With over 20 years’ experience as an advanced teacher / practitioner in mainstream and special education, Helen is fully aware that there are as many ways as there are people, for managing stress and improving well-being.
Through extensive research into effective learning strategies for teenagers (MA in Education, July 2009), Helen researched what she had always found in her own classroom – “if learners are stressed, they can’t learn effectively”.
Fully committed to enabling learners to raise their aspirations and reach their full potential, Helen has trained to teach a variety of mindfulness based stress reduction and well-being programmes designed to equip learners with tools to help them focus and cope better with their present moment experiences thus improving their emotional resilience to stress.
There are courses to suit all ages, stages and backgrounds. Helen teaches in a nurturing and enjoyable way as she places great value on the importance of creating calm and effective learning environments where participants feel supported and safe, but can have fun too.
Helen is trained to offer mindfulness supervision and mentoring to newly qualified or trainee mindfulness teachers.
Education And Training
- 1992 – BsocSci Social Policy (2:1 Hons), University of Birmingham
- 1996 – PGCE (PCET) University of Greenwich
- 2002 – 2009 MA in Education, post-graduate diploma in Mentoring, University of Wolverhampton
- 2011 – RelaxKids certified coach (preschool – secondary), Relaxkids.com
- 2013 – Teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to adults, Bangor University CMRP
- 2013 – 2015 Teach .b mindfulness (teenagers and young people), Teach .bFoundations (staff in schools and colleges), Teach Paws b mindfulness (for 7-11 year olds), Mindfulness in Schools Project
- 2016 – Trained to deliver mindfulness supervision and mentoring, Bangor University CMRP
Helen has been practising meditation and yoga since her 20s and has an established daily mindfulness practice.
Helen is listed on the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers, adhering to their Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.
Helen is supervised by an Accredited Supervisor through mindfulness-network.org and Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness and Practice.