Mission, Vision and Values
The principles of the work I do are founded on the belief that many things can be agreed, understood and shared through meaningful dialogue (with a focus on non-violent communication), education and promoting choice.
In all areas of my work, CHOICE is important. Whether it’s a client talking to me about what’s happened in their life and exploring a pathway of meaningful transformation, or helping change the narrative to end male violence against women and girls (MVAWG), we need to make sure choices are clear, that people feel they have agency in decisions which affect their lives, that they feel they can make healthy and fully informed choices from the options they’re given. It also includes holding to account (within the framework of the law) those who seek to take choices away from others through violence and (for example) domestic abuse.
The work I do includes raising awareness and holding discussions on topics which affect women’s health and well-being. That’s not to say that men’s health isn’t important – it is – but women’s wellness is the area I have chosen to work in, and where my time is currently invested.
I am also guided by a Buddhist way of life which includes the eightfold path.
Mission – The Why
Lack of well-being can significantly harm individuals and communities, leading to loneliness and isolation. My mission is to open a healthy dialogue and challenge the taboo and stigma of talking about wellness; to inspire feelings of hope in others, fostering healthy communication and connection, with a view to developing individual and community well-being. The goal is to enable an enlightened society to help build a compassionate world for everyone.
This includes being a voice for the community where appropriate, particularly where voices aren’t being heard. To see an end to male violence against women including femicide, and to challenge the harmful ideologies that drive misogyny.
Vision – The What
To be a meaningful facilitator and constructive influencer who aims to improve the global conversation around wellness; to promote inclusion and human rights, encourage fairness, choice and equality through awareness and education. To help people find their mojo and get their sparkle back – to shine.
Values: The How
Compassionate – To approach healthy dialogue in the knowledge that everyone is different, and has a right to be heard. To work in the belief that people are born compassionate, and recognise that many unhealthy opinions are formed through lack of awareness, understanding and from taught behaviour (e.g. taught by others, including the media and institutional culture.)
Humble – To recognise that learning is a life long endeavour and that we can never know it all (e.g. I am not a ‘guru’ or ‘expert’ in someone else’s lived experience). To be patient and understand that meaningful change takes time. To stay up to date with current research and knowledge, to provide an accurate representation of current challenges and always do the best to provide an honest reflection of how conversations can improve. To emphasise that information provided through my services should never be used to replace the advice of your healthcare team. (See policies for more details).
Open – To be transparent in conversation, and equally open to hearing differing views when discussing difficult topics.
Inclusive and Intentional – To be mindful of and embrace our differences and encourage togetherness through intentional conversation. To know that discussing diversity isn’t enough, and that true collaboration means bringing people together to hear their voices, sharing awareness and experiences. There are many other important causes which need time and attention and so encourage communities to establish their own service where appropriate to support those in need.
The energy of my work is intentionally directed towards this vision, mission and values and welcomes healthy dialogue from global communities, regardless of their race, gender, disability and sexual orientation. It therefore includes neurodivergent, disabled, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, to help achieve this vision.
Courage – to show moral courage by challenging unhealthy taboos, stigma, prejudice and discrimination, and by speaking up against opinions which aim to perpetuate myths and violence, for example by tackling misogyny. To not tolerate any form of abuse including insidious communication such as ghosting and gaslighting.
Engage – To open conversations which provide education, knowledge and insight that will help achieve this vision and mission statement, and to enable others to draw on their own strengths which empower healthy conversations which encourage positive change.