A resting bell is another term for singing bowl - that peaceful chime with an immediate calming and centring effect encountered at the beginning and ending of mindfulness practices.
Several years ago while on vacation I asked myself, "How can I achieve peace-of-mind?" This contemplation was really a surrender to the universe at a time when I had reached one of my lowest points, unable to break free from a downward spiral of thinking which had impacted my general well-being. My internal exploration of this question led me in the direction of mindfulness and Reiki which has positively transformed my life and set me on a path of helping others reach their wellness goals.
After spending most of 27 years in the tech industry, I recently left my job as a customer service leader to start a mindfulness and Reiki practice called Resting Bell Wellness Inc.
I have received certifications in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation and Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation (University of Toronto).
I am currently working towards getting a certification in Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care (University of Toronto).
I am certified to teach Mindfulness Without Borders' Mindfulness Ambassador Program (MAP) and Mindful@Work.
Additionally, I have developed my own Mindful Leadership Workshop geared towards professionals from all walks of life.
I am a trained Reiki Master (level 3) in the Usui and Tibetan methods (through Sunstone Centre), and I am a Reiki Grand Master (level 9) in the DivineYu lineage (through DivineYu Academy). I am a certified Reiki Master Teacher which allows me to train and attune those interested in becoming practitioners themselves in Reiki levels 1, 2 and 3, and I am also certified to teach Holy Fire III.
I dedicate the merit of my practice to all of my mentors and teachers, both past and present. I would not have arrived here without you. I am eternally grateful.
As a Reiki Master, I feel privileged to be a conduit for transmitting universal life energy to clear blockages within your body's energy system, which can help to relieve physical and emotional tension, as well as stress. This gentle hands-on treatment from the east has been used for nearly a century to promote relaxation and wellness.
As your Mindfulness Coach, I will listen and introduce you to a toolkit of meditation practices to guide you towards achieving your wellness goals which might include building resilience to navigate the challenges of your daily life, and staying anchored in the present moment with compassion and non-judgment. As you immerse into your mindfulness practice, your attachments to unhealthy thought patterns will begin to fall away and this shift will enable you to approach life with a fresh attitude.
Benefits of Mindfulness Practice
Minimizes anxiety and stress
Promotes relaxation and well-being
Helps anchor you in the present moment, without judgment of oneself and others
Increases compassion (loving kindness towards oneself and others)
Helps with regulating difficult emotions
Improves attention and focus
Helps you reflect rather than react to situations
Helps you to observe your thoughts as just thoughts, without attaching to them
Promotes a life of trust and collaboration - hallmarks of a mindful leader
Improves your ability to actively listen to information and understand others