Antonia Fiteni (BA Hons, MSc, MBSR)
Antonia Fiteni is a trained and qualified Mindfulness Educator, Presenter, Founder of The Mindful Coach, Retreat Leader and Facilitator for Mindfulness Works, the largest Mindfulness trainer in Australia and New Zealand.
She is passionate about the benefits of Mindfulness as a whole health system!
Having lived and worked overseas, had a corporate past, moved into the education sector, then the health sector, Antonia now lives in New Zealand with her family.
She founded The Mindful Coach because of the incredible success and freedom she gained personally from meditation and Mindfulness. All this stems from a past that saw Antonia reach burnout due to high stress and severe medical health issues in her early 20s.
I have always been interested in wellness and wellbeing. Even as a child I understood that being well wasn't just about being physically well, I felt it was something much more than that. I understood that being well was about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. Not that I really understood what I was thinking at the time, but I had a sense of it and a drive to pursue it and get a clearer picture of what this could look like.
I experimented with many types of healthy diets, exercise, yoga practices and meditations.
My meditation practice started when I was at university. I was feeling stressed about my studies and exams. My GP at the time recommended I start meditating. So I bought a book and started meditating! That was my first introduction to my mind, thought patterns and associated feelings and emotions.
Next came a serious of physical health challenges in my early 20s. I felt far too young to be experiencing sickness and dis-ease in this way. One of my physical health challenges was incredible lower back pain that stopped me from walking for a while. I had many tests and scans and nothing could be found. I was in a lot of pain and no one knew why. Eventually once I was able to walk again pain free, I started going to yoga classes, which has helped greatly.
However the most profound practice for me was meditation. Meditation took me beyond the physical movement of the body, beyond the calming of the mind, to a broader awareness of myself and others. I found myself to be calmer and far more present in the moment, with a lot less of a wandering mind and greater focus!
By this time I had moved to New Zealand and started on a journey of experimenting, researching and reading a lot of books! I had a thirst for knowledge about the link between the mind, mental health, psychology, mindset and wellbeing.
I kept up my meditation practice and began to see things from a much clearer, calmer, broader perspective regardless of the situation, whether it was good, bad, easy or difficult. I began to find my own unique balance and a way to deal with difficult emotions and feelings.
This led to greater self awareness and acceptance of myself, which led to greater connection to others. My self talk became kinder and more caring. Which in turn allowed me to feel more acceptance and empathy towards others.
The way out...is in.
It's an inside-job!
Its a learning process, a new set of tools, a journey!
I've gained a lot of clarity and insights on the way, that I would like to share with others.
If you would like to experience -
- less stress
- a calmer mind
- more focus and clarity
- quicker and clearer decision making
- better sleep
- kinder self-talk
- focusing on people's better qualities rather than their failings
- more energy and enthusiasm
- better communicator and team member
The list goes on! Who doesn't want these qualities in bucket loads!
I hope to work with you and your team soon. Call or email me - [email protected]