Spirit of Growth


"....everything flowers, from within......"
G. Kinnell
"Spirit of Growth" assembles under its wings a selection of transformational pathways, methods and practices in the service of individual and social growth, sparked by the spirit of authenticity, awareness and presence.
Mindfulness and awareness programs for businesses, schools, teams and individuals, offer support in creating or improving a healthy working environment and a team culture, where stress is managed well and where conflicts are approached with a fresh mind, open for creative solutions. With improved resilience and hightened motivation, work becomes more enjoyable for the individual, which will be reflected in a better performance for your company, school or organization. 
Body oriented psychotherapy is a neo-reichian method for deep self development and transformation, supporting individuals and groups in 'becoming, who we really are'. When we know that words are not enough anymore to reach us, where we need to be reached, it is time to re-connect with the wisdom of the body and the essence of our being. 
Gentle healing is offered for people suffering from trauma, anxiety and depression in specially devised workshops and courses using yoga techniques, mindful movement and meditation.

"I bring many years of experience from my own exciting journey into my work. I believe that every being is wonderfully special and it is a privilege for me to support you to find and live your path fully.

Humour, understanding, commitment, awareness and compassion are my main tools to encourage the spirit of growth in the wonderful people I'm working with."

Based in Cornwall I can also be booked for workshops and courses located elsewhere.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

A growing number of businesses are now recognising the benefits of mindfulness including large organisations such as TfL, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and even the Home Office in the UK.

Known benefits include management of stress, improved health and wellbeing, sharpened concentration and enhanced creativity as well as better emotional intelligence.

Spirit of Growth has offered its training for teams at:

Penwith Volunteer Bureau (2013)

Cornwall Environmental Consultants (2014)

Cornwall Wildlife Trust (2014)

'The Vine' Marketing and PR (2015)



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"In a busy agency environment, balancing an ever-growing to do list with the need for creative thinking can be challenging. My team has found working with Ellena a hugely enjoyable and beneficial experience. Through her mindfulness for business sessions we have learnt practical ways to gain perspective on situations, which ultimately reduces stress and increases productivity. I have introduced mindful exercises into our daily routine and would highly recommend Ellena's workshops to other business owners looking for a fresh approach to team training." Lotte Mahon, MD, The Vine Marketing & PR

"Ellena is a friendly and approachable teacher who delivered a structured and accessible course. From knowing nothing about Mindfulness I now understand the ideas behind it and have been given the tools to start using it in my daily life.Since starting the course I feel that my effectiveness at work has increased – I find it easier to concentrate on prioritising tasks and then completing them – and family time has also benefitted by making a conscious effort to make the time I spend with them more enjoyable (tolerance levels have gone up, telling off down!). Life generally seems a bit calmer and more under control."   Phil Hills Consultancy Manager Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd

"Ellena's teaching style is calm and perceptive."    Anne

"Mindfulness in the workplace has helped me to feel more calm and relaxed and has enabled me to be more aware and accepting of my thoughts and feelings. This has led to greater clarity of thinking and ultimately greater productivity."   Lynn, Penwith Volunteer Bureau

"The course has been very informative and helpful, the exercises are very enjoyable, and Ellena is an excellent teacher. "   Deborah

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Upcoming Events

Reducing Stress – Cultivating Resilience

Mindfulness in the Workplace in Your business? Take part in the project, use the introduction offer and contribute your experience.  I’m running a pilot... Read full event details

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We are having to relocate this event and are having a break. We will be back!  # Inspired by Continuum Movement, Latihan, Bartenieff and Laban

A day of mindfulness with your body and your movement.... Read full event details

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