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A Heart in Mind - Connecting Mind and Body to improve health and wellbeing

Jolene Ironside

Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner

Teenage Counselling Student

Counselling Skills using the Arts

Adult and Children's Yoga Therapist

Relax Kids Coach

Mini Me Yoga Ambassador

Holistic Therapist

Heart in Mind was created by Jolene Ironside to help connect mind and body through trauma informed practices

Jolene has been practicing holistic therapies for over 20 years and more recently trained as a Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner, Relax Kids Coach and Mini Me Yoga Ambassador, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness in Schools Teacher and completed a certificate in Counselling Skills for Children using the Arts.  Jolene is currently studying a Diploma in Counselling Teenagers at the prestigious Institute of Arts in Therapeutic Education (IATE).

Heart in Mind aims to connect the mind with the body through movement, breath work and the arts such as Sand, Clay, Storytelling, Painting and Sound.


Heart in Mind run bespoke 1:1 sessions, Family sessions and Empowerment Group Sessions based on Trauma Informed Practices, Counselling Skills, Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation.  

These sessions aim to help young people tune into their bodies, emotions, and nervous systems.  The aim is to empower young people and families with tools, techniques, and knowledge to self-regulate and navigate life’s challenges.

The sessions incorporate the work of Dan Hughes P.A.C.E (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) as a protective factor that aims to make the child feel safe so they can stay open and engaged.  I also incorporate age-appropriate psychoeducation based on Stephen Porges Poly Vagel theory, Jaak Panksepp’s neuroscience of mental health and the work of Dr Margot Sunderland.

Sessions are individually tailored to meet the therapeutic needs of each family.  They are designed to help balance the central nervous system using body movement, body awareness, massage, breath work, therapeutic conversations and mindfulness practices.  The Arts are used (drumming, clay, sand, paint, drawing etc) to open therapeutic conversations or to help release stored emotions. 

Heart in Mind welcomes you where ever you are on your pathway.

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