The ethos behind Mindful Pathway is to help you create your own way to a happier and more balanced life at work and at home.
Mindful Pathway is a group of qualified Mindfulness teachers, professional facilitators and coaches who have worked together for a number of years. They seek to offer comprehensive and non-judgemental teaching to facilitate and empower others. You won’t find any big egos here but instead, knowledgeable, down to earth and compassionate people.
Ruth Farenga is the Founder of Mindful Pathway and is Mindfulness Trainer, Professional Coach & Speaker.
Ruth’s values are openness, connection, trust, love and efficiency. She believes in empowering others and connecting with them so that they can achieve their own strengths and success strategies.
Ruth’s Mindfulness training was completed through the National Colleges where she achieved her final Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in May 2015. This was the culmination of 3 years of practice, teaching and assessment, and demonstrates a thorough ability to guide participants in the field. Ruth maintains professional training with institutions such as Oxford Mindfulness Centre (part of Oxford University) as well as ongoing supervision.
Ruth is currently completing a Diploma in Transformational Coaching accredited with the European Council of Coaching and Mentoring with Catalyst 14 in London. She is accepts a limited number of coaching clients – usually for leaders in businesses.
The ethos of Ruth’s mindfulness teaching and coaching is to guide people to find their own path that enables greater fulfilment while developing practical & personal skills to work & live by.
William James Davies DHP(NC), DCMT, CHFP
After a varied career path that took in finance, music and photography, William studied to train as a psychotherapist, and simultaneously began training in mindfulness with the Mindfulness Association, completing their Mindfulness & Compassion Practitioner courses. He then went on to train as a Clinical Mindfulness teacher with the ELK-Health foundation, and is now qualified to teach 8-session courses including Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
William has given talks on the subjects of mindfulness, hypnosis and compassion, and his dissertation ‘Working with Mindfulness & Hypnosis in Psychotherapy’ won the J.P. Nobel award from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. In 2017 he joined the team of mindfulness teachers on a popular meditation app.
William also currently works as a psychotherapist at a wellness clinic near London Bridge, where he often works with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behaviour therapy with a strong evidence base. He is also an Anxiety UK approved hypnotherapist, registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Karen Asprey BSc Psych (Hons) HPD DipCogHyp RCMT
Karen is a registered clinical Mindfulness teacher, Mindfulness-based therapist and hypnotherapist. She teaches Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy courses (MBCT) that are approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She is a keen promoter of teaching the importance of self-compassion as part of a mindful practice.
The fast-growing evidence -base for Mindfulness shows the positive affect self-compassion has on many areas of our health and well-being. Her other areas of interest include stress-reduction in the workplace, helping individuals and companies mindfully optimise their performance, working relationships and physical and mental well-being. Her overarching aim is to help others live life as fully as they can in the present moment.
Laura Sly, Facilitator, Trainer, & Coach
Laura encourages individuals and teams to get to know themselves and each other better to increase wellbeing and effectiveness at work. She particularly interested in what drains and what energises people, and how communication can keep being improved, for everyone’s benefit.
Laura has worked across sectors, including 15 years in statutory, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations where she held senior management roles; and for the last 10 years has worked as a trainer & leadership development consultant supporting individuals and teams in various sectors including healthcare, financial services, retail, tourism, and FPCG.
She has a degree in Social Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Training from the University of Leicester specializing in Organisational Learning, Management Development and Cross-cultural learning.
Laura managed a national leadership development programme, and provided developmental feedback and coaching for senior leaders in UAE government agencies. In the UK, alongside strengths and values-based coaching, her work includes group facilitation and training in areas such as: Impact and Influence, Managing Performance, Effective Feedback, Managing with a Coaching Style, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Time & Energy; and Managing Difficult Conversations.
Gill Turton, PA & Operations Manager
Gill is a compassionate and highly organised individual bringing structure and ease to Mindful Pathway. She works as the Operations manager helping the business run smoothly. Gill’s purpose in life is to allow people’s wellbeing through organisation. She is passionate about mental health and supporting leaders to run companies in the most effective ways for themselves and their employees.
Personally, Gill is an avid supporter of Women’s football, following Arsenal Women and the England team far and wide.
She also operationally supports the St Albans Film festival, bringing entertainment and community to celebrate great movies old and new.