My name is Sam. I'm 37 and mother to Alice (7) and William (4). I discovered mindfulness 2.5 years ago. I loved my family but was in desperate need of some self-care and time out from life and booked myself on a mindfulness retreat. What I learned in that 5 days changed my life forever and mindfulness has become a big part of my life and also my family's life. Me, my husband and my children all meditate daily(ish) and we try to live a lot more in the moment...which is actually easier for the kids as they tend to do this anyway!
I have a history of post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and have suffered multiple bereavements. I have been a sales assistant, stewardess and a police officer (very random career choices!) Having recently graduated with a degree in Psychology I am now training to be a counsellor and am pursuing mindfulness teacher training. In the near future I would like to start running my own mindfulness classes and once qualified will offer counselling sessions incorporating talking therapies with mindfulness techniques.