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.”
I first began practising mindfulness, or meditation, approximately 25 years ago. Through the trials and tribulations of life, including moving to country NSW and raising three children, I practised sporadically over that time, returning to a committed daily practice in the past few years after doing the Mindful Self-Compassion Course.
My early teachings included Vipassana and Buddhist disciplines of meditation, progressing to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and most recently Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Mindful Self-Compassion felt like coming home and gave me permission to practice regardless of how things may be on any given day, with an attitude of acceptance and kindness. It was a welcome relief to learn that mindfulness doesn’t always have to be ‘formal sitting’ either and I find I can bring greater awareness to daily activities such as walking, savouring food or noticing my body and breathing, especially during times of stress.
I have worked as a mental health clinician for 15 years in medical centres, welfare, community and health organisations. I currently have a mental health policy role, teach mindfulness in my workplace and provide psychological support to staff and colleagues.
Marie taught my first MSC intensive and I feel honoured and delighted to be co-facilitating with Monte.