Mindfulness Teacher – Coach – Author
I have 10 years experience in working between Youth Justice and Education, piloting innovative family practice and coaching through change.
Passionate to ‘make a difference’ and following the flow of my creativity, I left behind a well paid, and respected public sector role to take a ‘leap’ into the unknown and open to new lifestyles and ways of contribution.
In 2010, after being awarded a Winston Churchill Research Fellowship, I found myself travelling across America researching alternative restorative approaches that supported families experiencing adolescent abuse. You can view my Churchill Report here.
On return, I founded Alternative Restoratives, as a Training and Professional Awareness Raising Platform. I was committed to developing practitioner training that supported restorative ways of working with adolescent to parent abuse. For two years, I spoke at conferences around England and in Canada before retiring from this field of contribution in 2013.
It is said we all have a book in us, and mine was born when I finally wrote Reclaimed – Turning an Uneventful Life into an Adventure.
My main purpose for writing a piece of my life’s story was to inspire and awaken others to open to their own life purpose and adventure. I have since found myself speaking at women’s groups, facilitating coaching circles and later, training mindfulness based workshops.
With a meditation practice of my own, it seemed natural to train as a teacher with Breathworks and to offer my skills and services by teaching 8 week courses and coordinating residential retreats.
Between May 2017 and September 2018, I deepened my own meditation practice when I lived and worked as a residential retreat coordinator at The Barn Retreat, coordinating over 30 mindfulness retreats. I journeyed with hundreds of beautiful souls.
I currently combine my previous work in criminal justice, restorative work, and mindfulness skills and qualifications, to offer mindfulness based interventions (MBA;s) in UK prisons. I am an Associate of Exeter University and proud to be part of Professor Inmaculada Adarves-Yono’s team that is developing and evaluating Mindful Leaders Projects in Kenyan Prisons. I am currently involved in supporting new UK prison pilots in partnership with Exeter University and Exeter City Football Club.
Listen to Lynette speaking on Phoenix FM (23 December 2015)