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Curious about mindfulness and how it can improve your life?

Mindfulness is a natural human quality that can be developed through daily mental training. By unlocking the full potential of your mind and learning to stay present and aware, you open the door to a multitude of life-changing benefits:

Stress Reduction: Learn to manage stress effectively and cultivate a sense of calm amidst life’s challenges.

Improved Focus and Concentration: Enhance your ability to concentrate, leading to increased productivity and efficiency in daily tasks.

Emotional Resilience: Develop the skills to navigate difficult emotions with grace and resilience, fostering a greater sense of inner strength.

Enhanced Self-Awareness: Gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, leading to greater self-understanding and self-acceptance.

Better Decision-Making: Make decisions from a place of clarity and wisdom, free from the influence of reactive emotions or habitual patterns.

Increased Creativity: Tap into your innate creativity and innovation by quieting the mind and fostering a receptive state of awareness.

Improved Relationships: Cultivate deeper connections with others through improved communication, empathy, and presence.

Better Physical Health: Research shows that mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on physical health, including reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and boosting immune function.

Enhanced Overall Well-Being: Experience a greater sense of peace, fulfillment, and contentment as you cultivate mindfulness in your daily life.

Greater Joy and Appreciation for Life: By living in the present moment, you’ll discover a newfound appreciation for the beauty and richness of life’s experiences, leading to a deeper sense of joy and gratitude.

Mindfulness can help with any situation associated with stress, including:

• Over or under eating
• Performance anxiety
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Insomnia
• Addictive behaviours
• Long-term health conditions
• Relationship difficulties
• Burnout
• Menopause
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic fatigue

Mindfulness Coaching with Karen Neil

Karen is an experienced mindfulness teacher and trainer. She uses a person-centred approached, drawing on her experience in health as a pharmacist and health promotion specialist, together with understanding of neurodiversity and special educational needs and disability, to tailor mindfulness to individuals, using components of:

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Mindfulness-based self-compassion
  • Mindfulness-based wellbeing for parents

Karen is a specialist pharmacist, and trustee of the IHPE (Institute of Health Promotion and Education). She offers workshops and training days in addition to working directly with patients.

Karen has been involved in health promotion since qualifying as a Pharmacist in 1994, including roles in community and hospital pharmacy, public health research and undergraduate teaching as a Special Lecturer at the University of Nottingham (Post-doctoral work). She has been increasingly combining pharmacy and mindfulness work in offering ‘optimising wellbeing’ sessions and in her work with the IHPE.

What people say after mindfulness training with Karen

‘I feel much more able to take on projects I would previously have not had the confidence to accept.’
Senior researcher in higher education

‘It is unthinkable that I would have accepted this solo performance without mindfulness training with you.’
Professional musician

‘My symptoms are much easier to manage, and I have been able to reduce the dose of my medication.’
Client with fibromyalgia

‘I have finally achieved the promotion I wanted, with more confidence and less anxiety at interview.’
Staff member, higher education

‘I am fizzing with research ideas’
Researcher in higher education

‘I am no longer defined by anxiety and able to enjoy life much more.’
Adult with long history of anxiety

‘I feel much more connected to my children, and less stressed when they have meltdowns.’
Parent of children with special educational needs

Recent Links 

Mindful Voices in Westminster (

Talking therapy may help menopause mood – study – BBC News

Mindfulness at work protects against stress and burnout, study finds

Mindfulness significantly decreases stress, improves all aspects of burnout, and increases self-compassion and compassion satisfaction in practicing nurses.


All mindfulness coaching appointments take place online. Please book using the booking system below.

Karen Neil health coach & pharmacist
Reduce stress and anxiety
Feel better about yourself
Make better decisions
Improve focus and concentration
Develop better self-awareness
Improve your relationships with others
Manage chronic pain effectively

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