Who we are
We are fully registered mindfulness teachers with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand (MTIA), professionally trained to deliver internationally-recognised and research-based courses developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Together we have over 30 years of experience both practicing and teaching mindfulness to 1000's of people from many walks of life and in a variety of contexts.
Our passion and commitment is to advance the health and wellbeing of individuals through delivery of evidence-based mindfulness programmes that have been tested and proven over time, as well as to address the unique needs of organisations through customised mindfulness-based wellness programmes.
Betsy is an Organisational Development consultant and facilitator who specialises in mindfulness training and coaching. Originally from a corporate background, Betsy has over 15 years of experience working in a consulting capacity with organisations in a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, not-for-profit, government and private organisations. She has delivered training to leaders and managers in the areas of self-awareness/emotional intelligence, interpersonal dynamics and leading change, as well as facilitated many team building and strategic planning initiatives. She has extensive experience using the Appreciative Inquiry methodology which offers a strengths-based approach to achieving positive change in organisations.
Betsy strongly believes that individual wellbeing is critical for optimising engagement, satisfaction and effectiveness in life and work. She facilitates the MBSR programme as well as delivering mindfulness and leadership training courses for organisations. Betsy is valued for her ability to authentically connect with clients in a warm, down-to-earth manner and inspire them to bring out the best in themselves and others.
Betsy’s professional qualifications include:
MBA (Dist) from the University of Canterbury
BA in Psychology from Princeton University
Registered MBSR trainer through MTIA
Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science
Neave is a Registered Mindfulness Teacher, Gestalt Therapist and Parenting Coach. Over the past 25 years she has worked as an early childhood educator, family counsellor, adult educator, parent mentor and mindfulness teacher. During this time she has headed the telephone counselling agency Parentline, run her own in-home preschool, worked as a psychotherapist at the Home and Family Centre and in private practice and delivered a Mindfulness in Schools programme to around 600 children on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
Neave has also delivered a 4-week introduction to mindfulness course and the highly acclaimed 8-week MBSR programme to 1000's of adults over the past few years.
Neave has been practicing mindfulness since 1992 and her passion in life is to introduce as many people as possible to the benefits of mindfulness so that they may experience first hand improved health, reduced stress, clarity of thought, increased emotional intelligence and a greater sense of compassion for self and other.
Neave's professional qualifications include:
PP Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (EC)
Registered MBSR Trainer (MTIA)
NZ Steiner (EC) Cert
Certified PBS Facilitator
Mindfulness Works Qualified Trainer
MB-EAT (Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training) Qualified Trainer