I started practising mindfulness meditation in my twenties because I was often anxious, and struggled with insomnia. It made an almost immediate positive difference to the quality of my life. I gained a clearer and calmer perspective on everyday events, and became more confident of who I was, and more inspired about who I wanted to be.
Over the years, I have tried many different personal growth techniques, but I always come back to mindfulness meditation as being the most sure and reliable method I know of to give me a sense of peace and joy, and to develop within me greater compassion, empathy and understanding.
I love teaching mindfulness meditation because I am passionate about supporting people to live lives of optimum emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being.
The emphasis of my work is on empathic understanding, compassion, and on helping people to move forward in their lives, and not to keep re-living the past.
I am committed to continually expanding my knowledge and expertise. Mostly prominently, I have studied and follow the work of Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Rick Hanson. I did my teaching study with Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi, a Rinzai Buddhist monk from the Zendo Kyodan lineage in Japan.
I am a professional member of the Human Givens Institute, and abide by the institution’s code of ethics.
My private practice is based in Guildford, offering counselling to clients in Surrey and Hampshire.
You can find out more about me and my work on my website: sarahwiesendanger.org.uk