Gavin Gowans

Gavin Gowans


I am an online and face-to-face provider of growth and wellness services for individuals, families, healthcare professionals, third sector/public sector organisations and companies.

My purpose is to help you get free of fear and be the person you were born to be.

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  • Distance Learning
  • 8 Weeks

...Participants are asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 40-60 minutes a day with instructional MP3's. Upon completion... More

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Gavin Gowans leads the course. He is a Certified Life Coach. He has a business degree, has qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1985, and a certificate in counselling skills. In addition to this he has 9 years entrepreneurial experience in a variety of businesses and is a former property investor. He has had over twelve years personal experience of Christian meditation and several years of mindfulness practice.

He currently runs 14 monthly groups in the West Of Scotland.
for the self-management of chronic pain.

Over the years Gavin has worked with and helped people from all kinds of backgrounds and situations including drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, Alzheimer’s disease, and worked in health promotion in the third sector in Glasgow. Gavin is a carer for his wife Paula, who has Multiple Sclerosis, for the last 23 years. He lives in Glasgow with Paula and has four children aged 8 - 21years old

Advantages of studying here

This course is for you if you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind—and if you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being.

* Includes Anxiety; Panic; Depression; Chronic Fatigue and Stress-related Physical Illness.

* Includes Work-related Stress; Family; School; Financial; Illness; Aging; Grief; Uncertainty About The Future; and Feeling ‘Out of control’

* Includes Chronic Illness or Pain; Asthma; High Blood Pressure; Fibromyalgia; Cancer; Heart Disease; GI Distress; Skin Disorders and many other conditions.

Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can undermine emotional and physical health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and mindfulness has been shown to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall emotional reactivity.

In addition to mindfulness practices, MBSR uses different forms of body movement to help reverse disuse atrophy attributable to our culture's largely sedentary lifestyle, especially for those with pain and chronic illnesses. We offer a series of these practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that you can incorporate into your daily life to free you from the mental habits that keep you mired in stress and unhappiness.

Areas of specialisation

* Self Management of Chronic Pain
* Stress Reduction
* Life Coaching
* Freedom from fear