Julia is a Certified Mindful Self Compassion Teacher, Nutritional Therapist, Lecturer in Nutrition, Health and Well-being, Mum of Two
As a Certified Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Teacher and Nutritional Therapist, I have been involved in the health and wellness sector since 2008. I run regular MSC courses and workshops. I am also the Programme Director of Nutritional Therapy at IINH and I deliver lectures and tutorials on nutrition, health, and well-being.
I am thoroughly convinced of the power of MSC, having used it daily in my own life for many years and from witnessing the positive effects of the programme for our participants. I trained with both Chris Germer and Kristin Neff and continued my training to become a fully certified teacher with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (CMSC). I am also a member of the Mindful Self-Compassion UK Network. In addition to running my own courses, I am an Associate Teacher with Kind Mind Academy in the UK. I also volunteer to lead the free Global Mediations offered by CMSC (Circles of Practice -Public).
Nutrition is another subject that is very close to my heart. I thoroughly enjoy my role as NT Programme Director at IINH. I am a member of the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) and am registered with the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) in the UK.
My journey to mindfulness, MSC and nutrition began when I was enjoying a job as a Senior Manager in a large health and beauty retailer. I experienced a series of difficult and stressful health issues that led me to explore different ways to support my recovery. I also became interested in finding healthier ways to manage the increasing demands and pressures of work and family life. I began to learn about the positive benefits of good quality nutrition and of a regular mindfulness practice and decided to follow a new career path. I then discovered the ‘heart centred’ practices of self-compassion, gratitude and loving kindness which further enhanced my emotional and physical well-being. Living life in this new way has helped me realise so many wonderful benefits and has had positive ripples in every aspect of my life. This includes my approach to being a mum of fun-filled 10-year-old twins!
I now enjoy teaching about the benefits of regular self-compassion practice and the positive impact of good quality nutrition. I am passionate about teaching practical skills to empower and assist others in their desire to live a healthy and balanced life.
As Programme Director of Nutritional Therapy for the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health, I deliver lectures and tutorials on nutrition, health, and wellbeing.
I am a fully Certified Mindful Self Compassion Teacher and volunteer to lead the free Global Mediation provision offered by the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion; Circles of Practice -Public
I am an associate teacher with Kind Mind Academy in the UK where I co-facilitate some courses with the inspirational Kathryn and Liz.
I am a member of the Mindful Self-Compassion UK Network
I am registered with the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC). This is the UK register for complementary healthcare practitioners. It is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to the UK Parliament. All CNHC registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality.
I am a member of the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI). NTOI is the professional organisation representing qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland. All NTOI members are fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Code of Professional Ethics & Practice.