Mindfulness and Me
I first discovered mindfulness at the age of six, reading Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Staring into a candle flame, trying to see through things as Henry had, I had no idea I was practicing Trataka Meditation at the time. All I knew was it was incredibly relaxing, and I could access a place of stillness which felt incredibly peaceful and precious.
Years later, when I arrived at Lancaster University to study Physics and Cosmology, I joined the Buddhist society, where I gained a deeper understanding of meditation and mindfulness.
I travelled through Nepal and South East Asia, practicing various types of meditation, including Hindu Mantra Meditation and Qigong Meditation. In 2015 I trained with Soul Meditation, and in 2017 I qualified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner. I am also a certified hypnotherapist, and I have a PhD in Physics.
I now practice and teach my own unique blend of practical mindfulness, incorporating scientifically researched techniques, bringing them to real world situations to make them accessible and effective.
Mindfulness has helped me get through many difficult times, from working in a toxic office environment, to the loss of my brother. It has allowed me to see the balance in all things, and to truly enjoy life.
Moments of happiness, sadness, joy and grief are all fleeting.
Beneath it all is the eternal tranquillity of mind.
Using mindfulness, we can learn to live fully in each exquisite moment, knowing that emotions and feelings will pass. This helps us avoid having to numb our feelings with alcohol, drugs, Netflix or chocolate.
It also helps us become better partners, friends, parents, colleagues and managers.
People who live mindful lives have been shown to live longer, have happier marriages, and perform better at work, which leads to a more affluent and happy life.
I am passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness with as many people as possible, especially in the corporate environment where I have personally seen a massive need for stress reduction.
- If you have a very busy mind, and find it hard to focus on one thing at a time…
- If you have management responsibility for others and would like me to train either yourself or your team in mindfulness…
- If you are going through a stressful time in your life and would appreciate some coaching to rediscover your inner peace and set positive goals for your future…
I’m here to help.
I am also available for media interviews and podcasts, to discuss topics relating to mindfulness and inner peace. Simply email me and I will respond as promptly as possible.
Looking forward to working with you,
The short version
Hazel Hardie, PhD is a mindfulness coach and author who helps high performers calm their mind, focus their energy and optimise their performance, using practical and scientific mindfulness techniques.