MEET THE TEAM
Ghitta Basson establish Rewind Your Mind to offer Courses and Workshops to companies wishing to enhance mental health and well-being.
Ghitta and her team of presenters and coaches all have a therapeutic background and as such, offer a unique approach to learning in the workplace.
The workshops are normally an hour long and are over a period of 6 to 8 weeks, with learning in between sessions. This approach, rather than intensive days or even half day courses, means that employees learning is much more likely to be embedded in their lives and it also enables them to establish healthy and nourishing habits and routines. However, some workshops are presented in 2.5-3 hour long sessions, such as our Mindfulness workshops.
We also deliver 45 minute deep relaxation exercises in companies and organisations so that employees can enjoy their lunchtime break and come back to work feeling calm, alert and more productive.
The Mindfulness in Business courses helps employees instill a Mindfulness practice. These short courses will also enhance teams, improve communication skills, increase focus and productivity and cultivate a more compassionate environment in the workplace.
Our Managing Stress in the Workplace course is over 6 weeks, with additional learning at home.
One course which is of utmost importance is our 4 week Sleep Improvement Programme, however sleep always seems to be of least importance to people, until they realise how important it should be!
Founder & Mental Health Consultant
'Change the way you see life and your whole life will change.'
Ghitta is a clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, NLP practioner and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner and trained to use EMDR.
She is skilled in:
* Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
* Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
* Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
* Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
* Pain Elimination of Subconscious Signs & Symptoms (STEPS)
Ghitta was born in Namibia and initially worked in sales, marketing, events and later on in the construction industry before training in her real passion, therapy. Her training began in 2008 as she wanted to make improvements and bring change to people’s lives for the better. Since then, she has never stopped training as she is keeping abreast with the latest therapy techniques to assist her clients in the best possible way.
Ghitta is based in London and works mainly in South East London and the Surrey with a keen interest in working with individuals as well as corporate clients and the community, especially those suffering from stress and anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pain and every day struggles.
She has a vibrant and warm personality that can lift you up, calm you down and put you at ease almost instantly.
'Helping people to be their best possible selves'
Paul Hughes is a UKCP registered psychotherapist with twenty years of teaching experience under his belt. As an experienced trainer, Paul can help your staff to learn new ways of managing work-related stress and emotional resilience.
Fireman? Policeman? Astronaut? Doctor? That’s the kind of thing I was thinking about as a kid. Becoming a hypnotherapist wasn’t an option. I barely knew they existed.
When the idea first came to me, the idea of becoming a therapist, I wondered why it had. What had I done in the past to suddenly cause me to wake up thinking that I could train in such a career?
It wasn’t a choice. It was a logical progression.
I realised that I’d spent a working lifetime helping people. I’d spent years working as a care assistant – not knowing what else to do – and had worked with people with disabilities, alzeheimers, the elderly and those with acute mental health problems. I’d loved doing that.
I’d spent years teaching, helping students to make the best of themselves.
I’d spent years trying to make the best of my own self.
It all made sense. Hypnotherapy wasn’t such a strange choice after all. I’d had hypnotherapy in Reading for smoking and was amazed at its power. I’d had counselling for other issues and was impressed by the compassion and skill of that awesome counsellor. I’d spent a lifetime listening, helping, showing compassion and now it was time to train in how to do it professionally myself. I’ve never regretted it. I love it!
He currently manages a thrivng practice which operates in London, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
'Mindfulness is meeting life as it is, moment after moment after moment.'
Anna Jezuita is a Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher (MBACP Accredited)
Anna originally qualified as a Barrister in her native Poland, then changed career directions when she moved to the UK 18 years ago. She gained the postgraduate diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) at the University of East London in 2003, complemented by a Diploma in Clinical Supervision in 2016.
Her barrister training allows her to see and relate to problems without attachment to one view. Mindfulness based approach combines logic with warm compassion, helping to re-frame clients’ view on a certain situation or thought, and create an instant shift and relief of client’s anxiety.
Anna is an experienced Mindfulness Teacher with a keen interest in running Mindfulness Workshops for individuals and organisations.
Her mindfulness sessions proved useful to individuals striving to find contentment in their work and find a magic formula for work/life balance. Her business clients range from NHS pressured blood transplant teams, through charity workers and their clients – refugees, to City solicitors firms, copywriters and a roofing company.
We spend our lives either in the future – planning, worrying, inventing countless scenarios, or in the past – remembering, regretting, missing, re-living. Each of those activities brings emotional responses which seem beyond our control. Mindfulness training teaches us to develop a distance to thoughts, feelings and emotions, as something that we DO, not who we ARE.
Once we see that, we can be more in charge of our lives. By being fully aware of the present moment we take away the power, over us, of what happened in the ‘past’ and what might happen in the ‘future’.
Anna believes that mindfulness practice can help preventing stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s a tool for maintaining psychological hygiene “Mental flossing” if you like.
“The best project you will ever work on is YOU’
Mandy is driven to making an inspiring and empowering difference to individuals, helping them to reach their full potential through coaching and leadership development. Working with Conflicts & Dreams will give you the tools and inspiration to become who or what you want to be and get yourself to a place where you can achieve your dreams.
After going through struggles of her own over the years, Mandy took responsibility to sort through these conflicts and refine her goals by attending one-to-one coaching sessions. This enabled Mandy to address her professional and personal challenges, stretch herself and become more aware of those around her. It also helped her to coach her team at work to deliver their potential and resolve their own conflicts and challenges.
Mandy has over 20 years of corporate experience working on four continents. Most recently, she sat on the senior leadership team of an international events company, coordinating events in South America, Russia, Europe and Asia. She has also worked in prestigious event management roles for a number of global events including the 2010 and 2014 Football World Cups, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Winter Olympics.
With coaching leading to such a positive outcome for Mandy, she went on to research more about leadership training, discovering the John C Maxwell Leadership, Coaching and Public Speaking Programme. Mandy enrolled for this programme and continues to be mentored by American author, speaker and leadership coach, John C Maxwell today. She is qualified as a professional leadership trainer, a key note speaker and personal coach.
William James Davies
“Mindfulness is a wonderful way of learning how our minds work, and from this, developing greater psychological flexibility.”
Following on from a career path that has included working in the financial sector, music and photography, William studied to qualify as a psychotherapist, and at the same time trained in mindfulness with the Mindfulness Association, completing both their Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner courses. Subsequently, he became a Registered Clinical Mindfulness teacher, qualified to teach 8-session courses including Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). William has given talks on the subject of Mindfulness, Hypnosis and Compassion, and his dissertation ‘Working with Mindfulness & Hypnosis in Psychotherapy’ won the J.P. Nobel award from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. In 2017 he joined the team of mindfulness teachers on a popular meditation app, and more recently has collaborated in developing a five-week mindfulness-deepening course.
Working as a psychotherapist at a wellness clinic near London Bridge, William works with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behaviour therapy with a strong evidence base. He is also an Anxiety UK approved hypnotherapist, receiving referrals from the charity for a wide range of anxiety issues, and is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).