Laura Coleman, Founder of Be.Modern Meditation
Modern meditation to tame the mind and change lives
Six years ago, I wrote the words: ‘I am nothing’. At the time, I was living in Australia with my husband and two children. My identity was that of a ghost. The jolt that writing and believing those words created in me was like a call to action from my future self…
I left behind a high-flying corporate retail career to relocate for my husband’s work and become a full-time stay-at-home mum. Living overseas came with its own challenges. My focus was on being strong and resilient for our family unit. Ironically, as everyone else settled, I became anxious and depressed (although I didn’t recognise it at the time).
The same week I wrote those words, I saw an advert for an ‘Introduction to Meditation’ course. It had been on my list of resolutions for years. Meditation provided the scaffolding to change my life. It wasn’t a magic bullet, but it gave me space to discover how I could create a meaningful life.
I completed a degree in Psychology and a course in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) before moving back to the UK in 2017. I wanted to use all I had experienced and my professional background to help other people who were stuck like I had been.
The missing piece was: ‘How do you teach people to be present so they see life differently?’ Once I set that intention, all the right opportunities came at the right time. I created the framework for my programme and then trained to teach modern meditation as the backbone for transformation.
Eighteen months on, I now deliver meditation and mindfulness workshops in corporate settings – for everyone from management consultants to marketing execs – as well as one–to–one private coaching. People who thought they’d never master meditation in their lifetime are blown away!
My ‘Be.More’ transformation programme supports people to use meditation to experience life with more clarity and purpose.
Even when you believe that there is no hope or direction, just know that you’re on an apprenticeship. Follow the breadcrumbs and it will all make sense looking back.
Every experience I’ve had has woven together so I can transform other people’s lives beyond my own. That’s an incredible feeling!
Photo credit: Sarah Sheldrake Photography