About Us

 Jayne Howie, Director of Everyday Mindfulness Scotland,  Mindfulness Trainer, Counsellor and Yoga Teacher:

Jayne became the Director of Everyday Mindfulness Scotland in April 2017. (E.M.S)  She comes from a background of promoting social change in people and a wealth of experience from working in the statutory & voluntary sector and further education. She worked for ten years across a range of care settings, including mental health, child protection and addiction, before moving into training and higher education. She lectured at the University of the West of Scotland for 14 years and continued her interest in emotional wellbeing, by incorporating mindfulness interventions with students, researching and writing articles on the subject. She learned about meditation initially through yoga and after practising both for 10 years went on to complete a Yoga Teaching Diploma. She became aware of mindfulness through her counselling training, experiencing first-hand the ability it has to influence the stressors in people’s lives. It’s a way of opening your inner resources and empowering yourself. Jayne has a holistic ethos, believing and working with the links between mind and body. She incorporates this philosophy into her daily life style and her teaching comes out of self-practice. Over the last few years she has combined her love of counselling, mindfulness and yoga in her work with EMS and developing her own Private Practice .  She values the experience and benefits of regular practice and adheres to the UK good practice guidelines having regular supervision and attending retreats and is listed with the UK Mindfulness Network

Aryln Bolton, Associate Mindfulness Teacher and Counsellor :

Arlyn has been employed in the social care field and voluntary sector for over 10 years, working to support people with their homelessness, mental health and addiction. She is an experienced practitioner who has delivered group work programmes in these areas and has amalgamated her experience to work in private practice as a counsellor and mindfulness trainer, contact Arlyn . She is passionate about the way mindfulness can contribute to personal change and growth through the development of our inner resources. Mindfulness was introduced to Arlyn while undertaking a diploma in therapeutic counselling in 2011 and she went on to complete the MBSR with Everyday Mindfulness Scotland and her Adult teacher training and the Youth Mindfulness programme in 2016. She teaches mindfulness to adults and to children and is strongly committed to helping individuals develop their own relationship to mindfulness so that it is personally and professionally relevant to them.

Details of other Associates: Mindfulness Teachers:

Louise Lapsley -I was introduced to mindfulness 4 years ago, and seeing the benefits mindfulness made to all aspects of my life I have been practising ever since. I have an honours degree in health and social care and have worked in social work for over 13 years. I have trained with both Everyday Mindfulness Scotland and Youth Mindfulness and I am a fully qualified adult mindfulness, youth mindfulness and Soma (teens) teacher.  I’m a mum, of 2 lovely energetic boys. I have realised through mindfulness the importance of being present, enjoying the moment and self-care. I aspire to share with communities the benefits mindfulness can bring to overall wellbeing.

 

Carlo Farnocchi – After a career working for large multinational organisations, I know the stresses and demands that come with our busy, modern lives. Several years ago, I was introduced to mindfulness and its ability to help us better respond to the challenges and demands that life presents us with. Mindfulness helps us to grow, develop and flourish; skilfully choosing behaviours and strategies that emerge from having a different relationship with our thoughts and emotions. It’s been invaluable in my life and I now teach and share mindfulness with others.”