I am  a qualified Hypno- Psychotherapist,  Addiction Specialist, broadcaster, presenter, and online and onsite  programme  facilitator, and .have  worked in the field of addiction and mental healthcare since 1988.  

The focus  of  my work is  awakening self-compassion, healing from feeling hopeless and helpless.  I teach clients how to destress in the immediacy of daily life.  

Suffering  is amplified when we feel disconnected from existence. Lama Yeshe introduced  to  Tonglen – reciprocity in relationships,  25 years when I met with him at Samy Ling, Scotland. I had many questions for  Lama Yeshe central to alleviating  suffering in clients, how can I best help others heal from addiction, loss, and shame.

I  am committed  to helping people recover from active soul destroying addiction.   Until you are committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, ineffectiveness. It is true: the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves. All sorts of things begin to happen to help you that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from that decision, raising in your favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which you couldn’t have dreamt would come your way.” –
W.H. Murray (1913 – 1996), Scottish Mountaineer and Writer

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.