Mindfulness Team Development, Group Facilitation and Coaching


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Mindful Team Development, Group Facilitation and Coaching
Mindfulness - Peace  -  Clarity  -  Transformation
I offer to work with professional teams/staff in e.g. companies, schools, hospitals, colleges on 

  • Building/maintaining a healthy, effective and high performing team in ways of communication skills, motivation, collaboration and the existing or potential collective endeavour. We will be looking at identifying and assessing conflicts and obstacles that might be in the way of the team’s optimal performance and how they can be resolved
  • Working mindfully with difficult group dynamics and conflict
  • Personal and Spiritual Development
  • Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in the working environment

In distinction and addition to more conventional methods to support this process, the mindful approach includes methods that involve the felt sense of the body and the power of the spirit. For example, to identify strengths and needs of team members, body awareness can be extremely helpful to complete the evaluation of past experiences, feelings and thought processes.
To strengthen the spirit, mindfulness, meditation and other stress reducing techniques will be introduced to still the mind and access a greater wisdom in the matter.
It is well documented that both the use of the body and the use of mindfulness help freeing our full potential and are an essential support for a healthy organisation and team:  Each person feels part of the team and well supported in order to create success for the whole (company, school etc) while experiencing a high level of satisfaction and wellbeing in themselves.
Group facilitation
I'm available as a group facilitator for a variety of subjects, like Team Building, Mindfulness at the Workplace, Yoga and Mindfulness as Methods for Stress Reduction and Greater Wellbeing, Mindful Yoga for Trauma Relief, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Psychological and Spiritual Self Development. Most of these groups will count as part of your CPD.
I also offer my own groups and workshops, which can be viewed on the Events Page.
Ideal Group Sizes are between 6 and 12 participants.
Group facilitation in contrast to 1:1 settings offers a diversity of relationships similar to real life. It is optimal ground within which to explore different ways of contact with each other and the self. The participants find a deeper sense of their true nature and come to understand what is going on in their present lives in the light of their past experiences. Trust, openness and speaking out freely transforms the group into a safe and secure place, where it is ok to experiment with and share a newly found truth. Eventually fear and shame can be overcome and a deep understanding towards ourselves and each other arises. Beginning to know that “I am ok the way I am!” is a truly wonderful and freeing experience.
Coaching (1:1)
Finding YOUR way
Whatever your endeavour might be – creating a new career, fining out what your life is about, managing a crisis in your family or in your business or company -  if  you are interested in a mindful approach, that will surpass your thinking mind, than you will probably enjoy working with me.
I will support you in finding out and creating what YOUR life is about and how to go about it. It is my passion and a great privilege to be allowed to help you reconnect with your essential self and deep inner purpose. We will assess your talents and strengths and find ways how they can flourish and support your aim by overcoming obstacles and limitations. We will rekindle your belief in yourself, the flame of passion for your life and the joy of being who you are.

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)



Read more about mindfulness at work


"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?




With ‘Mindfulness at Work in Cornwall (MWC)’ Spirit of Growth offers... Read full event details

Date by arrangement - please contact us.

An Exploration of our True Nature through Meditation, Contemplation and Inquiry


I will offer a space to get together and exchange our spiritual experiences and longings, an evening to... Read full event details

Date by arrangement - please contact us.