Meet Paul & Helen (Mr and Mrs Mindgift…)
We have been together for over 25 years and married for 17 of those, and it was during this time we created mindgift. Throughout our own lives, we have each faced many individual challenges and, as with all relationships, some as a couple too. Through it all, one thing we have learnt to believe is:
Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit – you just have to look for what it is. – Napolean Hill
Whilst this isn’t always easy to hold onto, we fully believe that if we can turn our attention to focusing on what the ‘seed’ could be, we can get through anything. And we know that we can help you do this too! Our passion at mindgift is helping our clients to overcome difficulties and flourish, moving forward with the tools to handle whatever life brings.
Paul Joseph Jones NLP coach and Personal trainer
I am a qualified Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer, a qualified practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming) and NLP Coach, registered at www.anlp.org.
My passion is teaching people how to be the best they can be, both in mind and body – and perhaps my most relevant qualification in this is personal experience! I previously worked in the retail industry in a senior leadership position. Whilst the rewards of this high-level career were many, the toll that the stress and pressure took on my health and well-being was heavy.
As many people do, I used food as a way of “coping” with the pressure. This lifestyle of stress, overeating and not exercising resulted in me being 3 stone overweight, completely out of shape and feeling pretty low about myself. Through NLP techniques and regular exercise followed by a healthy eating plan, I turned all this around and gained back control of my life. As a result, I know it can be done: I practise what I preach and I am with my mindgift clients every step of the way as they embark on the journey to become happy and healthy individuals.
My philosophy is that anyone, given the right training and guidance can achieve the results they desire. Of this, I am living proof!
My work is driven by a strong belief in the intrinsic link between body and mind and a genuine desire to improve peoples’ lives on a physical AND emotional level. Contact me to discuss how I can help you with Weight loss, Weight gain, Nutrition & weight management, Posture & spinal alignment, Flexibility, Functional fitness, Muscle gain and Mind Training.
Paul was trained by Premier, the leader in the fitness industry. He is listed on The Register of Exercise Professionals and is fully insured and Emergency first aid trained.
Helen Clare Jones NLP Master practitioner and Coach
I’m an accredited NLP master practitioner & coach, qualified in hypnosis and TLT (timeline therapy) techniques & registered with the Association for NLP. I also have 20 years clinical and training experience in the NHS in my role as a Consultant radiographer.
I have an MSc in medical Imaging & I have presented in the NHS at both National and international conferences.
Like Paul, I enjoyed the benefits of a successful career, but, for many years I suffered from a number of health issues. I was constantly run down, plagued by viruses, colds, skin rashes, and diagnosed with IBS. It wasn’t until I deteriorated into a state of severe anxiety and suffered debilitating panic attacks that I realised my physical ailments had been my body’s way of telling me that I was taking on too much and responding to the pressure. I genuinely believe everything happens for a reason and it seems to me now I had to learn this lesson, ‘the hard way’, so I am now equipped to help others with it!
As I healed myself form this emotional burnout, I became fascinated by the impact the mind has on the body’s wellbeing. My subsequent research and training fortified what I had seen throughout my career in healthcare: the mind can be used to positive effect in handling & overcoming physical and emotional health related conditions/symptoms.
At the core of my work is the firm belief that well-being of body and mind are closely aligned and dependant upon each other. I am fitter, happier and healthier now than I have ever been, and I am driven by a genuine desire to help others reach that place in their lives. I know it can be done and I know how it’s done because I’ve done it! I specialise in helping people overcome and manage conditions such as: Migraine, ME, Multiple sclerosis, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, OCD, phobias and depression. As well as the general pressures of life, relationships and career coaching.
Contact minddgift to find out how we can help you overcome your difficulties and be the best you can!