MindfulTrust will inform and help you ...
I started Mindultrust to inform and help people who have become stuck in their lives either through job loss, illness or change of circumstance.
Following some challenging life experiences, I started this organisation, initially through the vehicle of a blog site. My journey through them and eventual success in terms of acquiring a healthy mindset made me feel hopeful that others may share in these experiences and self help techniques.
The services I offer here will assist you on your journey to reach a state of mindful trust. You will begin to trust that your thoughts and ideas are intelligent, worthy and acceptable too.
... by offering practical ideas ...
MindfulTrust differs from the traditional practice of mindfulness in that it offers practical ideas and scenarios to get you to feel comfortable about yourself and achieve your utmost potential.
It does not advocate that you utilise the technique of mindfulness though there are certainly merits in these techniques.
Stress Management is definitely a part of MindfulTrust and any type of meditation or calming technique is part of the journey to feel confident and authentic.
... to help you reach your growth mindset.
Jobs today are highly unstable. To adapt to this changing and insecure scenario people need to build up their character strength in order to survive the new age. People also need to learn to adapt and apply their current and newly acquired skills in creative and novel ways.
MindfulTrust will offer you blogs, courses, assessments and opportunities to share your life experiences in reaching your growth mindset, focusing on:
- how to improve your emotional intelligence;
- how to build resilience;
- how to trust your mind;
- how to overcome anxiety and get going with your life;
- developing your strengths; improving your weaknesses, and seeing yourself in a well rounded way.
I am a registered Psychometrist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. I obtained a BA Hons. (Psychology) at Unisa in 1990.
As an experienced psychometrist practitioner and life crisis counsellor, I feel competent to offer corporate and personal emotional intelligence advice and guidance.
I studied psychology because I was interested in understanding my own complex mind and I believe everyone has a complex mind that cannot be simplified in to a compartmental square. I do not believe that psychometric assessments define who you are.
They do however give you a starting point to address some issues that can be developed for greater happiness and satisfaction with yourself.
I have found developing my emotional intelligence and resilience has helped me to overcome anxiety and deal with stress during difficult times.
At age 60 I studied for my Psychometric Independent Practice Board Exam. I had previously obtained a BA Hons in Psychology many years before as well as completing an internship for Psychometric testing. While studying for my board exam I became ill with cancer and had to postpone my studies. When I completed my treatment and was recovering from chemo fog I started to pick up where I had left off.
Studying for me had never been an easy exercise and I had relied on my memory, as we all do, in such circumstances but it seemed anxiety always got the better of me during exam time, which left me wondering where all the information had gone.
But what I found during this period of study and exam preparation was something quite exciting yet so simple. I found that my brain took in everything it is exposed to. The important ingredient is that I just needed to trust that this is so.
You just need to trust that the information learned is there nestling comfortably (for a while anyway) in the crevices and folds of your brain.
What you do need to learn is how to activate or retrieve the information that is there and it is in this process that some creative effort is required. There are many and varied ways to achieve this, and these will be discussed in further blogs and workshops, but what I have found is that the mind can be trusted when all your senses have been used to store information, in a relaxed but focussed way.
The stumbling block to remembering information is the feeling of anxiety we have that we won’t remember what we’ve studied, and the anxiety of all the messages we relay to ourselves, such as I’m too old to remember, it’s too difficult for me, how will I remember under pressure.
This got me thinking about other areas in our lives where we need to trust what our minds have stored, such as giving talks and conversations in important relationships,but are sabotaged by anxiety.
It is my hope that the information offered in these blogs, assessments and courses will help you to activate the confidence and assurance we all should have about our minds.