I support people who experience stress, anxiety and worry to be happier, confident and at peace. I've worked with a variety of clients: eBay, Uber, Kensington and Chelsea Council, Harper Collins and various NHS providers to assist in building resilience, focus and self-care at work.
I bring over 30 years of experience to my teaching, 6 years of which was in a Buddhist monastery. As well as this depth of meditation experience I am also a qualified secular mindfulness teacher accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body.
I have over 12 years experience of working with the LGBT+ community and teach a weekly mindfulness class for gay/bi/trans men. I specialise in mental health and well being for LGBT+
Rather than trying to make the mind silent or create a forced peace, I teach how to learn to be alert to what is here in the present moment and respond effectively to it. This creates a flexible approach, that can respond to the stresses and strains of life when this is needed whilst also strengthening the ability to bring a focused, clear and purposeful attention to life.
Being Unshakable: life skills for health and mental well being
Stress and worry can be debilitating, especially in these uncertain times. Our mental health can be severely impacted by the challenges we face. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices help us to have the resources we need to withstand these challenges and offers a way to be present to our struggles without being overwhelmed by them, bringing a compassionate healing to where we suffer and building on our strengths and abilities to maximise their potential.
I have experience of working with people who have needed support with panic attacks, relationship issues, and greater focus and clarity and of creating a support package to help them live to their full potential. Derek learnt a simple breathing method he then used in meetings: “Like a lot of people I get anxious before a big work event or when speaking in public to a group of strangers, and often feel like I’m under-prepared or somehow am not making any sense. I practiced the 4-7-8 exercise before a formal meeting and it helped me to relax, be calmer and have more faith in my own abilities, and all went well.
Mindfulness is not a simple solution and one session will not resolve systemic or underlaying issues in a workplace or in your life. Following an ongoing programme of regular meditation and discussion will bring about change.
I create bespoke courses to suit your companies individual needs. I also offer introductory sessions to give an overview of how mindfulness can support your business. Please contact me to discuss further.
I also offer support to individuals and to couples, please see below for more details.
“This course has been life changing. You delivered it to us with such intelligence, sensitivity and compassion for your fellow human beings. You made mindfulness real and human, related to the pain, feelings of not belonging, of isolation or inadequacy that we may feel in life and then taught me how through mindfulness I could have a choice and find freedom from suffering.”
“Brilliant class, great teacher and so calming and influential. I really look forward to my Monday lunchtimes now!” Lisa Martin
“I’d never done any form of meditation or mindfulness before this, but Nick’s accessible classes have been so interesting and useful, and have left me feeling that I have the tools to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life.” Elena Thompson