My goal is to work alongside you,
within a protected, confidential and trusting environment
creating a space
where reflection, awareness, and creativity
Open Energy combines a passion for Mindfulness and Professional Supervision to offer people proactive, individual or group supervision; workshops;
and self care skills.
Professional Supervision, Coaching & Workshops
Individual Professional Supervision and Coaching
Group Supervision and tailored workshops for communication and interpersonal skills
Pause Breathe Smile trained facilitator.
Community mindfulness practice
Mindfulness workshops tailored to meet the needs of group or individual
In collaboration with West Coast Weddings to celebrate your wedding vows
I have worked with youth for over 30 years, developing and facilitating group youth development programs, projects and events, as well as working individually in a counselling role.
A past chairperson of the West Coast Youth Workers Collective for 8 years, growing and supporting Youth Workers to network for training, increasing professionalism, and creating positive opportunities and outcomes for youth. This has evolved into professional supervision and coaching.
Alongside this passion of working with people, I am a student of meditation, exploring methods to live with increased awareness and compassion. A development of this has been the sharing of mindfulness education with children and adults.
I am a parent of three adult children, with a husband, living on a rural property on the West Coast, growing as much of my fruit and veges as I can.
Today, I am aligned to a growing number of people who place ‘time’ as a most valuable and precious commodity for a fulfilling life. I am inspired by the GISIT principles:
Ground- Importance of where it is in your life, connection, belonging on the planet.
Input- Food, books, people, movies etc.
Stimulation- How to expand and challenge the mind.
Integration- Time for weaving the above to make sense of them.
Transcendence- With the previous 4 in place, everyday there is opportunity to notice transcending wisdom in small pieces as they occur.
In my professional capacity, I am a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) and am accountable to this Code of Ethics.
I hold a Grad.Dip Adolescent Health and Welfare, and a Post Grad Cert Professional Supervision.
I currently offer a range of individual and group workshops and programs, in the areas of mindfulness, youth development, mediation, professional supervision and coaching, and most recently, services as a marriage celebrant.
For me, David Whyte sums this up perfectly.....
“We want to work smarter rather than harder’ yet all of us are familiar with frantic busyness as a state that continually precludes us from opening to the quiet and contemplation it takes to be smart.
The fast-moving mind rebels against slowing the pace because it intuits that it will not only have to reassess it's identity but also take time to recover and re-create, and of course when we are in buzzing- worker-bee mode, that would be a loss of momentum difficult to justify.
We do not even have time to find out if our momentum is taking us over the nearest cliff”.
“If we are serious about the soul at work, and the creativity that sustains a soulful work life, all of us must confront the question of quiet and contemplation in the workplace.
But silence means many things to many people”..........
From David Whyte, (2002) The Heart Aroused - Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, Crown Publishers.