This is a 12 month online mindful gardening programme for women who struggle to switch off. Designed to help you start taking time for yourself every day in the garden so you can slow down and find headspace even when you’re short on time.
WARNING do not read this if you do not have the desire to take more time for yourself everyday.
Would you like to let go of feeling guilty every time you have some me-time? You’re constantly rushing to do things for other people, your boss, your partner, your kids and if you stop for even 5 minutes you feel like you’re wasting time and you should be doing something productive. You’ve worked through your lunch break for the 3rd time this week telling yourself ‘if I can just get it done, then I can relax’ while scoffing a sarnie at your desk.
You’re fed up of trying all the relaxation methods out there to have your good intentions tail off when life gets too busy. That meditation app has been sitting on your phone unopened for the last 6 weeks and no matter how much you tell yourself you’re going to join that online yoga class after work it always seems like too much effort to change into your workout gear when you’ve had yet another hectic day.
You wake up in the middle of the night, your mind racing with all the things you have to do and lie there for hours worrying about EVERYTHING! The next morning you feel even more destroyed than you did when you flopped into bed last night. When will it end?
You thought you’d try some gardening to help you switch off. But there's so much conflicting information out there it's left you feeling more overwhelmed than before. Plus you barely have time to eat your lunch let alone trawl the internet for a simple 'How to' video so you can plant some bulbs to brighten up the garden.
Before I joined Mind in Bloom I struggled to switch off my running mind. However since I started working with Kendall I have learnt how to use gardening to give myself something else to focus on and help to my mind to calm. I started seeing results as soon as I received my first box containing a lovely plant and planted it in my garden. The most valuable feature of the programme is the simple instructions and tips to turn the gardening activity into a mindful one. My biggest fear about joining Mind in Bloom that I was a terrible gardener and I wouldn’t be able to do anything properly. If you’re on the fence about joining I’d say do it!!
-You stepped off the hamster-wheel of life and really thought about what you wanted your life to look like.
-You felt confident to set clear boundaries at work and at home and as a result planned your days to include time for you.
-You took a guilt-free hour everyday in your garden to mindfully grow your flowers and food and created headspace and calm for yourself.
-You felt supported by like-minded women who understood the challenges faced by modern women and helped to raise them up to live more joyful, passionate lives too.
-You knew exactly how to reduce the feelings of overwhelm whenever they appeared and didn’t let them knock you off course.
-You felt productive, energised and happy after your time in the garden, proud of the haven you’re creating to relax in and the life you’ve created for yourself.
-You slept soundly and awoke feeling well-rested and excited to start a new day.
-You were relaxed and happy and this enhanced your relationships with your loved ones and your wider community.
If it sounds scary, if it feels bold, if you’re thinking it won’t work, it's because it goes against everything society tells us a woman deserves.
Before I joined Mind in Bloom I wasn’t enjoying my garden. I was uninspired, anxious and I didn’t know where to start. But since I've started working with Kendall I have started to look forward to spending time in my garden. Each month I await my Mind in Bloom activity with excited anticipation. For the first time I grew vegetables from seeds and felt confident enough to redesign our front garden. The most valuable feature of the programme is all the online content that Kendall provides. I have learnt so much from her live sessions. The well-being element of the programme has been invaluable; from small tips about engaging your senses in the garden to online yoga for gardeners. If you feel overwhelmed and anxious about your garden I would recommend joining this programme.
I am able to help because firstly, I know exactly what it's like to feel as though if you’re not busy, you’re wasting time when you could be doing something productive.
But because of my own experience finding ways to quickly create headspace that works for the modern woman I know that you don't need to change your entire lifestyle to make a difference in your life.
I know this because I've helped many clients start to ease off the accelerator, slow down and reconnect with themselves and their passion, just by taking small moments of time to work on their garden.
That’s why Mind in Bloom focuses on mindful gardening activities that take between 5 and 20 minutes a day because although over the last few months we have been forced to slow down physically, mentally we are busier than ever, and we are in serious need of a break.
I discovered Mind in Bloom during the first lockdown when my anxiety was off the scale and I was already struggling with depression, whilst then trying to juggle work and home schooling and life in general! Since working with Kendall my anxiety has reduced from a 10 to a consistent 4 to 5 and my mood has lifted from 2 to around a 7. I started seeing results instantly, as soon as my first Mind in Bloom box dropped through the letterbox and I read Kendall’s card I noticed my shoulders dropping, my breathing slowing down and I felt full of hope. The most valuable feature of the programme is the support and positive encouragement from Kendall which has given me the confidence to try both mindfulness and gardening (which I’d never done before) and my self esteem has grown along with the seedlings from my monthly Mind in Bloom boxes! My biggest fear about joining the programme was that I would struggle to allow myself time just for me, but Kendall has taught me that I deserve that “me time”. My self worth has increased, I feel more relaxed and fall asleep quicker at night and I’m more productive at work after my lunch break in the garden. I’ve also managed to reduce my anti anxiety medication! I’ve created a seating area and even bought a cold frame. My garden has become my sanctuary. If you’re unsure about joining I’d say just do it and follow Kendall’s advice because she knows what she’s talking about, Mind in Bloom really does work!
Monthly 30 minute mindset sessions to help you connect to yourself and design your dream life.
The Personal Permission Blueprint- helping you to give yourself permission to slow the heck down.
The Right to Release Formula- a nifty formula to allow you to release that which does not serve you.
The Productive Planning Method- my tried and tested method for the busy modern woman
The (Im)Perfect Persistence Model- what you’re going to need in order to maintain your calm for the years to come.
Monthly 30 minute mindful gardening training to help you connect with your garden and Mother Nature
Mindful pruning, Mindful seed sowing, Mindful weeding, Mindful planting and many more.
2 x monthly 30 minute grow along sessions to practice your mindful gardening in a supportive environment
Live grow along sessions with me where you can ask any questions about how to do your mindful gardening activity for maximum relaxation benefits and get personalised support.
Guest expert sessions
Mindful cooking, Mindful Floristry, Yoga for gardeners, Breath work and more.
Monthly Mind in Bloom Boxes
A luxuriously wrapped mindful gardening activity sent to you in the post to help you get started in your garden slowly. Designed and packaged to feel like a real treat each month. Because you bloody deserve it!
Weekly accountability threads in our private Facebook community.
The reason Mind in Bloom works is because it's not one of those ‘pay your money and not take action’ programmes. At the start of the week you’ll let us know what your daily ‘time for you’ activities are and at the end of the week you’ll let us know how you got on. If you have a difficult week myself and the community will be there with encouraging words, support and practical tools to help you re-set the following week.
You'll get a 30 minute 1 to 1 coaching session with me to help you create your mindful gardening plan. Plus access to my Mindful gardening planning template usually reserved for my 1 to 1 clients
What’s the format of this course?
It’s not a course. This is an online programme designed to help you, slow down and take more time for yourself through mindful gardening and to do it with more ease, in a way that fits into your life so that you can continue to take daily time for yourself for years to come.
This means that you will have weekly live calls available to you to help you work on your mindset, learn mindful gardening skills to help you switch off and grow along sessions to help you develop your connection to yourself and the Mind in Bloom community.
You do not have to attend all the live grow along sessions however I do recommend attending the mindset and mindful gardening training. All sessions will be recorded so if you can’t attend live you can watch the replay which will be sent to you.
What areas/ subjects does your training cover?
.🌱 Connecting with yourself, your loved ones and Mother Nature
🌱 The cost of not giving yourself permission to switch off
🌱 How be courageous and take time for yourself
🌱 The importance of rest to reduce stress
🌱 How to quiet your mind at 3am
🌱 How to create an effective mindful routine
🌱 How to protect your time and why you should
🌱 How to set healthy boundaries with yourself, loved ones and at work
🌱 How to increase your energy and productivity with mindful gardening
🌱 Overcoming perfectionism
🌱 The magic of peer support and accountability
🌱 Keeping yourself on track with effective goal setting
🌱 Mindful pruning
🌱 Mindful seed sowing in pots
🌱 Mindful direct seed sowing
🌱 Mindful potting on
🌱 Mindful planting out
🌱 Mindful watering
🌱 Mindful weeding
🌱 Mindful feeding
🌱 Mindful floristry
🌱 Mindful seed harvesting
🌱 Mindful bulb planting
🌱 And so much more….
Do I get 1-2-1 time with Kendall?
Yes and no. There is no 1-2-1 time with me, unless you bag one of the limited bonus spots (you’ll have to be quick though!)
Where you do get individual support is at the end of each training call where you bring a question and I will answer it for you. Yep, that's right for less than the price of a packet of seeds a day, you get 1-2-1 support on the training calls.
What coaching is provided?
Once a week you can come to a call to receive support from me on:
Mindset and planning session (1 x call per month)
Mindful gardening techniques (1 x call per month)
Grow along sessions (2 x calls per month- 1 x flowers and 1 x fruit and vegetables)
Guest expert coaching (Ad hoc calls)
I recommend that you attend, alongside the mindset and mindful gardening coaching calls, at least 1 grow along month.
What is the commitment?
When you sign up you are signing up for 12 months of support.
What days will the calls be on?
Calls will always be on a Wednesday at 1pm to help you get back on track if life has started getting in the way (as it’s likely to do!). If you cannot make a call live you will get a recording emailed to you.
How long will the calls be?
Allow for 30 minutes although these may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of those on the call.
Do I need a Facebook account to be part of Mind in Bloom?
All the training takes place on zoom and you will be emailed recordings of the calls if you miss them. However, the support and connection with other members of the programme in the Facebook group is what will help you to stick to your plan of daily time for yourself when life throws curveballs at you.
Can I drop out at any time?
Mind in Bloom is a 12 month online programme. It is purposefully this length to allow you to learn the tools and techniques, put them in to practice, fall off the bandwagon and, without beating yourself up, get back on the horse with the support of me and others in the programme. Anything in life that is worth having requires commitment and true transformation is an ongoing process. I will provide you with the tools to facilitate this transformation but you have to put the effort in to make it happen.
Including monthly mindful gardening activity
Including monthly mindful gardening activity
Just the programme (no monthly activity)
Just the programme (no monthly activity)