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As well as a mindfulness trainer I am also a coach.

My coaching is mindfulness based because that is the place from which I live my own life.

Mindfulness allows us to be more and more accepting of where we’re currently at. It teaches us to drop the fight with our current reality. That is transformative because it is the fight that is the source of so much of our suffering.

This doesn’t mean that we just accept our lot. It doesn’t mean that we roll over and accept that this is the way it will always be.

Quite the opposite: When we finally drop the fight with ‘what is’ we release the energy to create ‘what’s next?’

So, what is next for you?

Maybe it’s something along the lines of:

  • Developing a new or existing career or business,
  • Achieving greater financial freedom,
  • Deepening your personal relationships,
  • Losing weight and improving your physical health, or
  • Improving your mental health and well being.

I specialise in working with high-achieving professionals who want to reconnect with themselves again. We slow things down and then set about creating the life that you want to wake up to every morning.

The clients I work with all meet three criteria:

  1. They are committed.
  2. They are fun to be around.
  3. They are ready to invest in themselves.

There is no set curriculum. You are the curriculum. You speak your truth. I listen. We dance. You come alive.

My coaching is sometimes direct and always compassionate.

If you want to explore further what working with me would be like, please read the appreciation comments below and then contact me.

 

Appreciation

I have worked in the self development industry for over a decade and the reason I have a coach is that I can’t always see what I can’t see. However, given my experience in the industry it takes someone very special and talented to help me see that stuff.

Chris, I’m writing this to thank you for being my coach. You help me keep things simple, you remind me of what is important in my life. You point out the obvious that I couldn’t see and I always feel energised after our sessions. You allow change to happen from a place of love and kindness. You are a great man and a powerful coach. I am glad you are my coach.

Rich Waterman, Strategic Business Advisor & Speaker.

 

Choose Chris as your coach you become part of his family…..at least that’s how it’s felt to me. Chris is authentic in every way and so is his coaching. He coaches from his heart and he coaches to help people transform their lives.

He is kind and calm but don’t let that fool you. He is challenging when necessary and will certainly say it as it is. That happened this week. It hurt but he spoke the truth to me. He is also very sensitive and so knows just how far to go. He went far enough to enable a shift in me that has moved me further towards living who I truly I am, not the me who is apologetic for taking up space on this planet and who hides herself for fear of not being good enough. We all do it!

He gifts a safe space for vulnerability to be shown; raw emotion. Not just mine, but his too. He’s been though the mill himself. He get’s me and he will understand you too. At the same time he is highly professional and his coaching leads you on a journey of deeper self discovery both personally and professionally.

I’ve been working with Chris for over a year and in that time he has challenged me to really think about what I want. There’s been a lot of hard work, laughter, tears and tissues. There have been aha moments related to both my personal and professional life. There have been moments when intellectual knowings have finally become understood by the core of me.

Mindfulness permeates Chris’s coaching. It’s great to have a vision of one’s future but how about accepting ourselves and life exactly as things are now. Do that and the struggling stops. It’s a relief. Chris has taught me that and still has to remind me, even more so lately when a few heavy weight life events have taken the rug from under me. That relief provides a space for growth. My brain is sneaky though and tries to pull me back to my old ways. Chris reminds me!

I have grown immeasurably over the past year or more. I’ve been working on my development for the past 20 years and working with Chris has brought a fresh perspective. A cliche I know but the saying goes ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’. That has been the case throughout my life and when I first met Chris I knew it was not just a coincidence. If you’re reading this I suggest that you give him a call. Have a conversation with him.

Deborah Harvey, Hypnotherapist.

 

I am a nurse by profession and a few years ago I qualified as a holistic therapist. I didn’t take the therapies forward at the time but in 2015 I decided I would like to start my own business offering bespoke therapeutic sessions.

I was attending one of Chris’s Mindfulness courses which I found very enjoyable, friendly and professionally delivered. During the Mindfulness course I voiced my desire to start up my own business. Chris offered me a two hour coaching session to discuss how we could take my business idea forward.

I eagerly accepted his offer and those two hours blew me away. So much so, we have had numerous coaching sessions since. These sessions have been invaluable in moving my idea/business forward and I have avoided many of the pit falls.

As we all know, we get side tracked and lose focus at times, which is why it’s so great having Chris as my coach. He keeps me on track, focused and I love discussing aspects of my business and life as Chris is always forth coming with encouragement, suggestions and ideas. Thank you Chris – I wouldn’t have come this far without our sessions.

Gill Bennett, NHS Nurse & Holistic Therapist.

 

I have been working with Chris for almost a year now. I can thoroughly recommend him because of his authenticity, compassion and highly skilled coaching methods. My journey has been very challenging at times because I had quite a few deep seated beliefs which over time have shifted due to his patience and support. Working with him I have gained the confidence and belief to launch my own business. Also, I have finally found freedom and a healthy attitude towards and around food. Thank you Chris.

Mary Serena Somerville, Mindfulness Coach.

 

Working with Chris has enabled me to find my own peace. Chris has the ability to enable you to connect with yourself and the beauty that surrounds us.

His way of working is warm and inviting, and his approach is not threatening but facilitates your own growth at your own pace.

I have been able to move past some blocks in both my personal and professional life with a great and caring coach.

Rob Kempson, Memory service manager & Registered NHS nurse.

 

I have had several ‘formal’ one-to-one coaching sessions with Chris and because I now count him as a close friend, many ‘informal’ mentoring discussions.

If you are sincerely looking for genuine life-changing transformation, I would strongly recommend working with Chris Joseph. He is an incredibly committed person who ‘walks the walk’ with compassion, truth and simplicity.

Phil Thomas, Auditor & Charity Fundraiser.

 

Committed, open minded and a very insightful coach. Simply great. With his research background, mindful and compassionate approach Chris helped me in making a tough decision and finding my inner voice. Few months later I am still happy about my choice.

We had many follow up discussions and I have no doubts that he is one of the best coaches you can ever meet.

Ola, Research Assistant.

 

The work we’ve done has allowed me to reassess my life and start to become re-engaged with the genuine person that exists under the guilt and anxiety. I feel better able to cope on a day to day basis and though I still get anxious and feel guilt I am so much better at managing it.

I do feel a lot more empowered now and seem to have created more of a positive cycle for myself rather than a negative spiral. I still have issues to resolve but I can see the ‘Crazy Good’ life on the horizon which was in no way even remotely visible not so long ago. I know I need to work to maintain this but I don’t find this a chore; as I see a tangible benefit, there is no more motivation I need.

Thank you for all your help it has changed my life considerably for the better. This is not only what I think but what others around me have told me too.

Dan, IT Consultant & Business Owner.

 

Dear Chris,

Jonathan and I cannot adequately express in words our immense gratitude for the work you did with Alice. Alice definitely used the techniques you taught her at her grades competition on Saturday. Alice performed her flight element on beam fantastically well and also on floor.

Thank you is really so inadequate.

Sally & Jonathan Corden, Directors of Bedwas Gymnastics Club.

 

I worked with Chris last year. Just before I started working with him I gave up my job due to my anxiety getting too much. So I did some research online which led me to Chris, and after a few months I was back in work and feeling much better. Chris is a great guy and his coaching helped me so much. Thank you Chris.

Jarrad Jones, Self Employed Electrician.

 

Hi Chris,
Just wanted to say thanks for yesterday. It was probably the most helpful few hours of my life so far.

Bethan Evans

 

There is a depth to Chris’s coaching that is something I had never experienced before. His intellect is grounded in his sense of compassion, humour and overall love of humanity! Working with Chris was one of the better decisions I have made and one that I will continue to make for some time.

Sinead Millard, Business & Life Coach.

Chris is an excellent mindfulness trainer. His teaching, which is borne out of life experience, has a delightful quality of being clear and accessible whilst being delivered with warmth and humour. He is a gifted communicator with a calm and reassuring presence who has helped many people through his work.
Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks and author of 'Living Well with Pain and Illness', ‘Mindfulness for Health’ and 'Mindfulness for Women'.
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Mindfulness Introduction: 25th Nov.

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Event: Breathworks Mindfulness Introduction: One Day Course.
Date & Time:  Sat 25th Nov. 12:15pm – 5:45pm.
Venue: Cardiff Yoga Studio. CF24 3BA.
Tutor: Chris Joseph.
Fee: £67 (Includes Practice CD).

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From the Breathworks course I feel that I have gained more self awareness, skills to cope better, and reassurance that it”s not just me who feels like I do! Chris has been a great trainer. He has been using innovative ways to help us remember key points such as the water tanks for the ”bigger container” and cushions for ”primary and secondary” suffering – they really did help… Thank you very much. I think I will take what I have learnt with me for the rest of my life.
Einir (Breathworks mindfulness course participant)