Hello, my name is Alys - a very warm welcome to my website.
I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher. I have worked and trained in the field of Emotional Health and Personal Transformation for the last 20 years. I am deeply passionate about growing and evolving, and for us all to be able to access more of our true selves; my own healing journey has led me to train in many different modalities, finding tools to heal and transform my own life and inner wounds on a very deep and fundamental level. Thich Nhat Hanh says: Understanding is Love. This, along with Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired me greatly over my lifetime, and my life’s journey has been to study and learn, cultivating the skills to really see, hear and understand people, on a deep level; and of course this had to start with me understanding myself, and the healing that this understanding has brought me. When we feel understood, we feel loved, and accepted for our own uniqueness, and it’s through this acceptance that real healing occurs. There is much pain in not being seen, heard, and known for whom we truly ‘be’ and much discomfort and disconnection within, when we dont know who we truly are.
For all of us, the path of understaning and befriending our experience requires great gentleness and patience. The deep and persistent tendency to think that something is wrong with us is a prison that prevents us from living and loving fully. Yet as we learn to meet whatever arises in our body, heart and mind with kind acceptance, and a friendly interest, we discover a precious freedom. Rather than being identified as a defective and insufficient self, we can come to trust what Buddhists call our Buddha nature—the awareness and love that are our true essence.
As a mindfulness and meditation teacher, I have benefited greatly from my own mindfulness practice and feel that it weaves together all my life interests and experience. My practice inspires me to keep opening to life's challenges and limitless possibilities. I greatly enjoys sharing the journey of practice with others and continues to engage with regular supervision, ongoing training and personal development, spiritual teachings and dharma retreats to deepen and integrate my practice further.
I have studied with many leading teachers in the field of psychology, emotions, transformational healing, spiritual healing, energy psychology and health, piecing those teachings together and advancing upon them, creating my own unique ‘signature’ for emotional health.