After successfully forging a career in the corporate world of PR and marketing, a family tragedy prompted Paula Seabourne to re-assess her priorities back in 2013. She qualified in Stress Management and Mindfulness Teaching, and then launched Minds Matter Now. Her driving passion was to help people develop the resilience to deal with the stress and anxiety that most of us encounter in everyday life. The key, she believes, is to find the right balance and a sense of freedom in both work and home lives.
Her latest venture is to launch a female members club, located at the sumptuous spa in The Grand Brighton. Minds Matter Now @ The Grand Brighton is a member’s club for caring, passionate, like-minded ladies who desire the best for their wellbeing. It’s for women who realise that time out for themselves is not a luxury but a necessity; encompassing mind, body & spirit whilst supporting each other. It’s for women who want to be inspired, embrace life (or want to again!) and restore balance to their lives.
It sounds like my kind of group!
At the first event in June, we received a warm and friendly welcome from Paula as we were all introduced to one another and treated to a complimentary continental breakfast, while we studied the Wellness Day Itinerary and got to know each other.
The Women’s Wellness Day at the Spa at the Grand was a wonderful mix of meditation and mindfulness with Paula, yoga with Anna Sugarman and nutrition, health and fitness advice from Livia Francis.
Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long before we were feeling rejuvenated, calm and very, very relaxed! We enjoyed a delightful two course lunch in the Conservatory which had been reserved exclusively for our group. There was plenty of free time for relaxation in the chill out room, and we had full use of the thermal spa and the sauna, as well as one of the wonderful spa treatments.
The sponsors for the day were ‘A New You’, an independent and CQC registered cosmetic surgery clinic based in the centre of Brighton, and Electric Hairdressing who have six leading salons across the country. Created by award-winning British hairdresser Mark Woolley, it has been hailed as the UK’s most exciting hairdressing brand. Paula and her sponsors treated us all to a fabulous goody bag.
To close the day there was a fizz reception hosted by Jackie Knight, a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the cosmetic surgery industry and owner of A New You.
My verdict? This was a truly wonderful and memorable experience. Paula was the perfect hostess and worked tirelessly to ensure we had an amazing day.
There will be up to 16 female members per event and six events in total per year. This is a lovely event to look forward to and a ‘must’ to take time out of your busy schedule.