About Us

OUR MISSION AND OUR TEAM OF MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS

Conscious Beginnings offers evidence-based workplace mindfulness trainings, corporate wellness programs, mindfulness courses, meditation retreats, keynote speaking engagements, as well as counselling and coaching sessions in Australia.

Our mission is to empower you finding well-being and meaning in life.  By increasing your level of self-awareness through mindfulness practices and well-being strategies, you can free yourself from repetitive thought patterns, change unhealthy behaviours and achieve higher levels of success. 

We are dedicated to help you transform, find well-being and clarity in life. We look forward to supporting you in becoming the best version of yourself.

"The only journey is the one within."

- RAINER MARIA RILKE
 

Our team

Jon Unal

Jon Unal

Founder, Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Trainer - Brisbane

Jon is a psychotherapist, mindfulness trainer and the founder of Conscious Beginnings. He is an associate of Mindfulness Works Australia, one of the leading mindfulness training organisations in Australia and New Zealand. He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over 12 years and uses his experience to help others to develop greater self-awareness, resilience and well-being. He currently lives in Brisbane and leads corporate and group mindfulness programs in addition to his psychotherapy private practice. He has facilitated programs for many organisations including Australian Counselling Associtation, CUA, Kane Constructions, Queensland Police Service, QSuper, Sanofi, The Museum of Brisbane, The University of Queensland.
Lyndi Smith

Lyndi Smith

Mindfulness Trainer and Meditation Teacher - Brisbane

Lyndi Smith is a Brisbane-based mindfulness trainer with Mindfulness Works Australia and is a qualified mindfulness meditation teacher (BSY). She is trained in both secular and traditional mindfulness and runs Mind With Heart Australia, a charity taking mindfulness into schools and working closely with the Department of Education on a $250,000 research programme using mindfulness for teacher well-being. Lyndi has taught mindfulness for five years and has led over thirty mindfulness-and-compassion based programmes with schools and organisations including the Dept. of Education, Queensland Police, Teachers Health Fund and Excite Media.
Annie Harvey

Annie Harvey

Teacher, Mindfulness Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Author - Adelaide

Based in Adelaide, Annie supports individuals and teams build personal and interpersonal resilience to access greater awareness, clarity, self-reliance and focus. Trained in Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Laughter Wellness, Annie supports people to thrive. She teaches and trains in her local community as well as running workshops within organisations across Australia.  Annie is an Associate of Mindfulness Works Australia and has been practising mindfulness meditation for over 7 years. Annie also has a corporate and school teacher background. As a speaker at TEDxAdelaide, Annie empowered the audience to cut through noise, creating conditions to promote wellbeing 

Janette Dines

Janette Dines

Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher - Sydney

Janette is a highly experienced lawyer was the CEO of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 2012 until 2014. Prior to that, she was the Director-General of Emergency Management Australia, coordinating Australia’s response to national security incidents. Her mindfulness practice that enabled her to not just survive, but be successful in very demanding jobs. Janette has been teaching mindfulness and meditation since 2015.  She specialises helping people in stressful jobs improve their performance and be happier without losing their edge.
Steve Vella

Steve Vella

Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher - Sydney

Steve teaches mindfulness in the corporate world, in private practice and within the education sector. He is currently engaged with a British based company conducting the largest study on ‘mindfulness and teacher wellbeing’ in Australia involving over 1000 teachers in 24 schools.  Steve also has his own practice in energetic medicine, works within the science field in research and development, and is currently producing a mindfulness training course incorporating new technologies. Steve also brings over 20 years of experience in martial arts and meditation to his teaching and training,
Anita Tesoriero

Anita Tesoriero

Psychologist, Coach and Facilitator - Melbourne

Anita is a Psychologist, Coach and Facilitator. She draws on her deep functional expertise in organisation development, cultural change, leadership and employee engagement to help clients achieve business and personal development objectives. Anita works as a consultant for the Centre for Career Development where she has facilitated programs for many organisations including Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Energy Safe Victoria, Coles Myer, ANZ, NAB, Pacific Hydro, Nillumbik Shire Council, Bates Smart and Aesop.

Claire Guild

Claire Guild

Art Psychotherapist, Wellness Coach & Mindfulness Educator - Perth

Claire began her working career in the corporate sector in Marketing and PR. After several years of experiencing the stress and demands of a high pressure role, she decided to move into the health and wellness sector. Claire is founder of The Well-Being Creative, a lifestyle and wellness based service for women. She has a Masters of Mental Health and is a trained Art Psychotherapist, Wellness Coach and Mindfulness Educator with over 15 years clinical experience working in both Australia and the UK.
Jossy Jimenez

Jossy Jimenez

Wellbeing Consultant - Melbourne

Jossy is a passionate wellbeing consultant who has developed and successfully implemented tailored, evidence-based wellbeing strategies and programs for a range of world-leading institutions including Fortune 500 companies, health-care providers, educational institutions, non-profits and governmental bodies. She has a Masters (Human Development), and certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour. She is also certified as a mindfulness facilitator in the renowned Mindful Schools program.
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You

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Sydney

Janette Dines Steve Vella

Brisbane

Jon Unal Lyndi Smith

Melbourne

Anita Tesoriero

Adelaide

Annie Harvey

Perth

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