Well Being Advocate

Mindfulness 

Physical Disability Consultant

Advocacy


Mindfulness – I trained with the British Mindfulness Institute and work from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition.

“Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

Have you ever noticed that when you are doing quite familiar and repetitive tasks your mind is often miles away thinking about something else?

On automatic pilot?

Mindfulness is the opposite.

It is about experiencing the world in the here and now – being.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”  Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness offers a way of freeing oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding. If you need help with concentration, productivity, stress, managing pain or would simply like your life to be calmer, get in touch.


Liz, told me about her caring role for her husband who lives with MS and her son with a learning disability and physical health problems requiring surgery. She was very distressed, a routine mammogram resulted in a treatable breast cancer whilst she was undergoing treatment for a kidney malfunction.

Noticing her shallow breathing I invited her to join me in a short meditation practice. Afterwards she told me how wonderful she felt and how useful the that short time had been. She remains keen to slow herself down as regularly as possible to help herself engage with her healing process.

Mindfulness Workshops: Why not book a taster?

I’ve worked with a number of groups, from corporate to private sector. They said…

“Today is the most relaxing day I have had”

“Lovely to have a great speaker”

“It worked!”

Physical Disability Consultant

Disability and Access:-

Is your business sensitive or confused?

In need of a boost with inclusivity?

I work with you so your business can confidently welcome those with physical disabilities providing a positive experience.

Attending a training course as someone with a physical disability I shared my needs in order to fully participate in plenty of time. On arrival I discovered the training room had been set up on the first floor with no direct public lift access. The venue were embarrassed, the front of house staff had no training to manage the situation, nor any authority to alter the arrangements and the facilitator’s training schedule was delayed, affecting everyone in attendance. In time the organizer contacted the venue and a new training room was planned for the following day.

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I can work with you:

  • to avoid awkward situations
  • to be more confident welcoming those with      physical disabilities to your premises or events
  • to develop sensitivity to potential problems
  • to offer viable alternatives whenever possible

 

I work with you to develop your…

  • awareness of physical disability
  • staff training
  • location specific guidance.

As a result your business/organisation and the staff team gain…

  • better customer relations
  • more business
  • develop a stronger reputation for inclusion, (carers, older people and people with physical disabilities, a niche but growing market)


Ball, Round, Alone, Different, Diversity

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little”

Edmund Burke

 

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Need Advocacy?

Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:

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  • Express their views and concerns.
  • Access information and services.
  • Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.

If you’re not feeling heard, advocacy could help.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller

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