Julie has been coaching meditation students at ACMM since 2012 and has authored the “Bringing Mindfulness Home” and “ Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology” Electives and “Meditation for Kids” Program. She has co-authored the “ Meditation for Parents and Children” elective and coaches these programs. She regularly works on improving and updating the Core Manuals (Sessions 1-8) and is the lead Assessor on for the Assessment and Case Study team. She is also on our Coaches Support and Management Teams.
Julie was introduced to meditation in her teens. She pursued this path in her 20’s by studying the art of Transcendental Meditation at a time of experiencing huge challenges with her mental health and this began her successful healing journey. She found Reiki, completing a year long Reiki Master Healer Training, travelled to Nepal to study Buddhist philosophies and Meditation in the Mahayana tradition, and completed a Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy. Her further education has consisted of training professionally in Tarot reading, a Certificate in Holistic Communications and she is currently studying her Advanced Dip in Holistic Living Counselling. She is a Senior member of the Meditation Association of Australia, an accredited Mindfulness Teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and member of the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT). She runs the popular meditation site: childrensmeditation.com.au providing support for children of all ages and their families.
Julie met Lisa in 2003 when she joined Lisa’s meditation group. Loving instantly this form of Meditation, she became a regular and then went on to complete the Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation. She moved to rural Victoria with her husband and began running meditation groups – Grounded Mind Meditation locally.
“As a young child I had a sense of awareness, that there was a part of me that was calm and unwavering and also limitless. I began to see this more clearly as a teen and miraculously (!?) was introduced to meditation at my high school. That moment changed my life. Now I see that being able to support myself, my family, friends and community with mindfulness and meditation how incredibly life enhancing this has been. I feel extremely grateful to have learnt this powerful healing tool and be able to share it.”