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Befriending the present! Befriending yourself!

About us

MindfulPath aims to provide workshops and courses to support your personal journey in mindfulness and self-compassion to bring more balance and ease stress in your life. We bring together a team of enthusiastic specifically trained teachers in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute. 

The teachers in addition to extensive professional training, have each many years of personal practice in Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. They are secular in their approach and bear witness to the balance, strength and resilience that those practices have to offer, especially, in times of crisis in their own life.  

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion allow us to grow by enriching our lives with self-kindness: promoting awareness and self-acceptance, regulating stress and emotion as well as extending our ability to savour more deeply the positive moments, to over shadow the difficult times and magnify the joy of living.  Each day we can begin again, anew, revitalizing our body, mind and heart, to find renewed vitality and purpose.



Marie Bloomfield

Principal and Founder Teacher of MindfulPath Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher

B.Sc(Psych.), M.Clin. Psych(UNSW), MAPS(Coll.Clin.Psych.)

Marie Bloomfield is a leader in teaching Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Australia. She is a warm, experienced and engaging psychologist and accredited MSC teacher. In addition to providing many workshops every year for professionals and everyone, Marie has a successful private practice as a registered Psychologist and Medicare provider at the Gold Coast.

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Monte Scharbow

Mindful Self-Compassion teacher

BSCE, MSCE, B.Nat, Dip.DruYogaTT, CertIVTrngAssmnt

Monte Scharbow is a recently trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. He is a former Civil Engineer, natural medicine practitioner, health educator and Commonwealth government public servant. Monte is an accredited Dru Yoga and Meditation teacher and has been teaching in Canberra for over 10 years. With a background in science, he is a proponent of evidence based health practices.


Matthew Evans

Clinical Psychologist and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

M.A. Psych, MAPS

Matthew is a highly experienced psychologist who has worked in private practice for more than 20 years. He is also an experienced group facilitator and trainer having run more than a dozen Mindfulness Training Programs over the years including this program in Mindful Self-Compassion.




Kelli Travers

Clinical Psychologist

BA(Psych), Psych(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

Kelli completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Bond University. Kelli has been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 14 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors.

Kelli has a particular interest in mindfulness and self-compassion practices and training. Kelli has been running Mindfulness groups for many years.  In 2014, Kelli trained in Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s work ‘Mindful Self-Compassion’, completing her Teacher Training in 2017.  Kelli is passionate about assisting individuals in cultivating mindfulness into daily life, as well as developing a more compassionate and loving relationship with themselves. Kelli's personal practices in meditation, mindfulness, and self-compassion has had a profound impact on her own life.

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Lynn Rackley

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Lynn has worked as a mental health clinician for 15 years in medical centres, welfare, community and health organisations.  She is currently working in a mental health policy role, as well as teaching mindfulness in the workplace and providing psychological support to staff and colleagues.