We are all a work in progress. Life changes – that’s the challenge and the beauty
Globally we have a growing rate of childhood mental health issues. We have increasing rates of childhood depression, highly anxious kids and rising levels of oppositional disorders as well as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Never before has there been such a high rate of both parents working having to outsource the care of their children to extended family or carers. Never before have parents felt the pressure and scrutiny of their parenting style and feel the need to be seen to be parenting perfectly.
Parents are feeling the social pressures and judgments of their decisions and of their children’s behaviour and achievements.
My mission is to equip parents to manage those demands. To support and guide them in fixing their own oxygen mask first so that they are less stressed, happier and energised to cope with the demands of parenting in the 21st Century. I want parents to thrive, because when parents thrive their children flourish.
The boring stuff
I am a nationally registered psychologist with a Master in Applied Positive Psychology. After using mindfulness in counselling therapy for over 12yrs I decided to become a trained meditation and mindfulness practitioner. I hold certificates in Positive Psychology Coaching, Positive Psychology in Education and Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance.
I have worked with the Department of Education, Catholic Education Office, the Centre for Strategic Education, Independent Schools, and may workplaces such as Air Liquide and the financial industry; the Department of Health and Human Services, the Antarctic Division and the Department of Defence.
I have presented many times at conferences in Australia and internationally in Budapest, Montreal and Singapore.