Master your Mind and Thrive
I'm Bella Glover, a British trained Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and founder of beingwell. I have always been fascinated by the role the mind plays in shaping our lives. Why is it that some people overcome incredible obstacles to reach their potential and thrive, whilst others struggle to more forward with their lives? Coming across so many people who are burnt out, anxious and living in survival mode made me wonder how this could be addressed differently. How can we learn to be our best selves and move from being ill to a state of being well?
I studied psychological approaches to the mind that give us tools to change the way our brain works, boost self esteem, increase resilience and build on strengths. My training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy opened up a world of potential and possibility for understanding why we think and act the way we do.
I also trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which provides us with an alternative way of being. Mindfulness teaches us to create self awareness and the space to open up, experience and notice the present moment. This focus
on the present enables us to choose how we respond to all of our experiences, including difficult ones.
Whether you're an individual seeking support, a company searching for wellbeing training, or another organisation wanting to set up a wellness programme for staff or patients. I'm here to share my knowledge, and improve your own health and happiness with the excellent combination of CBT and the practice of mindfulness. Learn to Master your Mind and Thrive.
I look forward to meeting you
"People are not disturbed by things, but by their view of things." Epictetus, Stoic Philosopher
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Often people are trapped in an endless cycle of "why", questioning the past and often stuck there. CBT's focus is a more practical approach that focuses on the present, and moves you away from the mind that constantly questions "why am I like this?" to the more practical and active "what can I do about it?". CBT is grounded in science, it's backed by a lot of research and is goal driven and focused. It is also a short term therapy.
How does CBT work?
Our brains are continually shaped by our thoughts and experiences so we need to be really careful what we tune into and what we allow to create our reality. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can influence how we think and feel. So changing behaviours and thinking patterns is the foundation of this therapy. CBT is not a quick fix though and involves effort during and between sessions. I'll never tell you what to do but will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on to help you improve your situation. I'll also advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life at the end of treatment so you feel confident in keeping yourself on track.. The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between 4 and 12 weekly sessions lasting 55 minutes each.
Who comes for CBT?
My clients are people who are trying to make the best of their life but have lost the balance and are seeking a stronger and more positive sense of self. Some people may have a specific issue they want to work on. "I have social anxiety and want to be more confident" or "I am a chronic worrier and I've had enough of feeling this way". Perhaps you have been given a diagnosis such as"clinical depression" or “acute stress and burnout”. CBT has lots of clinical evidence to show it is effective in treating a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.
What happens in Therapy?
Sessions are very collaborative. Initially we understand your current problems and create goals to work towards and achieve. Together we work to understand the role your behaviour and thinking may play in contributing to your current difficulties. Trying out different strategies and tools provide you with some alternative ways to approach your problems. Learning about how the mind works and the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and actions can be very helpful in looking at yourself from a different perspective.
Per 60 minute session: CHF 185.-
Online session: CHF 165.-
Therapy costs are not covered by health insurance.
“One should become master of one’s mind rather than let one’s mind master him.”
Mindfulness is an approach that brings some more compassion and acceptance our way. Not preoccupied with doing, with reaching goals, with finding solutions - mindfulness provides us with an alternative way of being. With its focus on self awareness and the space to open up and notice the present moment, it helps us to choose how we respond to experiences. To step back, to pause, to observe how we are thinking and feeling - and to then react. Powerful stuff. It combines excellently with CBT too.
Beingwell offers flexible courses, workshops and seminars which draw on the fields of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence, and the work of Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and other Mindfulness pioneers. The integration of science with meditation brings a wonderful wise foundation for improving our lives. Research in this area of study suggests mindfulness offers benefits to our health and wellbeing by shifting the way we relate to our experiences. Scientific studies highlight that a mindful approach:
strengthens our emotional balance
builds resilience and interpersonal effectiveness
helps us achieve greater focus and concentration
improves decision making and communication
If you'd like some individual Mindfulness classes or would like me to run a course or workshop then please get in touch. I run courses for a minimum of 12 people and can cater the length of the course to suit your needs.
Keen on reading more? Check out these sites for further inspiring information on Mindfulness: mindful.org, bemindful.co.uk, headspace.com
Mindfulness for Work
In many organisations workers are running on overdrive, leaving teams with a heavy burden of absent colleagues due to stress, illness, exhaustion and burnout. Meditation is no new concept for this generation. Science and the media has written so much about its scientific and psychological benefits that mindfulness is becoming something that people are keen to give a go. Its already happening in many corporate cultures. Google, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Yahoo and KPMG have invested in mindfulness training for their employees. Does your organisation want to provide a positive opportunity for your team to learn some effective strategies to boost their potential and promote their wellbeing? If so mindfulness could be the solution.
At workshop events your colleagues and staff will learn everything needed to start and continue their meditation practice. They will become familiar with specific meditation and mindfulness techniques and learn a simple practice that can easily be incorporated into their life. Some clinical research helps to ground the practical elements with a scientific foundation.
Having worked and taught mindfulness techniques to a variety of clients in the UK National Health Service struggling with stress and burnout, I am experienced in communicating the value of meditation and it's grounding in clinical research. Seminars focus on boosting wellbeing in the workplace by balancing both theoretical information and practical mindfulness techniques.
On site meditation courses
I offer on site meditation classes in a structure which tailors to your needs. A chance to learn a technique that is scientifically proven to help reduce stress, enhance intuition, improve concentration and approach problems in a different way. So take a break from your desk and allow your mind to shift from mind full to mindful.
Get in touch
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