Catherine Morey-Nase — Mindfulness Content Development Co-ordinator

I’m a registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting people develop greater self-awareness and self-acceptance while simultaneously working towards sustainable change. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked in the corporate world and understand the benefits that mindfulness can bring to businesses and organisations as a whole, as well as to the individuals within them. 

I’ve had a strong interest in meditation and mindfulness for over 20 years. At Smiling Mind I deliver workshops across schools, workplaces and community programs, and I also contributes to the development of new content and programs. I also works as a Psychologist in private practice and is currently completing the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program, I also teach qigong and meditation.

The best thing about working at Smiling Mind…

Being able to share my passion for mindfulness in a meaningful and impactful way.

The biggest challenge in my role:

Being a small organisation with a big vision there is always lots to do so it's really important to walk the talk by focusing on one thing at a time.

If I wasn’t working at Smiling Mind I’d…

I'm not sure but I would definitely try to find a way of working in some capacity that still enabled me to share my passion for mindfulness with others. I already do this to some extent on the days I'm not at Smiling Mind in my work as a Psychologist in private practice. I'm so grateful that both of my current roles enable me to do this in quite different yet complementary ways.

What I do when I’m not at work:

I love hiking, running, practising qigong, meditating, going to live music, walking along the river and hanging out with my cat. 

On meditation:

It’s had a profound impact on my life. It helps me slow down and create the space to re-connect with myself. It's like coming home. Meditation centres and grounds me and over time it has really helped me develop more self-awareness and compassion for others as well as myself. 

My favourite inspirational quote:

"Smile, breathe and go slowly"
— Thich Nhat Hanh

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