EMMA MILLS BSC (PSYCH)
Emma Mills is a British writer and consultant specialising in meditation, the arts and wellbeing.
She has over 15 years experience in the study of psychology and wellbeing and is the author of 'Inhale. Exhale. Repeat', the new 24-hour meditation guidebook published by Penguin Random House.
Her philosophy, with it's unique emphasis on the arts, meditation and wellbeing has inspired beautiful work with leading brands such as Neom Organics, Stella McCartney, Hearst and Lonely Planet.
Emma spent several years working with the organisation MIND where she specialised in both the therapeutic application of literature (bibliotherapy) and meditative techniques.
She consults on commercial projects and has a private practice in Mayfair, London and The East Midlands. She is the mindfulness expert on the wellbeing board at Luxury wellness brand Neom Organics and her work has been featured by many leading publications including The Telegraph and Womens Health.
When she isn't working her special interests include: vintage poetry, literature and motor vehicles, watching european cinema and learning new languages, gardening, fashion, art, travel, spa-wellness and cooking. To stay in touch with Emma, get the latest articles, videos and event invitations, sign up for her fortnightly newsletter here.
The Professional Publishers Association
SAAFA - THE MOD
The Future Laboratory
The Flower Council Of Holland
The Automobile Association
Nottingham Trent University
‘Emma is so lovely to work with, really authentic and straightforward in her approach to teaching meditation, and gave the practice and techniques a lot of context during the session which really helped everyone to engage. The session set our team up beautifully for the day and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.’
Deb, HR Head The Future Lab, Shoreditch
"Emma was a breath of fresh air, - I came out of the session so relaxed and I'm definitely going to take some of those techniques home and practice them."
"Please let Emma know that I really enjoyed the session - I left feeling very relaxed, and think I will definitely find a way to learn more and to practice more regularly. Emma was really warm and friendly and created an atmosphere that made it welcoming for those who had never tried meditation before. Thank you, Emma"
"I thought the session was extremely helpful. I liked that Emma made sure she was aware of our various levels of skill at meditation and therefore made me feel at ease. I like that she explored two different ways of meditating. I'd have liked to have explored mindfulness a bit more but I understand why we couldn't due to time constraints."
"I thought it was really interesting - and a great break from work and definitely lowered my stress levels. Emma was very nice and friendly - thanks for arranging it!"
Glowing reviews all round! Thank you again - I'll let you know if I get any further feedback.
Internal Communications and Evaluation Coordinator
In August 2013 I became a volunteer for West Essex Mind Get Into Reading (GIR) therapy groups. Emma Mills was the line manager at this time. In January 2014 Emma offered me a position as a GIR facilitator. I was thrilled to be taken on as part of the GIR team, partly because the reading groups were so effective and I was eager to be involved and partly because the GIR team were such a great group of people.
The team was happy and friendly but at the same time assertive and professional. It was clear that this effective balance of efficiency and benevolence was the result of Emma’s competence as a loyal and committed line manager.
Emma was passionate about the GIR groups. She had an extensive knowledge of literature and always supplied an interesting variation of materials. Emma’s enthusiasm for the benefits of GIR was infectious. Her training sessions for the staff were incredibly helpful and insightful and unlike any, I have experienced since she moved on from this position.
It was a pleasure working for and with Emma and I feel I have gained both professionally and personally as a result.
My personal experience as a GIR facilitator has been rewarding. I am always amazed at how a single piece of literature can evoke such a variety of ideas and opinions among a few people in a group. We can read the same piece of literature to each of the six groups currently running and each group will see different connotations and draw separate conclusions.
For me, the most rewarding aspect about running GIR groups is when an individual approaches me after a group and thanks me personally; a certain story or poem may have helped them address personal issues, it may have helped them look upon a problem from a different perspective or simply have made them feel happier. The power of literature is something that never fails to surprise me, the effect it can have on an individual can completely change their outlook on life. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working as a GIR facilitator and I continue to be inspired and enlightened by the people who attend.
Sam Pearson (GIR Facilitator for West Essex Mind)