“I have been a driver trainer since 2010, teaching learner and qualified drivers in and around Bristol’s busy city centre roads. During this time I have built a reputation as a specialist in anxiety and stress and have helped clients to develop a safe driving practice whilst learning to enjoy, and even love, driving.
I first came across Mindfulness back in 2005 whilst at University, but didn’t start using it in my lessons until I’d been teaching for several years. When I did it was because some of my learners were struggling with nerves and confidence and I know how much it has helped me to feel calm and peaceful in different situations.
Once I’d seen how effective sharing what I knew about mindfulness was, I decided to take some official training and qualify as a integrative mindfulness and compassion teacher with MindfulnessUK. The course helped me develop what I do and gave me new methods to really help people suffering with more severe anxiety symptoms. There’s nothing quite like helping someone shift their perspective and just watching the fear fall away.
I believe driving mindfully doesn’t just improve people’s outlook, it can actually transform driving into something more impactful. It can create a greater sense of well-being, both on and off the road. It is massively rewarding to see my clients achieve a more peaceful, confident and enjoyable drive, because I know that this will benefit them in far reaching ways.
With the addition of my DVSA Fleet Driver Trainer qualification I am able to help companies and their fleets of professional drivers access and benefit from the relatively untapped resource of mindfulness in this industry. In addition, I am also a Gold standard RoSPA Advanced Driver and Tutor, giving me the skill set needed to teach professional drivers advanced driving techniques.”
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“My anxiety has nearly completely disappeared all together, it’s a long way from what it was. I began this course worried at the thought of getting in my car… I was so anxious. Slowing down and being kind to others are sentiments I kept repeating to myself during these 5 weeks. I am very impressed with the difference it’s made. I thought anxiety would take longer to fix but this proves it doesn’t have to! 😃“