from enabling students to grow in confidence, develop new skills whilst preparing for their profession.

How do I rest and recharge?

My self-care plan, beyond my professional contacts includes;

  1. Mindfulness activities
  2. Time with friends and family
  3. Reading
  4. Being by the riverbank or beach whenever possible

Do you need to review the balance in your life? Here’s list a of useful mindfulness tips.


  • Gaining focus
  • Increasing productivity
  • Calming during stressful times
  • Facilitating the power of staying in the now
  • Keeping in perspective the positives and negatives
  • Feeling well and energised
It worked. I slept in until 8 o’clock! Thank you so much.
Surrey Carer