is an experienced program developer and facilitator in
mindfulness meditation and reflective practice. She has also taught various
aspects of personal development, its
related areas and skills (including various
forms of meditation, creative expression, acting, art and spiritual development)
for around 25 years.
Mandy has facilitated courses in meditation for various groups including
Community Health Centres, Area Health Services, and government
agencies. She also
designs and delivers workshop and online programs in ethics, philanthropy, reflective
stress management, life balance and client relations for
the corporate sector. She is sought as
a trainer by therapists and other health care workers who wish to use the
techniques in their work with clients and for self care.
She also works with both professional and amateur golfers in
refining mental focus and other aspects of their game.
Mandy developed and for three-and-a-half years ran a popular
retreat program in Mindfulness for the
Quest for Life Foundation. She
also devised and facilitated a Mindfulness-based relaxation program for the Kathleen York House
residential rehabilitation program in Sydney for women recovering from substance abuse and comorbidity.
She gave a presentation on this innovative program at a international
conference sponsored by NSW Health and the National Mental Health Strategy.
Mandy has a diploma in counselling/applied psychology (ACAP) and is an accredited personal/professional coach.
She is a specialised counsellor in the area of psycho-spiritual
Having travelled regularly to Nepal and India since 1991 where
she has undertaken intensive meditation instruction and personal retreats,
Mandy continues her study of Mindfulness in both Mahayana and Theravada
traditions under the guidance of revered Buddhist masters.
Mandy was President of The Tara Project Australia, a Buddhist non-profit organisation with humanitarian projects in Australia, India and Nepal
from 1997 to 2009. In Australia she
was a member of the Advisory Group on Faith Communities for the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
In 1992 Mandy co-founded the Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices, and in 1996 was Chair of Sydney Events for
a one-week tour by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
MINDFULNESS TRAINING in ORGANISATIONS & VENUES by Mandy include:
Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre
The Quest For Life Centre
South East Area Health Service
Kathleen York House
WEA Sydney The Ankali
Department of Community Services (Child Protection Services)
The Financial Planning Association of Australia