A Grantham woman’s social enterprise is helping people from all walks of life as well as businesses to reduce levels of stress through Mindfulness meditation.
Now Unlimited is run by 62-year-old Maureen O’Callaghan from Gonerby Hill Foot, who saw first-hand the benefits of the meditative technique of Mindfulness which encourages people to focus on their present thoughts and emotions.
Maureen explains: “The mindfulness approach makes you more resilient to growing pressures, like changes to your job and finances.”
Having spent 30 years in the voluntary sector, Maureen decided to take her interest further by studying for a Masters degree in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.
As part of this she completed teacher training and now supported by two co-directors she delivers Mindfulness to a range of people, including recently to youngsters going through difficulties from the Earlesfield estate.
“We responded to the interests of young people to develop the programme, and brought in a rapper to work with them. They really engaged with this and talked to us about their concerns,” Maureen said.
As well as the young, Now Unlimited recognises the stresses of the older generation, and Maureen adds: “There can be problems getting back into work if you are over 50 and unemployed. We are seeing this more and more with the aging population.”
By providing courses to individuals of all ages but also working with businesses to improve the wellbeing of their employees, Maureen is enjoying the chance to work with people from all walks of life.
Now Unlimited are currently running courses in Grantham, with more information available by contacting Maureen on 07939 845920, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and visiting the website www.nowunlimited.co.uk