After many years in the IT industry, working in support and management, a change of location and lifestyle pushed Helen to realise her desire to be someone who helps others in their emotional troubles.
Helen came to mindfulness as part of her own coping strategies for managing her mental wellbeing and health, after a long journey with depression and anxiety which began with depression after the death of her mother in her early teens.
Many years as a manager in busy, stressful IT departments has given Helen experience in coaching and mentoring staff with stress related mental illness on their return to the workplace. This encouraged Helen to explore ways to support her staff and herself through stress related illness, utilising mindfulness techniques. Exploring the science behind mindfulness makes convincing arguments for its benefits in the workplace and home life.
To further her expertise in the area of mentoring and coaching for management, mindfulness for groups or individuals and general understanding of the complexity of the human condition, Helen has completed a diploma in Counselling & Psychology, and has qualified as a Mindfulness Now Teacher.
Helen has gained the training and skills to help others with their own issues and is specialising in anxiety, depression and bereavement support. She has created the Resilient Manager Toolkit to coach managers to overcome stress, improve resilience and become first-class leaders.
As part of the Scopism paper on The Jigsaw Organization I contributed an article on the importance of managing the diversity of personality in your organisation. Here is the interview from the #ITSMCrowd YouTube channel.
In this interview, our Mindfulness Teacher, Helen, talks to Siobhan Riordan from The Silver Tent, about her experiences with Mindfulness.