Breathe Into Life

Performance Improvement and Resilience


After a career running major organisations and working as a business consultant, Laurin, founder and leader of Breathe Into Life, brings a lifetime of experience of managing people and relationships to underpin your strategies for wellbeing.

Laurin is a licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She integrates these and other therapies and skills to focus on solutions for individuals on a one-to-one basis, for groups and for organisations. The strategies are ‘solutions focussed’ so will help you to find the improvements you seek.

Make the changes you need today. Call Laurin on 07887 404812 for a FREE 15-minute consultation.


Modern life means we are bombarded with pressure to achieve, and many find their minds and lives are relentlessly busy. Our ‘to do’ lists get longer and we often feel that we are not doing as well as we could despite our drive to get things done.

Many of us spend years wanting to change our lives, either by making changes to undesirable habits or to move on from issues that spoil our enjoyment of life, or simply to find ways to relax.

Laurin McDonald - Breathe Into Life

We want to support you to reach your full potential through bringing our experience to support you in making those changes.

Laurin McDonald trained at the Central England College and is licensed by the Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP), and Mindfulness Now. She is an experienced Business Consultant, Trainer and Coach and can easily adapt her skills to meet your needs.

Laurin is committed to helping clients achieve change quickly and effectively. After an initial consultation she will develop and agree a strategy to help.


Please find below our services and course treatments

Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation draws on a legacy of mindfulness in Buddhism to help individuals quieten the constant narrative that our minds develop over time. Research has helped develop mindfulness to suit the modern world and to help people to let go of unwanted and self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, breaking patterns of ruminative thinking. It teaches us that rather than ‘fighting’ unwanted feelings or physical pain, we ‘pay attention’ to it and develop new ways of seeing it and therefore handling it.

Published scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness practice can help with:

  • Stress reduction

  • Clarity and focus

  • Greater resilience

  • Enhanced creativity

  • Improved relationships

  • Improved concentration

  • Rapport and communication

  • Improved health and wellbeing

  • Greater confidence and self-esteem

  • Ability to have a better quality of sleep

  • Reduced anxiety and depression

  • Improved work / life balance

  • Greater work satisfaction

  • Memory enhancement

  • Intuitive ability

  • Pain reduction

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe process that offers a deep form of relaxation. It encourages you to use your own powerful unconscious mind to make positive changes in everyday life. It is a safe and gentle way to achieve results faster than with the more traditional techniques.

A good hypnotherapist knows how to guide you through the experience of trance to gently release fears and create a new inner belief in yourself and the changes you seek.

The effect of trance is generally a feeling of calm relaxation. You are aware of your surroundings but able to disregard them.

You remain in control and able to wake up at any time. You cannot be hypnotised against your will and it is possible to break most habits at a light level of trance.

The most important factor in success is a desire to change things. If you really want to change, then hypnosis can boost your confidence and encourage self-motivation, giving you an effective way to achieve your goals. Here are just a few of the areas where hypnotherapy can be very effective:

  • To help you stop smoking easily and quickly

  • Relief from the symptoms of IBS

  • Phobia release

  • Improvement in confidence and self-esteem

  • Release from the symptoms of stress and anxiety

  • Increasing your motivation

  • Overcoming difficulties associated with traumatic memories

  • Anger management

  • Conquering nerves prior to exams, interviews, presentation or public speaking

  • Managing chronic pain

  • Personal performance in sport or business

  • Help with weight management

  • And much more….

Employee Assistance Programs

What’s it worth to you to retain good staff, reduce absenteeism and avoid costly litigation? We have the experience and know how to work with your organisation to help

  • Retain valuable staff

  • Reduce costly absenteeism

  • Meet legal requirements

  • Avoid costly litigation

  • Raise energy levels for your staff

  • Increase productivity

  • Build confidence

Each year work related stress, depression or anxiety results in loss of nearly 13 million working days at a cost to UK employers of anything up to £12 billion (HSE). Whether that stress is caused in personal life or at work, can we afford to ignore it? We will provide cost effective solutions with measureable results.

  • Stress level audit

  • Wellness coaching for individuals and groups of staff

  • Workplace support and counselling

  • Stress management strategies

  • Success optimisation

  • Personal resilience training for management and staff

  • Wellbeing days to help test for stress, raise awareness of support required and promotion of wellness activities.

Following initial consultation with key individuals and full assessment we will develop and agree a strategy with you to help achieve the goals you desire.

Laurin McDonald trained at the Central England College and is licensed by the Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP), and Mindfulness Now.

She is an experienced Business Consultant, Trainer and Coach and can easily adapt her skills to meet your needs.

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  • Mindfulness Meditation Course helped me control my condition, relax and get back in the driving seat of my life. All round I am happier, as is all my family. We’ve all benefited.

    PC, Banbury

  • I’ve never felt so relaxed…should have done it years ago.

    BS, Leamington Spa

  • I stopped smoking after one session…just one session….all those years of trying and it was that simple in the end.

    DL, North Wales

  • I have just finished a Mindfulness and Meditation course with Laurin and cannot believe the lasting effect it has had on me. She is lovely person and a wonderful listener, and has changed my whole outlook on life with her gentle and supportive way. I have continued with my meditation every day, and am amazed how I look forward to it because of all the relaxation it gives me, enabling me to get on with the rest of my day. I feel so different

    GB, Banbury