Dip PPD Gestalt (psyc), BTchLn (EC)
Neave is a Mindfulness Teacher, Gestalt Therapist and Parenting Coach who specialises in teaching mindfulness to adults, children and families. Over the past 25 years she has worked as an early childhood educator, family counsellor, adult educator, parent mentor and mindfulness teacher. During this time she has headed the telephone counselling agency Parentline, run her own in-home preschool, worked as a psychotherapist at the Home and Family Centre and in private practice and delivered a Mindfulness in Schools programme to around 600 children on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
More recently Neave has delivered a 4-week introduction to mindfulness course and the highly acclaimed 8-week MBSR programme to over 1100 adults to date.
Neave has been practicing mindfulness for over 25 years and her passion in life is to introduce as many people as possible to the benefits of mindfulness so that they may experience first hand improved health, reduced stress, clarity of thought, increased emotional intelligence and a greater sense of compassion for self and other.