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certified little peace of mind practitioner

We have a number of certified Little Peace of Mind Practitioners who have completed an intensive training program with Nicola and now support our Little Peace of Mind clients as independent coaches. Please find a short introduction to each of them below and contact them directly to find out more about their coaching arrangements and rates.

They all come highly recommended .

laura white

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Advanced Practitioner

Laura experienced panic attacks and depression on and off for the last 15 years and as life has happened; infertility, losing jobs, numerous failed relationships, her symptoms worsened. 10 months ago, Laura found herself out of work and unable to leave the house as she was paralyzed with fear and anxiety.

That is when she came across A Little Peace Of Mind and the programs here and in her own words, is ‘amazed at how much my life has transformed!’

Laura finds herself living life fully with a successful job at LinkedIn, traveling to foreign countries, new friends and a new relationship all with the knowledge that even if these things had not happened, then she would still have peace of mind.

Laura works with clients that are stuck in their incessant thinking and believe life circumstances cause their anxiety. She offers hope by helping navigate through life much easier and she can point you to where clarity and peace of mind really resides. Laura can do that because she has been there too.
To find out more about working with Laura, please visit

Vicki Montague

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

Vicki recalls being a worrier from an early age. During her time at University it got worse and led to a racing heart and insomnia that were managed with medication.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other symptoms such as headaches, eczema and food intolerances followed.

She continued to live life fully but the self-doubt and worry that had plagued her life came back with vengeance.

There was nothing in her external life to cause anxiety or worry. She had created her own business, the Free From Fairy, and lived within the limits she had placed on herself in order to not become stressed and overwhelmed.

But something still felt wrong.

After many years of searching and studying (NLP and counselling) she finally came across the Three Principles.

Immediately she felt lighter, although she didn’t fully understand why for many months afterwards. Finally she realised that she no longer needed to take her thoughts seriously. Her life immediately became more peaceful

Since then she has trained with Nicola Bird and John El Mokadem to become a Three Principles Practitioner/coach. She works with children and adults who have restricted their lives, either physically or mentally, to reconnect them to their innate wisdom. This in turn allows people to live a life of freedom, love and peace.

To learn more about Vicki and her coaching, please click here.

julie cluley

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

For most of her adult life Julie experienced the world as a very very busy place, full of things that “should” be done and “needed” to be done, usually with an underlying sense of urgency. 
As she reached her mid-thirties she was happily married with 2 gorgeous kids and a job she absolutely loved as a dog behaviour coach. 

To anyone who knew Julie then, they would think she had it all. However, for much of the time she was really struggling with feelings of being constantly busy, overwhelmed, and this ever present sense of urgency. It was awful and seemed to be getting progressively worse as she entered into peri-menopause. 

Julie would love to help you put the joy, fun and laughter back in your life.
Have you ever noticed how dogs live for now and never let anything get them down for long? This is what is on offer for all of us.  Exploring this understanding, perhaps with your dog to guide you, is truly the most magical of journeys. Julie is here to help you to live your life exactly the way you want to.

Julie tried everything from a variety of different supplements, improved diet, more exercise, a million different self help books and counselling sessions. All of these did help to some degree, but she still seemed to be on a downward spiral until she realised there was literally no joy left in her life. Julie was thinner, fitter and had pretty much everything she had ever aimed for, but still felt awful. Then the guilt kicked in; how could she have all those things and still be so miserable? She started to suffer from insomnia, panic attacks, paranoia that her friends no longer liked her, feelings that she was an awful mum, arguing with her husband and even the job she loved so much had started to become a chore.

Julie couldn’t understand what was ‘wrong’ with her and genuinely thought she was going mad.

In September 2018 she bumped into the ALPOM website and the 3 principles.  Julie’s experience of life changed almost overnight. She now lives life from a much calmer, relaxed and joyful place. The best thing for Julie is that nothing actually changed. She still has the same lovely husband, same gorgeous kids and the same amazing job helping clients improve their relationship with their dogs.

To find out more about working with Julie – please visit 

kathryn bonney

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

Three years ago, Kathryn was done.

The baby that was supposed to magically fix it did not actually make her life better.Her family was on the verge of bankruptcy for a second time, and the move halfway across the country away from friends and family had only made things worse.

She had already called the divorce attorney and was ready to file paperwork. Certain that single parenting was the next chapter of the drama called her life.

The problem, as best she could tell, was her. And there was not anything she could to make it any better.

No matter what small glimpses of hope she had over the years, nothing ever really changed.

Not for a lack of trying- if there was an answer, she had done her best to find it.

Personal (CBT) therapy, EFT, NLP, group therapy, self help workshops, amanae, hypnosis, Feng Shui, jnana yoga, psychic readings, vipassana meditation, Buddhism, Maori healers, Imago therapy, oils, personal development training, A Course In Miracles, and basically every self help book ever published by Hay House- all directions she looked.

Every cure, fix, technique, tool, or explanation was explored, desperate in her efforts to make it okay.

Finally she decided that if her life was destined to be unhappy, if this was as good as it was going to get, then she might as well do it on her own. Being married was certainly not helping.

Motherhood had taken her lifelong semi-manageable anxiety and pushed her over the edge.

Isolated and depressed, the illusion of holding it together fell apart without friends and family to cover for her.

She struggled with the basic care of her children, drowning in her own mind, adrift in the negativity and helplessness.

Then, by sheer chance, she came across the understanding and a conversation about how life really works.

A weekend intensive pointed her in a new direction, with clarity and simplicity she had never felt before.

The insight simple- you are not broken.

Truth landed so completely that the impact was felt in every area.

Life started to change- the picture slowly improving.

Diving deep into the conversation, Kathryn spent 18 months studying with Michael Neill- seeing how to create the impossible and explore even more. The opportunity to train with Nicola Bird and join ALPOM a natural transition when coaching others became the next step in the journey.

The last twelve months have been the best year of Kathryn’s life. Sharing her grounding as a coach. Getting present to her three children and completely falling in love. Seeing her husband of 16 years transform before her very eyes (spoilers: it was never him). And having insights about her own experience of life. Getting off the sidelines and playing the game full out.

Drastic.

That was the word Kathryn’s husband uses to describe the changes he has seen in the last three years.

Happy.

How Kathryn describes it for herself.

The feeling of life has changed, the freedom to simply experience what is and enjoy the present moment is what she shares in her coaching. Getting curious and listening deeply is how she shows up. A mirror to see yourself clearly the offer.

Kathryn can be reached at

susana vilmer

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

Susana was born in Mexico and moved to the US on her own after high school. Her studies took her to various places in the US  like Nevada, Texas, California, New Jersey and New York, where she received her bachelor’s in Social Work and master’s in Public Administration.  From an early age Susana pushed herself to be an overachiever and she suffered a great deal of anxiety as she advanced in her career. 

 

She spent a lot of time feeling worried, stressed and fearful about the future.  It just seemed that nothing ever satisfied her and it was difficult to stay grounded. She constantly felt self doubt and insecure thinking, which kept her stuck in her life for many years.

For years, Susana trained with many mentors and coaches in the spiritual and human development field to address her anxiety and gain a deeper understanding of the world of energy and spirituality.

She became a Certified Spiritual Practitioner and Energy Mindfulness Master Coach; and obtained several  other certifications throughout her  journey.

However, while these training programs  helped her a great deal, there was still that feeling of dissatisfaction that  kept her seeking for answers.

That’s when Susana came across the 3 Principles and was profoundly touched by working with Nicola Bird and other 3 Principles mentors.

Susana started to feel content in her life again  and her anxious and scary feelings started to dissipate.  These series of events inspired her to become A Little Peace of Mind Practitioner.

Susana knows how hard it is to move forward in life when you’re filled with worry, fear and uncertainty because she has had these same experiences.

Unfortunately, Susana  missed so many great opportunities in life because of her insecurities, which turned into a vicious cycle that kept her stuck.

That’s why Susana is so passionate about helping others who are scared about their life path and are unable to answer their true calling.

With her coaching programs, Susana guides women how to connect with their own wisdom in order to release fears that prevent them from living on purpose and have more confidence and success in life.

To learn more about working with Susana, please visit: 

Ruth Harris

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

Ruth struggled for most of her life, with feelings of insecurity and anxiety;  never feeling good enough, constantly searching for ways to be a better version of herself and keeping herself small. 

Ruth had been holding on so tight to “controlling” all aspects of her life, being afraid of her experience, believing this to be the only way to get her through each single moment of the day.  
In fact, Ruth describes herself as a recovering control freak.. “If there was a control freaks anonymous, I would have certainly been one of their founding members!”.

Ruth created a world, so perfectly curated that those around her did not notice that inside, she was panicking! The physical signs would be; the heart palpitations, sleepless nights, continuous worrying, constant mood swings, which ultimately led to a more serious health diagnoses.

So Ruth went in search of an answer and having always been fascinated in how the mind works, graduated in Psychology and spent her corporate career focused on how the mind works and human behaviour.

That learning triggered Ruth’s continued curiosity in how life is experienced, eventually leading her to the work of Sydney Banks and the three principles. 

What Ruth discovered in that understanding is that she had “innocently” been making it all up!. What she saw was that her whole experience of life was like a fictional story, no more real than the storylines in Harry Potter.  

What Ruth now knows, is that there is an easier way to life;
One that allows us to grab hold of new opportunities, letting go of the need to feel in control. To not be afraid of our experience. To live with more ease and calm, more humour and loving relationships, more creativity and productivity and to know that no matter what the circumstances, no matter what life may throw at us, we will be alright. 

Ruth truly believes this understanding can change the world. Huge statement she knows, but if we all knew the true nature of thought and where our experience comes from, it would not make sense to look for the separation, not make sense to divide people based on past experiences or where they come from or what they believe. 

Ruth has actively searched out the leading practitioners in this field and trained under Nicola Bird to become an ALPOM practitioner. 

Renee Zulich

A Little Peace of Mind Certified Practitioner

I was there, too.

I never would have thought that I’d be in a position to help educate others on a cure for anxiety.  

Growing up, I was what they would call a “sensitive child”.  I had a “nervous stomach.”  I missed over a month of school in grade 6 due to stomach upset every morning.  I also had OCD tendencies.  

I knew, even then, that there was a mind-body element at work.  

I thought it was interesting that if I simply worried or thought about having an upset stomach, that it would happen!

Needless to say, for the next 35 years, I knew where all of the bathrooms were located on every route and if I didn’t, I was loaded with medication to paralyze my bowels.  I always had to drive everywhere, organized every outing to the finest detail and if things went off plan, I was not fun to be around.  

Two weeks after I quit my job as a busy office manager, I had my first panic attack! I was downtown in a big city, and hungover from celebrations the night before.  I felt a bang in my head, my hands clenched up like claws, and I had difficulty swallowing.  For pretty much every day after that, I endured tingling in my hands and face and light-headedness.

I used medication to sedate myself so that I could be relaxed leaving the house.  And I never left the house without my purse, which had all of my security measures, such as tissues, medication and my cell phone.

I did every program that I could get my hands on.  Every therapy, technique and practise.  I even sourced out the best self-help gurus in the world that I could find (Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay, to name a few).  I had the loving support of my husband and family, no matter what I needed.  One day, I came across a free audio by Nicola Bird on Facebook that changed my life.  I signed up for the 6-week course, and I never had another panic attack again.

The Three Principles taught me how my thoughts create my reality.  More importantly, that all of my thoughts are neutral— they do not mean anything about me, until I believe that they do!  Therefore, I can treat every thought as neutral, and don’t have to get attached to anything I think, specifically, those fearful thoughts.

How different would YOUR life be if fearful and negative thoughts had no more bearing on your life?  Who would you be? I now leave the house forgetting my purse entirely.  And I don’t decide to turn back to get it, because

I KNOW THAT I AM WELL.

Let me help you to SEE your innate wellbeing and that the answers are available within you right NOW.