“Realise that this very body, with its aches and its pleasures, is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
Pema Chodron

About Us
Jan Bloor

I love the simple message of Mindfulness – the whole idea of ‘waking up’ to the present moment, as opposed to being constantly pre-occupied with thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Having spent years, on and off, studying psychology and philosophy, in an effort to pursue peace and contentment, I eventually met with Mindfulness. So impressed was I by its effects that I undertook training at Bangor University to enable me to pass it on to others.

How many of us, at one time or another, have said things like: “I can’t stop thinking.” “I wish I was somewhere else.” “If only I had more money, a bigger house, a better job …”

This constant ‘living in the head’ often leads to stress, illness, fatigue and a general disenchantment with life. Instead of experiencing the joy of being (for surely that is what we are – human 'beings') we become human 'doings', rarely still, rarely at peace. It was the practice of Mindfulness that helped me to see this by coming to be more in touch with thoughts, feelings and emotions, by ‘coming home’ to my true self.

My experience combines teaching children and adults, followed by a demanding career in PR. I have also served for a considerable time in the voluntary sector in several fields of the Criminal Justice System. This variety of experience has provided me with the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of people from vastly differing backgrounds. Yet as different as people might often seem to be, it is my belief that most of us, deep down, are searching for peace and calm in our lives. That’s why I’m so keen to help those who embark on our courses to also embrace the practice of Mindfulness, and having trained to teach Mindfulness to teenagers means I can help young people too, to learn how to deal with stress and anxiety and grow in confidence.