As an amputee and fibromyalgia patient, Jackie started practicing Mindfulness in order to help manage her pain. Having worked as a registered nurse and later as a counsellor with Relate and with young offenders and their families, Jackie decided to pursue Mindfulness teaching as a career. She now holds a Mindfulness teaching qualification from the University of Bangor and aims to introduce Mindfulness to people from every walk of life.
Introduced to the Western world in 1979 by John Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness is a method of holistic stress and pain management taught through various meditations and other practices. "It is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgemental way to what is going on in your body and mind and in the world around us," says Jackie. Giving brides-to-be the perfect method of getting through the inevitable pre-wedding panic and making the run up to the big day more enjoyable all round!