Helen Williams is a New Zealander with around 40 years’ experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Helen is one of our Lifestyle Consultants specialising in personal and self-development, spiritual direction, individual, couples and marriage consultations, workshops, public speaking and teaching and training people from all walks of life. Helen was awarded Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year for her visionary work in the field of personal development in 2014 and in 2017 was honoured as one of the 50 Most Inspirational Women of the UAE by Stylist Arabia as well as one of Arabian Business’s 100 Most Influential People in Dubai.
Originally from New Zealand, I now love my life in Dubai. Many of you will know me from my previous business, LifeWorks, but I am now excited to share with you my newest project – Mindful ME.
After years of working with individual clients and learning about what the community in Dubai need and experience I made time to reflect on how best I could serve and make a positive impact with my work. Mindful ME has arisen out of this and is offering opportunities for expansion into areas that were not possible before. While I continue to work with a small number of clients individually to support their mindful growth, I will be working far more extensively with groups, teaching Mindfulness and Meditation Practice as well as Authentic and Mindful Living and supporting our growing Mindfulness Community. Our group work will still be supported by individual sessions by an experienced team who consult with the same mindful compassion that has for so long been the way I work with clients.
I have had a life time of practical experience in this field of self-development, focusing mostly on our core search for purpose, meaning and authentic conscious growth, while working as a counsellor for individuals, couples, marriage and grief. I have worked consistently in the field of personal development since I was young, participated in and taught many groups involved in the personal search for authenticity, meaning, purpose and conscious connection.
Mindfulness as a way of living and my meditation practice are core teachings for me and enable me to be grounded and connected in my daily life. Running workshops, facilitating learning experiences, and offering spiritual direction brings me great joy, teaching and training people from all walks of life, cultures, ages, and countries.
Living for some years in a meditation and retreat centre, where I worked as a counsellor and a teacher of both Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness, has had a marked impact on my way of being and further fuelled my desire for authentic living and the opportunity to share this with others.
People often ask me why I am still here living in Dubai, why I have stayed after leaving LifeWorks and put great energy into beginning a new business. The reason is this; my work here is my reason for living. I love what I do, the opportunities of working with all the different cultures, and the great joy that comes from seeing people connecting with themselves. I hope that I will get to meet and work with you at one of our workshops or retreats.
I also write and edit 2 other websites:
- Would you detox on your time off? The Debate
- Mindfulness in the Middle East
- Arabian Business’s 100 Most Influential People in Dubai.
- “There – I’ve Said it” – May Mental Health Awareness Month
- Why is Love Such a Struggle?
- Katy, Orlando and the new celebrity breakup trend
- Stylist 50 Most Inspirational Women in the UAE 2017
- 2016 A letter to Myself
- 2016 Has this last year been worse than others?