Mindfulness has its roots fixed deeply in Buddhism, The East, Reiki amongst other practises and martial arts. It has been around since 500BC and is not a new concept. In the West, we seem to have to contextualise the practices to make them fit into our culture, curriculum, legislation and Mindfulness has become a buzzword.
Mindfulness is a philosophy and discipline that is to be enjoyed and studied, not owned but shared. Gail has practised Mindfulness and Meditation for seventeen years in her Reiki work. She has qualified as a Mindfulness Practitioner, Coach and Meditation Teacher over the years to allow her work to reach children, teens and adults who perhaps may not have had access to such practices in the past.
She then went on to spearhead her centre becoming an accredited Mindfulness and Meditation teaching centre to train others to share Mindfulness. The courses are designed by Gail and information about them can be found on the courses page on this website. They are available as distance learning (56 hours) for those who cannot take 2 days off work or taught over 1 day in the centre over consecutive months plus a minimum of 45+ hours home study. For each option there is a 12 month deadline to complete.
They are open to anyone who would like to further their own personal development to be able to share to others. This year we have taught teaching staff from local schools, mental health nurses, stay at home Mums, child health team Managers, senior Lecturers, people wanting a career change into the well-being industry, the unemployed, after school club managers, beauty therapists, EFT specialists, Dental staff, Hypnotherapists and childcare workers.
Gail offers a six week programme for anyone who needs change in their lives. She teaches about mindfulness, its concepts, how to connect with yourself, stress, anxiety, the brain, the memory, depression, the nervous system, the ego, Reiki, Meditation, self care etc...
For her Mindfulness workshop dates please see events page.
The Gateway Mindfulness evening classes
These classes are on Tuesday evenings 7.00-8.30pm and run for four weeks. The dates of the next ones are:
Tuesday 30 April, 7, 14 and 21 May. - FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 4, 11, 18 June and 2 July - Spaces
Gail has been running these classes for three years, she has qualifications in mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism along with being a qualified teacher. The classes are centred around the roots and concepts of mindfulness and meditation, brief look at Buddhism, how they improve our well-being, exercise to try, embedding mindfulness into every day life, understanding symptoms of anxiety with practical solutions and looking at how our ego may be causing unnecessary pain. Each session always ends on a meditation and the price of the 4 sessions includes a copy of Gail's book "The Gateway" - A journey to re-claim your power from stress and anxiety.
The personal investment for these classes is £68 including a copy of the book. Six to eight spaces only on each course.
For more information or to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07957 663704
The centre staff also travel to schools to hold staff training and support staff to embed Mindfulness and Meditation across school/business. We are happy to travel into schools and hold our classes, provide resources for the whole school in small hourly groups. Gail visits Carers Resource in Knaresborough once a month to hold meditation sessions for carers.
Gail also is available as a guest speaker on mental health, Mindfulness and Meditation. She has appeared on BBC Look North for her work in schools, she writes and blogs for magazine, she is the author of The Gateway and she is a volunteer for the global Mindfulness movement Street Wisdom.
Gail is currently an Ambassador for Psychologies magazine inspiring others to make changes through their Life Leap Club through her mentoring and blogging.
For any other enquiries or further information please use our contact page (front of website).
Adult & Children's Mindfulness