Stillness Meditation Therapy Consultancy
The suburban church hall where Stillness Meditation Therapy Consultancy started
It all began after the publication of my first book way back in 1983.
I had written my first book – a recovery memoir recollecting a hard-won escape from difficult years of high anxiety. Due to its focus on helping others to find similar relief, my book received generous publicity. It also brought to community awareness the stories of many people who struggle with the symptoms of chronic or acute anxiety:
nervous tension, exhaustion, ‘burnout’, headaches, butterflies in the stomach, phobias, avoidance behaviour, depression, and the life-limiting isolation of agoraphobia.
It was renowned psychiatrist Ainslie Meares whose medically based and innovative work changed my life. Such challenges and successful outcomes are best shared for the benefit of others. This was an opportunity to give others the possibility of changing their lives. I knew I must take further action.
So armed with Ainslie Meares approval and the support of my husband and family, I took courage and hired space in a suburban church hall.
It soon became known that I offered Stillness Meditation Therapy as a life skill for anxiety relief and management.
People came from far and wide and benefited from my journey through anxiety and how Stillness Meditation Therapy helped me. Very soon, I realised the significance of this, my life’s work.
Clientele increased, and in time I moved to independent premises. I revised my first book and trained in counselling and family therapy/psychotherapy. In 1990-91 I published more books – including a popular fantasy story that introduced children to meditation and stress management. It was essential then for me to educate more SMT teachers. Soon, with the assistance of talented others, our pioneering services introduced meditation into schools.
In recent years anxiety awareness has significantly increased. Yet anxiety is not something new in recent years – or because of reactions to the COVID pandemic. Anxiety is part of the human condition. But it needs to be tamed!
Happily, my deeply felt lived experience, unwelcome though it was at the time, has enabled the story of the SMT consultancy. Thankfully, this initiative continues to offer therapeutic relief, peace of mind and improvement to the lives of others.
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