My life  is a continuum of  consciously living consciously, grounded in the practice of meditation, yoga and total-health nutrition.  

Morning  insight meditation are motivational. Afternoon insight meditation are evaluative and strategic. Evening  insight meditation are evaluative and reflective.

I am  a qualified Hypno- Psychotherapist,  Addiction Specialist, broadcaster, presenter, and online and onsite  programme  facilitator. I  have  worked in the field of addiction and mental healthcare since 1988 and specializes in wellbeing total-health initiatives, and compassionate coaching in the financial, fashion and film sectors  in London and New York.  

The focus  of  my work is  awakening self-compassion, healing from feeling hopeless and helpless.  I teach clients the practice of Budhhist Tonglen: Giving and Receiving.   A practice of great compassion.  Tonglen awakens compassion – opening up our whole being to be present to transform suffering in ourselves and others.

Suffering  is amplified when we feel disconnected from existence. Lama Yeshe gave me an introduction into Tonglen 25 years when I met with him at Samy Ling in Scotland. My question to Lama Yeshe was about how to help alleviate suffering in clients, how can I best help others heal from addiction, loss, grief, guilt and shame.

In my heart I was committed and the ongoing lessons in healing focus upon helping people recovery from feeling hopeless and helpless.  The practice of Sending and Receiving  helps me realign, rebalance and renew any blocks to awareness.

 In the moment I practice empowering clients to  thrive. From the first session I will recommend an introduction to insight meditation sessions,  cultivating compassionate awareness, focus and clarity begin with breathing  

In the beginning of meditation bring the attention to the  breath is  challenging if you are  used to shallow breathing. The uptake of oxygen will feel intense, with practice the  breath finds a new rhythm – one that helps release blocks, e.g when I mediate I automatically straighten my spine, which releases held tension in my neck, shoulders and back.

Tonglen’s Giving and Receiving  a series of  creative visualisations  and  narrative led meditations to help you ease into the stillness, and learn how to raise your awareness by attuning with your inner life.

I think of my meditation practice as an essential aspect of my being that brings happiness and peace. Because it is a creative felt-sense encounter with your neutral mind I recommend music that will resonate with the vibrational energy of mind and body.

Moby has very generously made available the following beyond-ambient music tracks.Perhaps if you a new to meditation you can begin by listening to the music, noticing your breath, slowing down your thinking by bringing your thoughts back to music…which is being in flow with all that is…

My intention is not to complicate your meditation experiences, the intention is to simplify, soften the noise from the inner critic until it eventually dissolves into the moment…

The acronym R.A.I.N. provides a format to bring your mind back to moment. I recommend this to people from all stages of meditation.

What is RAIN?

The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness, one that you can access in almost any place or situation. It has four steps that will help you relate skillfully with difficult emotions that arise.

There are two versions of RAIN that you might find helpful.

1. Basic RAIN:
  • R – Recognize what is happening
  • A – Allow life to be just as it is
  • I – Investigate with kindness
  • N – Non-Identification – notice the shift in your sense of your own being (identity) and rest in natural awareness

Here is a link to a detailed description of the four steps of RAIN: www.tarabrach.com/articles-interviews/rain-workingwithdifficulties

2. RAIN of Self-Compassion:
  • R – Recognize what is happening
  • A – Allow life to be just as it is
  • I – Investigate with gentleness
  • N – Nourish with self-compassion

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” — J.M. Barrie
You know exactly what you want in life. But you can’t seem to get there. You have all these resolves.
You’re going to get healthy.
You’re going to write that book.
You’re going to be more present with your loved ones.
You’re going to start that home-based business.
You’re going to learn another language.
You’re going to be more patient and happy.
You’re going to get out of debt.
You’re going to be more organized.
You’re going to be a better friend.
You’re going to overcome bad habits.
But the problem is: Doing these is really hard. And it gets harder every day. Some days, it seems more realistic to just give up entirely. The whole taking one step forward and one or two steps backward pattern is getting old.
You’ve been telling yourself for a long time “Today is the day!” only to fall into old ways before the day, or if you’re lucky, the week, is spent.

In the practice  of compassionate meditation we are acknowledging the universality of wanting to be happy, valued and accepted.  Learning  to slow down the frequency of overthinking,  and disconnected feelings states by breathing, with an anchor in the present such as your breath, a mantra or mudra. Happiness is being in the flow of life, which is “held” BY becoming the observer.  

Elizabeth trained in addiction counselling with Promis, Kent. She went onto manage the Out Patient programme at Promis, London A move to Australia found her working as a therapist at Warburton, Victoria and South Pacific Private Hospital, Sydney. Vice President @ N.A.D.A.C. Former faculty member, Jansen Newman Institute.

In 1998 Elizabeth lived for a year in rural India helping vulnerable addicted individuals and families to receive therapy and coaching by  acknowledging the universality within the human condition to thrive,  be happy, valued and accepted.

Meditation helps retrain the brain to strengthen the prefrontal cortex’s capacity to regulate the amygdala. In addition to an introduction to insight meditation participants will be led into a mindfulness body-oriented process.  intention is to identify relapse and self-sabotaging triggers; how to build resilience, and restorative disciplines that reduce stress, and increase performance.