About First Step

Julie Smith DipBSoM

Julie Smith Meditation Teacher

I started my own meditation practice around 5 years ago as an aid to help relieve some of the symptoms of PTSD - which included flashbacks, anxiety, stress and emotional numbing. Having experienced the huge benefits and positive impact that it has had on my own life, not just on a personal level but in my businesses as well, I decided to re-train as a meditation teacher. It was important to me that I sought a well-established school to train with and one that had an outside recognised qualification. This led me to The British School of Meditation in Cheltenham and after gaining a distinction in my diploma, I decided to set up ‘First Step’ as a result.

As I have successfully used meditation to help change my mind-set on many topics, I am passionate about spreading the message of how you can too. I have devised my own unique meditations and programmes which derive from a Heart-Mind coherence technique.

I believe that using this meditation as a daily practice has the power to turn around any area of your life. I have had the privilege to work with people in many different settings including students and teachers in schools, adults in group settings and both children and adults with diagnosed neurological conditions such as ADHD with positive results and feedback.

My aim is that I can use my knowledge and experience to help others. Take the ‘First Step.’

What First Step clients have said

A few testimonials from some of our many satisfied clients

thank you for coming in to work with our students. I was really pleased that we were able to organise your workshop and I think it turned out to be one that students got a lot out of and really enjoyed going to. I hope you’ll let me keep your details to hand for the future!

Sara L, A Hertfordshire School

I wanted to say a personal thank you for being so down to earth and flexible. Thanks to you both, organising and being involved with the workshop, was for me very straight forward. The students really enjoyed themselves and we all feel calm, relaxed and able to take what we have learnt and use it moving forward to bring balance to our busy lives.

Tiffany R, A Hertfordshire School

Some quotes from recent student workshops

  • Our instructor was really good and I recommend her professionally working at KTS as a subject for years 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • Thank you. I really, really enjoyed this workshop and it has given me some things to take away with me and try out
  • Really relaxing and helpful to focus better
  • I found it very relaxing and calming and I felt like my thoughts had time to slow down for a few minutes.
  • This experience has definitely helped me to relax and I will use this in future. Thank you very much for teaching me this 😊.
  • A good workshop which should be more regular in schools as a stress relief from the school day.
  • I liked the addition of learning what meditation is so that you know about it before you do it!
  • It was a very good experience to see how it works.
  • I think that this activity was very interesting and I now know good ways to keep calm and relaxed. I also now know the benefits of meditation.

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First Step Meditation

Julie SmithOwner & Meditation Teacher

Meditating for more than 4 years and keen to help you

About Us

At First Step, we run individual or group sessions using the most apropriate meditation disciplines for you.

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First Step Meditation
5 Spring Road
Herts SG6 3SQ
United Kingdom
P: 07581 092947
E: julie@firststepmeditation.co.uk