"So far I have had four 1:1 sessions with Neil and am excited about booking the next block. 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! Life hit me with a few curve balls over the course of our sessions - things that I would have expected to knock me sideways. However, amazingly, I just felt stronger and more resilient each time a problem occurred when I had a chance to go over it with Neil. " (Lulu, Bristol, November 2015)
Mindfulness Coaching in Bristol: One to one sessions for tailored and direct learning and coaching - Rediscover yourself.
"Meditation has helped me to relax and feel more hopeful. I didn't imagine how good it would feel. Neil is amazing - he thinks in a new way and is full of positivity - he really transmits that! Everyone should do this. We all have stuck moments and there are better ways to live. The sessions exceeded my expectations so much!" (Camilla, 1-1 coaching, 2017)
I offer individual coaching sessions, in which I aim to cover all of the main course material in just four sessions, whilst providing a tailored approach so that we can look at your individual issues and concerns. These can be really beneficial because they allow us to explore YOUR inner beliefs, where you are 'stuck' and confronting the 'problems' you face, together.
I also offer sessions for those in relationships, wanting to work through things (including families).
A typical coaching session lasts 75 minutes and includes both Meditation practice (20 minutes) and Self-Enquiry discussion (55 mins).
For the meditation element all we need is a quiet place to sit, with a few cushions. Although we will spend a small amount of time on posture the majority of the work is simple practice on which I will guide and answer questions afterwards. We can try different styles of meditation, but at the core of this is Vipassana (or insight) meditation.
In the Self-Enquiry discussion we can explore what causes negative emotions in your daily life; such as anger, rage, frustration, guilt, jealousy, worry or stress or as well as bodily pain and other negative feelings that you may be experiencing. We will use a simple technique in which we can stop and quickly see positive perspectives in every situation and take the right positive action for you, in that moment. Although the sessions are tailored around your personal needs I guide the session to help. I offer encouragement and tools to help but really the art of coaching is also asking inspiring questions and guiding self-discovery.
"I did a one-on-one mindfulness sessions with Neil, for four sessions. I really appreciated the time he took to understand my current situation, what I want to achieve, and the care he took through capturing notes and understanding. I loved how he personalised each session to how I felt on the day and also what I wanted to achieve overall. (Poppy M, Bristol, 1-1, March 2016)
That's a total of 5 sessions that can be uniquely tailored to your time schedule and needs and could give you huge progress towards your goals, desires and dreams - which we will define in the first session.
Positive Meditation sessions are available in person in Bristol or online via Skype. These can be done in my home, in St Paul’s or in a quiet place of your choosing.
Please contact me here to book a session.
After 25 odd years of exploring complementary therapies, and self-help techniques, it can take a *lot* to impress me. And I'm deeply impressed with the approach and coaching abilities of Neil, aka Positively-Mindful (based in Bristol, and world-wide on Skype). His free guided meditations I love include the 'Wellness Mini Meditation' and I feel it would be useful to many. Particularly useful perhaps to those experiencing chronic challenges, where the symptoms themselves (or an increase in them) can cause additional stress that is not particularly helpful in allowing the body to rest and repair. The Loving Kindness meditation is great too, and I look forward to trying the others...I'm particularly sensitive to sound, and visual is my least accessible sense, so I'm very happy to find guided meditations that are accessible for tonal/kinaesthetics ). Thanks for making these freely available Neil (Julie C, 1-1 health coaching, 2017)