“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” (N.Branden)
The next step is Adventure!!!
Positively-mindful is is a teaching, facilitating and inspiring, workshop-based business that was founded by Neil Morbey in March 2015 and is in partnership with Mark Dunn of Positive Meditation. Out mission is to empower adults and young people to connect to themselves first, then with others, with enjoyment, harmony and synergy through the practice of presence and playfulness. We teach people about emotional awareness, helping people to be happier in themselves and have healthier relationships with clear boundaries and deep intimacy.
We love to inspire positivity and peace! Read Neil's MANIFESTO for a more in-depth 'why'.
We love to inspire positivity and peace! Read Neil's MANIFESTO for a more in-depth 'why'.
Meet the team
Neil Morbey, Positively-Mindful.com
"I started Positively-Mindful in 2015 , after 5 years of intensive study of meditation, dance, coaching and positive psychology with teachers in the UK, USA and Thailand. I originally trained as a landscape architect and after 12 years in successful practice I finally remembered that my core passion was helping people with confidence, self- awareness and compassion. So I decided to accept myself and start again! I also found a deep connection to the practice through my 15 year rock climbing obsession.
My only resistance to Meditation, Buddhism, Tantra and Mindfulness was that they lacked the 'playfulness' that I enjoyed in my life. I wanted to bring a mindfulness practice that gave people a full range of experiences - Playfulness and Presence.
My vision is to work specifically with anyone who is bogged down by stress and anxiety, as I was, and with children - to help them become emotionally resilient without the traumas! So I work in schools, in businesses and I give group workshops and private tuition. I split my classes into workshops and playshops! That way you can try whatever appeals to you! I have trained in Mindfulness (including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Meditation (Vipassana, Metta Bhavana, Stoic and others), Coaching, Clowning, Laughter Yoga, Dance and Holistic Massage. I want to bring all of these together in one place and facilitate people to find their sense of happiness, confidence and connection. "
"I am passionate about helping children and adults learn emotional and mental skills to untangle worry and confusion and rediscover clarity and inspiration so that they can enjoy the process and be the change they love to see in the world. I even volunteer for Bristol Mind as an advocate, helping people with mental health issues take on the world! " - Neil Morbey
Mark Dunn, PositiveMeditation.com
"Despite an outwardly successful life - a senior position in the music industry, the perfect family, a beautiful house etc - I had always suffered from a seemingly uncontrollable mind. My inner world was very far from perfect. Endless negative thinking caused mood swings and exhaustion and finally led to the break-up of my marriage. Shortly afterwards I reached rock bottom. I could no longer live with the constant churning of my worrying mind and realized that I had to find a new way of being.
So I began to search for wisdom and for techniques that could release me from suffering. I left my job in London and, over the next five years, worked with yogis, spiritual masters, mindfulness experts and meditation teachers and studied with the wise and liberated in various places around the world.
The more I learned, the more I experienced joy and inner freedom. Through combining the best aspects of the most powerful methods, I found a solution that worked for me. As a result, I started to develop my own practice, which slowly evolved into Positive Meditation, which works in conjunction with Positively-Mindful.
Through the application of Positive Meditation I was able to stop myself as I entered into negative thought patterns. This new way of being changed my life dramatically and I began to live in The Now. Over time, I have developed the profound ability to love and accept whatever life throws at me and this has been a great liberation.
As my practice evolved, I noticed that friends started coming to me with their own problems and that I was able to help them. I decided to offer Positive Meditation to everyone that wanted to try it. Now, over six years later, thousands have tried the technique and many continue to tell their friends about it. Check out my website: positivemeditation.com
Dance Movement Psychotherapist (MA, BSc Hons.); Radical Allowing Practitioner;
Focusing and Children Focusing Practitioner.
My name is Mareike, I was born in Germany and have been living in Bristol
since 2016. I am passionate about exploring creative ways that enable me
to help my clients to deepen the connection with themselves, others and
their environments, such as writing, dancing, art and play.
Sometimes words are not the best way to express our deeper, more subtle
inner experiences. As a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, I offer a wide
range of creative ways to explore connection, emotions and expression as well as deeper
psychological issues. This can be through movement, play, and the use of art and imagery as
well as talking. Dance Movement Psychotherapy is based on the idea that body movement
reflects inner states of being. Using movement as a form of communication can be a gateway
into the deeper places inside us, through which forgotten, repressed, non-verbal, or
inexpressible feelings and memories can be expressed and integrated. In particular Dance
Movement Psychotherapy can help us to unlock our own inner resources, find new
perspectives, and realise our sense of safety within the body.
For me the essence of working with another person is to be present, as a human being. The
core of my work lies in providing a safe and trusting environment in which your inner processes
can unfold in their own time and their unique way.
Since 2012 I have practised Focusing and Radical Allowing, which equip me with a deep
sensitivity towards the more subtle and complex ways of inner experiencing. I find this
invaluable in my work and day to day life. This approach can be especially beneficial in working
with trauma, using the Felt Sense, the body’s deeper knowing to unlock and release the trauma.
My greatest passion is in supporting people working through early developmental trauma and
attachment issues, which may affect many areas of life for both children and adults.
I have experience working with both children and adults, in particular with young people with
emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have also focused on developing skills to help people
with autism, learning difficulties, acquired brain-injuries and physical disabilities.
Since 2016 I have facilitated Dance Movement Therapy groups in schools, nurseries and
rehabilitation centres as well as seeing clients privately.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy and the other practices I offer work equally well on a 1-2-1
basis or within small groups, and I offer both these types of sessions. Contact me to discuss how I can help. firstname.lastname@example.org 07512250306
Ana Jorge, Yoga and Dance
MA DMP, RDMP
Ana has worked as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with a wide range of clients in various places such as schools, NHS, care homes, refugees, institutions and specialized schools/institutions for people with special needs. Her main field of expertise is with clients with Autism, Asperger, Trauma and Attachment Disorders. She also has experience working with learning disabilities, special needs, challenging and emotional behaviours, dementia, anxiety, phobias, depression, personality disorders and somatic problems manifested in the body.
Currently Ana is working as a Creative Art Therapist at Priory College with students diagnosed with Autism and Asperger aged (15-21 years old) and at Bourne Family Project with children aged (6-13 years old). She also delivers workshops and CPD trainings in dance movement therapy at universities, institutions and other organizations. Ana is working for Dance Voice as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist at Greenfield Primary School. She facilitates dance movement psychotherapy group sessions for children (aged 5 to 10). In her sessions she creates a warm, safe and trustful environment to explore emotions, movements and thoughts. Music and props are often incorporated to encourage the extension of movement, self- expression, and socialization. These sessions enhance the students’ social, emotional and relational growth, leading to a more mindful and integrated understanding of themselves and others.
Neil's TEDX talk: Playfulness and Presence
"This has absolutely been the best experience of complimentary therapy (or indeed of any therapeutic activity!) I have ever had. I have already recommended him to pretty much everyone I speak to!"
(Lulu, Bristol, November 2015)