A one day workshop in collaboration with

Catherine Adams

Finding Purpose in a Frantic World

Finding Purpose in a Frantic World

Thursday 8th November 2018, 9.30am - 5.00pm
The Garden Studio
26 Newton Road
W2 5LT

You were born with potential.
... You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings ...
Learn to use them and fly.

Mindshift is a process combining Western psychology careers techniques with Eastern philosophy practices to help understand the whole self.  Clare and Catherine, through their own professional practice and personal journeys have identified a growing need to support women transitioning into mid-life.  Their particular focus is on how to help women rediscover purpose and motivation.
Feelings of low self esteem and confidence, a sense of lack of relevance and direction and confusion around skill sets are common feelings amongst women in mid-life, particularly, (but not exclusively) if they have taken time out of the work place to raise children.  Without the right tools, these feelings can be difficult to shift. 

The practices and exercises in this small-group workshop will tap into the unconscious mind, whilst paying attention to the rhythms of our bodies and our breath.  When we begin to silence the mind chatter, we are able to let go of judgment and past conditioning, helping to uncover personal insights that may have become hidden or lost and unlock innate potential.  Together we will explore your motivation for seeking change, leading you to renewed purpose and realistic goal setting.  It may relate to re-entering the workplace, changing career or finding personal fulfilment in other ways – as a mother, carer, friend or volunteer or perhaps through learning a new skill or hobby.  
Working individually and in groups the day will include yoga, breathing and meditation, as well as written exercises.  The practices will draw on on relational psychology and yoga practice and philosophy. 

The Workshop will take place at The Garden Studio, a light filled yoga studio at Catherine's home in Westbourne Grove.  Comfortable clothing is recommended for the yoga based movement exercises.  No previous experience of yoga is needed.

The Garden Studio

The Garden Studio

What people are saying about MindShift

"After devoting the past 21 years to my children, I am not sure what my future holds or what direction I want to take.  Through a carefully planned series of exercises and group activities combining yoga and MindShift techniques, I was able to quieten my mind and look towards my "chapter 3" with clarity, hope and excitement.  The structure of the day with Catherine and Clare and the small group setting, which allowed us all to spend time discussing our stories, was incredibly powerful.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone facing a new chapter in their lives."

"I normally don't like exercises where we have to write or draw and present.  But, afterwards, I was glad we did it.  I was surprised at how much I learnt about myself and feel much clearer about the direction I want my life to move in."

"The venue was really relaxed and inviting. It made me feel like I was in a secure and safe space."

"The MindShift workshop  was a brilliant combination of yoga, yoga philosophy and western psychology coaching techniques.  I have previously found these workshop days too long and concentrated, but the movement between yoga relaxation and stretching, psychological exercises and good old girlie chat made the day fly by - I could have done another 8 hours! It brought up some very interesting questions and gave me some useful tools to understand them.  I felt very cared for.  Really well done! "

The Teachers

Clare Laurent, PhD

Clare has been practising for the past 10 years, helping women flourish in their organisations and professional lives.  She obtained a Distinction in her Masters in Career Management and Coaching at the University of London, where her dissertation focused on women’s obstacles to success and mentoring as a remedial intervention. That research continued in her doctoral thesis (2017), which was described by her examiners as making an important contribution to the field. Clare is the co-author of The Rise of the Female Executive: how women’s leadership is accelerating cultural change (Palgrave, 2015). She lectures and writes research papers on the psychology of women’s careers. Earlier in her career, Clare worked as a lawyer in private practice and in the tech industry, leading the legal and regulatory departments for AOL Europe and Hutchison 3G.  She was named in the Legal Hot 100.

Catherine Adams

Catherine has been a Yoga practictioner for nearly 30 years. She set up the Garden Yoga Studio at her home 7 years ago where she teaches classes and private clients and runs collaborative workshops with Mindfulness Teacher, Rosemary Sandham.  She has trained extensively with US based Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of Parayoga, over the last 8 years and developed a keen interest in the teachings of Yoga Philosophy.  She has been guided through the processes included in this Workshop and continues to implement them into her life. In 2017, Catherine qualified to teach Mindfulness and Yoga to adolescents.  Prior to teaching Yoga, Catherine worked as a Marketing Executive at the BBC and McCann-Erickson Advertising Agency. 

Workshop Format

The day will run from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm with a one hour break for lunch.  There are many cafes and restaurants on Westbourne Grove which are only a few minutes away from the studio. The day will end with an informal group discussion over  tea and homemade cake.

Cost and Booking

Pre-Launch Offer: £250
Includes work book and refreshments and a Planet Organic lunch voucher
Please share with friends and other women who are searching for meaningful purpose

Contact: Catherine Adams: catherine@yogaw2.com
Pay by BACCS
Catherine Adams
Account Number: 03499294
Sort Code: 089286

"It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips

The stride of my step
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me."

Maya Angelou

Our mailing address is:
The Garden Studio
26 Newton Road
W2 5LT