Grad. Dip. Sustainability, GAICD
Di has long been curious about neuroplasticity and our capacity for change. Her
personal mindfulness practice has included Feldenkrais awareness through
movement for over thirty years and mindfulness meditation for over thirteen years,
including a number of Silent Insight Meditation retreats. She trained as an MBSR
teacher with Openground in Melbourne in 2007, and has facilitated several MBSR
courses. She completed her Professional Feldenkrais Training in London in 1991,
has taught numerous awareness through movement classes, and incorporates
Feldenkrais in her MBSR teaching.
With a commitment to lifelong learning, Di is an experienced trainer, teaching
courses such as Handling Difficult Behaviours and Chairing and Negotiating Skills.
As a facilitator she has engaged diverse and remote communities across Australia
in dialogue and cultural and strategic planning to assist their self-agency and
improve their quality of life. For decades, she has been passionate about cultural
and community development, both as a creative practitioner, and as a senior
manager and CEO. Much of her work has involved creating community celebrations
and rituals honouring people and place and generating a sense of belonging.
Di is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a Post
Graduate Degree in Sustainability and is passionate about the four pillars of
sustainability - social, cultural, environmental and economic - and believes we can
leave the world a kinder place than the one into which we were born.