Living Presently with Ease. Understanding the Use of Meditation (and Mindfulness)



This talk looks at the difference between meditation and mindfulness and introduces how we can understand what exactly we mean by Now- a buzz word that is often misunderstood!

We will look at what we find it so tricky to stay present, and the forces working against our inner peace. We look at how the Ego pushes us to live in the past and future rather than Now, and why it is helpful to begin to practise living presently.

We discuss the nature of the mind and its madness, stories and beliefs and how this contributes to our suffering.

Meditation is one of the most useful tools to begin to notice how loud and messy we can be inside, and teaches us to quieten and, most importantly, observe our inner life.

We will practise a meditation that allows us to observe how we react to thoughts and feelings inside.

My hope is that at the end of the talk you will leave with more understanding of why we might practise living presently and how much peace and Joy are your birthright, and found right inside of you; a beautiful jewel waiting to be discovered!




















When we change how we see things, the things we see change.

I bring to my work an adult lifetime of study, work, interest and continual self-awareness development.

Today my work revolves around learning about our stories, how we tell them and how we can change them. I talk about how we can be at peace with What Is and allow people to begin to make changes in their thinking, to live a life that begins to free itself from suffering.

I teach workshops and courses that reflect the many different healing modalities I have studied, from Shamanic Dreaming to Meditation and Mindfulness, Dealing with Anxiety and Overwhelm, to Sound Baths, Reiki and Intuitive Healing.  I also see a small number of private clients in One to One sessions.

I use meditation as a way for people to begin to take charge of their own perception of reality, to begin to make peace and observe what truly is, rather than the reality that our thoughts convince us are real.

Meditation is the most powerful way I know to access our own inner knowing.   I have used it personally as a way of exploring my own perceived limitations through extended fasting (abstaining from both food and liquid), and through silence, and sitting in group Sazen. It is through meditation that I have seen through the veil and accessed periods of complete presence, understanding and clarity that serves me to this day.

In 1997 I began studying for my BSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Westminster, London, and thus began my journey of exploring the many different ways we can observe, affect and influence both the physical and non physical human experience.  I haven't stopped since.

I have studied healing methods and old wisdoms from many cultures; Native American Shamanism, Chinese Medicine, Sound Healing (College of Sound Healing), Active Listening and Counselling, Pranic Nourishment with Akahi, Ecuador, Japanese Reiki, Dowsing and Kinesiology, Western Reflexology and Massage, Zen Meditation, Angel Tarot (Doreen Virtue) and Vibrational Healing.

I now pull on all of the modalities that I have studied and worked with and use them to look at the human journey of perception of reality.  I teach many different workshops and courses that allow you to consider a new way of looking at life.

You can come to learn to meditation, go on your first Shamanic Journey, learn skills and coping mechanisms to deal with anxiety and overwhelm, experience how sound baths can have a profound effect on you, and open up to your own healing journey by learning to access your own innate healing ability.

There is something for everybody.

It has been an incredible journey, one that isn't over by far.   I invite you to come on part of it with me. 

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Living Presently with Ease. Understanding the Use of Meditation (and Mindfulness)

16 November 2018


Tuesday 19th February 2019

Guest Speaker: Jenny Critchlow, Spiritual Teacher 

What's the difference between meditation and mindfulness?

What’s so special about Now?  Why is it so difficult to shut our minds off and enjoy what’s right in front of us? 

Talks, techniques (including a meditation) and answers! 


Venue: the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ

Time: Doors open 7 pm. Refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45 pm.

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors


Harnessing the Miraculous Power of Group Intention - the Power of Eight

15 November 2018


Sunday 24th February 2019 - One Day Workshop

Workshop Facilitator: Stella Brookes, BRCP

This workshop has been arranged following Stella's very successful January talk to our group.

The Power of Eight is the work of Lynne McTaggart - an expert on the science of spirituality who, over the course of 10 years, has discovered the  immense and extraordinary human capacity we all have for healing, using the miraculous power of group intention.

When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal long-standing conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence and even rekindle life purpose.

Those of you who attended January’s talk witnessed first-hand the power and connection of the group dynamic. 

Stella will be teaching us the techniques and structure needed to participate, hold and develop your own Power of Eight workshops. 

Science now understands that any intention has a mirror effect, not only transforming the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders. 

So whether you just want to participate in a group, or actually run your own group with friends and family, this workshop is packed with the information you need to do this to maximum effect. 

Stella will provide the tools not only to understand, manage and maintain your own energy but to harness the collective energies of the Power of Eight and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life - and the world around you

Venue: Solihull Women's Institute, 745 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 3DQ

Time: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm (approx)

Cost : £40 email, or phone or text 07766 601277 to reserve your place and get payment details




Six Phases, Eight Elements - De-mystifying the prevention of and recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia

13 November 2018


Tuesday 19th March 2019

Guest Speaker: Jill O'Keeffe, RGN

Full recovery is absolutely possible! Jill is living proof of t hat.  She works alongside The Chrysalis Effect On-line Recovery Programme, an evidence based holistic approach to identifying and removing the many symptoms associated with these chronic exhaustive conditions.

Jill will tellyou a little of her story, explain some facts about these conditions, descrivbe the six phases of them and the eight elements, or areas, of life that must all be addressed in order to achieve full recovery.

Learn how she works with people who are in complete overwhelm, to prevent the potential 'crash' that can lead on to one of the above conditions and with those who have a diagnosis and need a clear map, and lots of support, to fully recover.

Venue: the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ

Time: Doors open 7 pm. Refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45 pm.

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors

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