About Mary Louise Morris  BA , MA

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
 

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I am fascinated by the mind/body connection and have studied it most of my adult life. I am trained as a teacher in yoga, relaxation, mindfulness and am currently training as a focusing practitioner.

My Mission

I passionately believe that happiness and well-being is possible for everyone, no matter what their life circumstances. It is my mission to spread ideas and techniques which give children, teens and adults access to their own innate sense of well-being and happiness. For the past 15 years the focus of my work has been on the well-being of children and young people and those who work with them. I have trained thousands of pupils teachers and staff  in well-being techniques in schools since 2008. You can read more about me on this PDF document.

Mary Louise quickly created a very focused and safe atmosphere which gave staff permission to become aware of their own state. Through gentle and engaging activities, she enabled reflection and relaxation which led to deep experiences of stillness and self-awareness. Her non-judgemental and open style made people feel comfortable and able to take a risk and try something new. It made a real impact on me personally, and many others still refer back to the session.
— Liz Robinson Head Teacher , Surrey Square Primary School, London

What I offer

  • Inset training for school staff

  • Mindfulness training for parents

  • Whole school presentations

  • Mindfulness training for teens (11-18yrs)

  • One to one work with children (6-18yrs)

  • Digital Mind trainings for teens.

Trainings I have done: 

  • Focusing Skills course. (British Focusing Association) 2018

  • Mental Health First Aid Training for young people. 2017

  • Teacher Training in 'dot-be' Foundations with Mindfulness for Schools, 2015

  • Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, at The Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice, University of Bangor, 2013

  • Accredited teacher of the Mindfulness In Schools Programme (MISP) 2012

  • Accredited teacher of Creative Relaxation The Girasol Foundation, 2008

  • Certificate in Integrated Arts in Therapy and Education. Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, 2007

  • Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Sivananda Organisation Bahamas, 2006

  • Yoga Teacher Training Sivananda Organisation India, 2004

 

Teacher Training in .b Foundations 2015