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Hey there, I’m Sheila Bayliss – a Mindful Living coach based in South Manchester, UK (Heaton Moor in Stockport, to be precise). I provide support for people wishing to reduce stress or improve wellbeing – via workshops, classes and 1-to-1 Skype sessions.

“I have been going to Sheila’s classes for around a year and have found her inspirational. She has helped me change the way I think… I am much calmer now”.

Using approaches rooted in coaching, mindfulness and self-kindness, I help people learn how to respond more positively to the challenges of being human.  I really believe that you don’t need to remove all your difficulties to find more ease and confidence, that it is possible to thrive even when things get bumpy.  We can learn to see life differently, and discover a new freedom that we didn’t previously know was possible.

I’m a qualified coach, and also a trained mindfulness teacher.  In my classes and workshops I have taught hundreds of people to use mindfulness and self-kindness to improve their wellbeing.  I’ve been relying on these skills in my personal practice for over 11 years, and I don’t know where I’d be without them.

A mindful life doesn’t have to be a perfect life”

This life is an ongoing growth journey, and my commitment is to sharing tools and practices that support positive change.  I don’t share from a place of being perfect, but from being human, and having learned the hard way plenty of times myself!

Personally, since I discovered the practices of mindfulness and self-kindness, I’ve recovered from struggles with anxiety, acute perfectionism, and compulsive consumerism. I wouldn’t say that I practice minimalism – I’m more interested in ‘enough-ism‘, and how a mindful life can be one of ‘just enough’. I’m also deeply passionate about building emotional confidence, and the freedom we can discover beyond the conditioning that traps us in limiting patterns.

What can you find on this site?

I share a variety of resources here. My monthly tips have been described as “the most useful thing I’ve read all year”, and a prompt to “make me stop, pause and reflect on life and appreciate things”. My blogs have been shared widely, and I’m often deeply moved when I receive comments and emails from people who have found my writing helpful.

Here’s an overview of the various ways I share tools and ideas.

Resources on this site:

Monthly tips and blog posts about mindful living.  If you want to be notified when I add new tips, you can ‘follow’ the blog and you’ll get an email whenever I post new tips and blogs (to follow, click the small button at the bottom right of the screen – if you don’t see it, try scrolling or approve the cookies banner if you’re happy to do so). I also post updates to my Twitter feed.

Meditation recordings including self-kindness, body awareness and mindfulness with breathing – it can be easier to build your own practice when you have something to listen to.

If you want to work with me, you can also get information about my sessions:

Mindfulness workshops and classes in Heaton Moor, South Manchester.

Coaching programme – 1-to-1 via skype.

For additional resources, see my posts on Twitter (you can view this content even if you don’t have an account. I’m not very active on Facebook).

I also occasionally write more in-depth blogs for Everyday Mindfulness.

For those of you who are eco-minded, I also share a few thoughts about my personal journey towards more sustainable living at greenerlivingnow.

I hope you enjoy exploring these offerings. With much kindness,

Sheila