About Kirsty | The Awakened Mind
Hello, many thanks for visiting my website. My name is Kirsty Paterson, the founder and proprietor of The Awakened Mind. I am a fully qualified Mindfulness Practitioner and a member of The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, The Complementary Medical Association, and The International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching.
Kirsty Paterson - Founder & Proprietor of The Awakened Mind
For around 18 years I battled with depression and found the world and everyone in it to be a very dark, unhappy and lonely place. During this time I tried everything from medication to counselling sessions in an attempt to fight depression. It was during one of these sessions that I was advised to go along to an eight week mindfulness course that was due to start. I therefore gave it a go but did not expect much as nothing else I had previously tried had ever helped.
However, by the end of the eight weeks I was hooked! I was feeling great, like a weight had been lifted of my shoulders and I had fallen in love with mindfulness and all it had to offer. I felt much more able to deal with life and realised it is what you make it. I then began to rebuild my life and even started to enjoy myself.
I then decided this was what I wanted to do with my life, I wanted to study hard and practice mindfulness so I could help others improve their lives through mindfulness and meditation and achieve what I had achieved.
And so The Awakened Mind was born!