Dr Shara Drysdale (BScHons.DClinPsych)

Consulting Psychological Educator: Wellbeing, Resilience & Mindfulness

Sharing Supportive Solutions 

A member of the British Psychological Society and

New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

 

 

"It's not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves" Sir Edmund Hilary 

 

Resilience


Educational resources with practical skills and creative exercises that help  to support enhanced wellbeing and greater resilience.

Mindfulness


Mindfulness for day-to-day living: a practical workshop and one-on-one teaching with accessible 'how to tools'  that explores what exactly mindfulness is (and is not), the science supporting it and how this practice enables a greater sense of ease, connection, stress reduction and productivity .  

Stress Management


Learn about the stress response, the related brain-body connection and the different skills and strategies that  help us better manage stress - promoting our capacity to enjoy a sense of increased calm, courage and confidence.


Dr Shara Drysdale (D.Clin.Psych)

About...

Shara is inspired by the field of integrative and positive psychology, mindfulness and contemporary, innovative brain science that supports the neuro-plasticity of the brain and our capacity to develop and practice resilient habits and skills across our entire life path. 

 

Shara seeks to empower individuals to consider creative solutions to life transitions, facilitating the discovery of new meaning and the pathway to positive change. She is passionate about helping individuals to flourish and reach their potential, sharing simple, evidence based resources with an accessible, authentic and practical teaching style.   

 

Shara has travelled widely; her integrative vision of wellbeing and resilience has been influenced by her experience and education within many countries and cultures including Switzerland, France, the UK and more recently New Zealand. She holds a first class honours degree and Doctorate within her studies of psychology and was awarded the Social Science Faculty prize for academic excellence during her first degree. Part of her doctoral thesis explored the role of a mindfulness processing technique compared with thought suppression to manage recurrent thoughts. This experience catalysed her early interest in mindfulness which over the years, has steadily evolved to inspire her life and practice. Shara has created a book (in press) to help convey the essence and practice of mindfulness for the younger readership. 

 

Alongside this, her most recent title seeks to provide practical resilience and wellbeing skills, including mindfulness, for adults;  This will be available in 2019. 

 

"Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going..."

Dr Carol Dweck 

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

   


This is an educational and information sharing service and is not intended to replace guidance from your GP/health practitioner