Hello I'm Karen,

I am a Mindfulness and Compassion teacher and Mental Health First Aider with added training in Mindfulness for Children and Young Adults.

Accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and certified by MHFA England.


My first children's book The Swimming Lesson was released in Nov 2023. One of many I wrote over ten years ago. This first book follows Hattie age 5 and her new swimming lesson, it is suitable for children age 3+.

This book promotes well being and confidence in young children.

All my books will aim to guide children through times of uncertainty, explaining to them that all children feel a little afraid or unsure at times and offering simple ways in which to cope or understand why they feel the way they do. There is a gentle thread of mindfulness throughout the book. A confidence-boosting feel-good inspiring and understand book for young children.

My second book, The Football Game is in the pipeline and due for publication in April. This new book is a full 32 page picture book unlike The Swimming Lesson which is a short story of 16 pages.


I am visiting schools in the Leicestershire area, reading my book to primary school age or older nursery school children. I am happy to take books with me should the children wish to buy on the day, or I offer a discount to parents of the schools I visit with a unique discount code to use online. If you would like more information, please contact me at quackmedia@hotmail.com


MINDFULNESS & COMPASSION PRACTITIONER (IMC). Accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

Mental Health First Aider. Certified by MHFA England. 

Mindfulness and Well-Being - Living with balance and ease - Rice University.

Foundations in Mindfulness - Rice University.

Mindfulness for Children and Young Adults (Mindfulness UK).

My day job is: www.quackmedia.co.uk