Consultation & Training
"Tiny actions can fundamentally alter your relationship to the world for the better..."
(Professor Mark Williams & Danny Penman)
"A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life"
(Dr Christopher Germer)
Mindfulness is a practice that enhances our capacity to live in the present moment with increased ease and less judgement. Research in neuroscience indicates that mindfulness positively impacts brain patterns linked to stress, helping to soothe and ‘switch off’ the stress response. It also enhances our capacity for resilience, creativity, connection and decision-making.
Typically, we all live day-to-day on intermittent ‘auto-pilot’ and as 'mental time travellers' - frequently spend time dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. With practice, mindfulness helps us shift mental ‘gears’ into the present moment with a sense of curiosity and kindness. We are then in a position to become less reactive and more responsive, to make clearer decisions and to enhance our emotional wellbeing and capacity to thrive.
Shara's teaching style is clear, accessible and encouraging, drawing on the latest research and brain science; Her relevant approach includes practical 'how to' exercises, guidelines and take away tips for immediate practice for both individuals and groups, with application in life and the workplace.
"It's like standing inside a sheltered place looking out at a storm. Eventually the storm will pass... "
(Dr Rick Hanson)
This is an educational and information sharing service and is not intended to replace guidance from your GP/health practitioner
Dr Shara Drysdale (BScHons.DClinPsych): Consulting Psychological Educator... Empowering Positive Change:-
Resilience, Wellbeing & Mindfulness.
A Member of the New Zealand Association of
Positive Psychology and the British Psychological Society