What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a natural state of present moment awareness that is open & discerning of the human experience & consciousness. Mindfulness Coaching is for people seeking to feel more balance, insight & connection in their lives. The body mind is a naturally self-organising system & given the right conditions & support you can develop a self-healing, growth & liberating pathway.
Our evidence-based mindfulness coaching & counselling offers an invitational process that is centred in mindfulness through the relationship. Mindfulness Coaching can provide skills that enhance neuroplasticity, reduce stress, anxiety, pain & depression & helps increase awareness, compassion & equanimity.
Mindfulness Coaching & Counselling is an integrative mind, body & heart approach to working with the individuals somatic experience, cognition, emotions, physiology, social brain & environment. Underpinned by ancient eastern wisdom traditions & researched in modern secular science. Mindfulness can enhance the therapeutic relationship & provide a spacious & creative learning and development process.
What approaches do I use in Mindfulness Coaching & Counselling?
Exploring the interconnection of the body mind; mindfulness coaching & counselling draws from my training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & studies in Buddhist psychology. Informed also by training in mindfulness neuroscience, attachment theory, eco-therapy, psychodynamic theories, mindful self-compassion (MSC), trauma informed counselling, polyvagal theory & Mindful movement (Yoga & Dance). Sessions explore your inner experience in mindfulness-centred practice, role playing, inquiry, creative journalling, movement & through the lens of compassion, equanimity & your natural wisdom. I am confident using bi-directional approaches of top-down (cognitive-behavioural) and bottom-up (body-centred) to help integrate the mind body.
Founder | Leadership & Life Coach, Holistic Counsellor & Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR).
My approach combines three practices of coaching, mindfulness & counselling. I work dynamically with the whole person and their present experience. I am confident and experienced guiding self-healing journeys to supporting growth in high functioning leadership. I believe everyone has an authentic pathway & natural wisdom to align with.
I am a professionally certified coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation and have university level training in coaching, mindfulness and counselling. I have had a private practice for over 15 years and continued with my own learning and development, deepening my own process during that time. I use the latest evidence-based approaches backed by neuroscience combined with ancient wisdom traditions to help you heal, grow and transform. You can read more about me here.
Kind Words from Clients
Tess Milne | Interior Designer
"I came to Marion to do the 8 week Mindfulness course to help understand and see if I could improve a work environment that was quite stressful. Marion gave me the tools to deal with conflict in the workplace and to manage my stress, through assertiveness and various types of meditation. This was also assisted via her honest feedback on the work scenarios’ that I discussed in the sessions.
The course gave me more confidence to tackle tricky situations and to be more self assertive.
It also helped me become aware of the things that really matter in my life.I definitely would recommend this program to anyone that would like assistance through a challenging time."
Wendy Fayad | Restaurant Owner | Counsellor | Student
"When I first approached Marion I felt extremely helpless career-wise and lost in terms of the direction my life was heading. Marion helped me practice mindfulness; increased my self-awareness and boosted my resilience. After only 8 sessions with Marion, I developed a sense of confidence that enabled me to apply myself to all situations, which has encouraged me to enrol in the degree I always wanted to do. Thank you so much Marion for all your support. You care for your clients truly and faithfully and I am so honoured to have had someone so wise and compassionate as my personal coach."-
Caitlin | Uni Student
"Marion is a warm, welcoming and empathetic professional and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on specific areas of concern in my life. After completing the 8-week mindful based coaching I am now less stressed and feel my life is more well-rounded and balanced. I have gained valuable tools and skills to assist me in working through future challenges in all areas of my life. I found that regular sessions, working through the program and the meditation practice incorporated into the program, gave me clarity about my needs and desires, and assisted me in maintaining boundaries to stay true to my authentic self."
Richard Harrison | CTO | Bueno
"Marion is an incredibly talented and insightful coach who helped me become a more resilient, balanced and mindful person. During our sessions, I learned how to meditate effectively and developed strategies to help cope with life’s ups and downs - both are now an essential part of my everyday existence. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to reset their work/life balance, learn mindfulness and improve their leadership skills."