Mindfulness and Meditation


Meditation and mindfulness are both incredibly valuable tools for modern living.  Life can be stressful.  And mindfulness and meditation both help prevent stress in the first place AND treat it once it’s occurring.  They are also simply lovely things to do.

They are similar concepts but also fundamentally different.  

Mindfulness involves focussing on the present moment – the smallest details of a flower, or a pencil even…  And in doing so dropping all other thoughts.  Focussing on the breath is a great mindful exercise, and breathing is at the heart of many spiritual practices (e.g. Pranayama in Yoga) and also in many stress management techniques.  There is much overlap between these concepts.

Mindful meditation also involves calming the mind by focussing on something – often a teacher or guide’s voice – and following a specific set of instructions to drop through several layers of ‘relaxation’ into a meditative space.  Yoga Nidra is a type of mindful meditation, as are other guided meditations, and so is something like candle gazing.

The pure act of meditating involves not focussing on anything at all, and instead emptying the mind totally of any thought or focus.  Through a series of steps and rituals you can acclimatise the body over time and train yourself to achieve deeper and deeper states of inner peace.  And through this peace to connect to your higher wisdom at will.

I teach techniques that are easy to learn, and which you can use straight away. The more you use them, the more benefits they bring.

Contact me for further information, or to discuss an initial coaching session.  I teach people 1:1 or in groups, via Zoom or in person.

You can choose mindfulness or meditation or to explore both.

Introduction to Mindfulness, Mindful Meditation and Pure Meditation

Wonderful experience. Great introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Gives you an all around view covering many aspects. Would certainly recommend to others and will be doing another workshop in the future.
Sarah S

Lessons in Pure Meditation

Cheryl's meditation guidance is outstanding. The instruction given was excellent, extremely clear and covered all the essentials. Time well spent. Now the practice is up to me. I will persevere! I can see and feel the benefits. Thank you.
John A

Mindful Forest Walks & Experiences

I attended a mindfulness day with Cheryl during a stressful time. Cheryl instantly put me at ease and we learnt simple and easy to remember techniques. I really liked the time we spent in the forest as it gave me the opportunity to put the theory into practice and I felt a deep sense of peace. I really enjoyed the day and am looking forward to incorporating mindfulness into my life at home and at work. Thank you Cheryl!
Caroline F

Find out more about Mindfulness Walks HERE.

Group sessions

As well as teaching meditation and mindfulness 1:1, I also run meditation and mindfulness workshops and courses for groups, alongside workshops and courses in positive thinking, stress management and manifestation – see Workshops and Courses page HERE for a full list of topics, and Group Retreats page HERE. for pop-up retreats on set dates for up to 24 people.  

Group training can be based:

  • At my premises in Cinderford
  • At hand picked venues across the Forest of Dean 
  • At your premises or chosen location
  • Delivered via Zoom 
  • Prerecorded sessions are also available

Contact me to explore the options – for you, or for your group.