What We Do
Mindfulness workshops and training for groups, organisations and individuals. Wellbeing workshops weaving Mindfulness, Self-Compassion practices, Life Coaching, Yoga and CBT to help improve resilience, grit and perseverance, self-nurture and to develop sustainable self-care routine.
Yoga classes- individual and group
Life Coaching- including career, health, educational, equality and diversity issues.
Specialist CBT for trauma (including EMDR), generalised anxiety and self-esteem.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy- Esther completed the IAPT post graduate diploma at Kings College London and has been practicing CBT NHS IAPT services for over 10 years. She has undertaken further studies in trauma work, (including ENDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy ), Mindfulness Self-compassion, working with long-term conditions and CBT supervision. She is a CBT supervisor.
Her background as a specialist community mental health Nurse provided a strong foundation and experience of working with people from different communities in an inclusive and empowering way and insight into the debilitating effect of mental ill-health not just on the sufferer but on the family and communities. Early partial retirement has released Esther to give back to the community through social change, which is the broad aim of the Nurture-Hub.
Yoga4nurture has been providing free yoga classes generously supported in part by Dana from a few regular students. The concept of generosity – “giving freely” is central to both yoga and mindfulness and has been part of yoga and meditation since the start, for over two thousand years. This was the way I experienced yoga and meditation when I started and I wanted to say thank you to my teachers by passing on the gift. This concept is crucial for social justice as it allows those who would otherwise be excluded to participate as equals.
Our mission is that everyone deserves to learn and practice yoga in a supportive environment irrespective of ability to pay. In a world where yoga has become a commodity, we are proud to maintain the original inclusive philosophy which allows people from different walks of life to come together and share a practice.
In unbalanced world, people who experience adversity are more likely to experience difficulties throughout the lifespan. Adversity limits flourishing. Our aim is to help you to maintain your balance in unbalanced world to help you to flourish.
Esther gained her masters of studies degree from Oxford University in 2018. The philosophy of yoga is surprisingly very similar to the philosophy of CBT and Esther decided to train to teach mindfulness as a way of further understanding the science.
“The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy masters program at Oxford University was the most intense, wonderful and affirming experience offering grounding in knowledge, skills and practice, combining scientific rigour of modern science with the ancient art of meditation and wisdom”
Esther started practicing yoga in 1980s and was lucky enough to find a local Triratna community (then the Friends of Western Buddha) in Croydon where she went for yoga and meditation. She trained to teach under Bram Williams (Bodhi yoga) undertaking the British Wheel of yoga (BWY) Diploma from 2012 to 2015. She is registered with the BWY.
Esther is currently undertaking the personal coaching diploma at the coaching academy and all coaching is offered probono until she is qualified.
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