Hello, my name is Madeleine Eames. I’m glad you found your way here….
- Here’s what I’m about: Finding peace and freedom in this lifetime.
- What I do: Work with people either through counselling, yoga or mindfulness classes. I also write and speak a LOT about mindfulness as a door way to peace and health.
- What I love: Writing my blog, my students and clients, teaching mindfulness, my dear husband and 2 boys, and taking in the beautiful nature of where I now live.
My passion lies in mind-body practices that lead to emotional and physical health and balance. My background lies mainly in mental health and my interests have led me to expand into yoga and mindfulness as a means of incorporating the whole body into my approach to wellness.
My biggest influences are a mother with a keen interest in J. Krishnamurti who first introduced me to the idea of non-dualism, a retreat with Jon Kabat Zinn, training at Harvard in the Mind-Body Medicine program, and my advanced training in EMDR therapy for PTSD…. oh, and I love to do regular yoga workshops to keep learning and growing.
I completed a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 1988 and traveled and worked in India prior to completing my Masters degree in 1992 in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I then went to to work for 15 years in the mental health system with adults and children and youth in various clinical positions, finally opening a private counselling practice in 2005.
As I saw the benefits of yoga in my own life, I began using breathing and mindfulness techniques with my clients to enhance and augment the counselling process. I trained as a 500hr yoga teacher in 2013 with a focus on yoga for anxiety and chronic pain.
Mindfulness and yoga are a large part of my practice and my life. So much of life passes by that it takes practice to slow down, become aware of the present moment and get the brain and body online to enjoy it! I have done training with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and continue to have a regular mindfulness practice in my own life.
If you feel I might be able to help you along your own journey, please call for more information or check out the latest workshops.