Hi, I am Claire
I started my mindfulness journey when I was working as a freelance translator. Realising the constant time pressure and demands were taking a toll on my mind and body, I began exploring tools to look after my wellbeing. I’ve now been practising yoga for nearly 15 years and meditation for over ten years. In 2018, I attended a mindfulness-based stress reduction course that provided the missing piece to my meditation and yoga practice. Mindfulness turned my idea of self-care and wellness on its head.
After just a few weeks of practice, my mind was more focused, I slept better, I reacted less to stressful situations, and I enjoyed life more, and it had ripple effects on my family and colleagues.
It also made me realise that modern life poses challenges to adults and children alike, and when I came across ‘Mindfulness Matters’ The Eline Snel Method, a renowned mindfulness course adapted to children, I knew I wanted to teach mindfulness to as many young people as possible.After qualifying as a mindfulness child trainer and teaching children for a while, it seemed only natural to train to teach mindfulness to adults too.
I offer in-depth, structured mindfulness courses for adults and children and teenagers. I create a safe space for participants to learn mindfulness tools, which they can take away and apply to their day-to-day lives.
I also have been teaching French and translation at top London universities, including Imperial College, for over ten years, so I have a deep understanding of the impact of stress and pressure on education staff as well as on young people.
As a parent to two daughters, I have experienced first-hand how challenging and testing the times we live in can be for children, teenagers and young adults.
I teach in English and French, which is my mother tongue, but my mindfulness training was in English, and I have lived in London for 25 years.
I am fully insured, and I hold an enhanced DBS certification.
Take a look at my testimonials to see some comments from past course participants.
Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training
100-hour mindfulness Teacher Training course that qualifies me to teach Zenways' Meditation and Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing course to adults (from 20 year old).
The course is accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and Zenways is recognised by the College of Mindful Clinicians, set up by Prof. Dr Russell Razzaque, for its role in developing and delivering retreats, approving certification and providing supervision to its teachers.
Mindfulness Trainer for Teenagers
12-hour specialisation training course that qualifies me to teach Mindfulness Matters! The Eline Snel Method course to teenagers (12-19).
Mindfulness Trainer for Children
99-hour training course that qualifies me to teach Mindfulness Matters! The Eline Snel Method course to children (5-11).
Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
University of Westminster (London), 2017
MA in Translation
Ecole d'Interprètes internationaux (Mons, Belgium), 1995
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Each year, to renew my certification to teach mindfulness, the Academy for Mindful Teaching and Zenways respectively require that I attend a 5-day silent retreat and undertake a minimum of 6 hours CPD, and 10 hours of live learning and self-studying.
I have access to personal support from mentors in both organisations, whom I can contact whenever I need advice about a client.
CPD complements my daily mindfulness and yoga practice, as well as the self-development and knowledge building workshops I regularly attend.