Welcome to Exploring Mindful Moments where my goal is to bring the joy, curiosity and magic of living a mindful life to as many people as I can.
This has been, and hopefully will continue to be, an evolution for me, growing as my own mindfulness practice continues to grow. I deliberately didn’t call my business my own name, as I wanted to take ‘me’ out of the equation. This isn’t about working with me or me being an expert. I am a learner just like you. I wanted the name to say what I have done and continue to do – live life Exploring Mindful Moments.
Exploring Mindful Moments has developed over the past ten years. My interest has focused on the gift of Mindfulness and especially its application to therapy and everyday living. All my work is informed by current brain science and I strive to bring you best practice in counselling, meditation courses, mental health and wellbeing consultancy and training in schools and workplaces.
I am a nationally Registered Psychologist, full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and member of several international professional associations.
Following Bachelor degree, majoring in psychology, I obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, a Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching and a Certificate in Positive Psychology Education. I have trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.
Training with me at Exploring Mindful Moments is always informative, easy-going, fun, interactive and positive. I believe that training needs to match wherever a group or team is at and take them further towards understanding themselves and each other in creating the life they want. Given this, each training workshop is tailored to your particular needs and environment. You get what you want, with the knowledge that there is a strong research base and expertise to back it up.
My own journey to this point has been a long and winding road. From exploring meditation and yoga as a teenager, as an aerobics instructor, encouraging a meditative stillness at the end of my aerobic classes, through to a reconnection with yoga and tai chi, and then through my academic studies in psychology, positive psychology, mindfulness and meditation.
My ‘why’ has always been to help people enjoy their lives, supporting them to understand and work through life’s inevitable pain and challenges. My academic studies, while raising a young family, and my practice as a psychologist, has given me evidence that a positive and fulfilling life is possible for everyone.
Early in my career I worked in problem gambling, looking to educate people on how to keep balance and positivity in their lives. Moving on to the Department of Education I worked in building resilience in primary and secondary school students and their school communities. I then moved on to the Catholic Education Office for six years and worked under the funding of the Suicide Prevention Taskforce. This is where I found my heartfelt work was in prevention. I was working in schools during the early days of the positive psychology movement firmly entrenched in resilience research.
Taking on more and more training, including a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, developing my own mindfulness and meditation practice and looking for opportunities to share my learning with the world, has brought me to where I am today. I am currently a counselling psychologist, meditation teacher and mindfulness practitioner, and owner of Exploring Mindful Moments.
My goal is that this website, and my work, will support you in creating a more mindful life for you and those around you. The keys to wellbeing and a well-lived life I believe are in continued learning, connecting, being present, giving to others and staying physically active – I hope you enjoy!