My name is Francesca Elisia. I'm a mindfulness coach with a focus on creativity and expression.
I help people work through many common challenges, including eliminating limiting beliefs, reducing stress, achieving creative recovery, and moving through change. I’m experienced with a range of techniques to develop intuition and confidence. My practice includes conversation-based methods, guided imagining, creative play, and mindfulness coaching.
I’m a qualified meditation practitioner and teacher, with a focus on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Insight Meditation practices. I am a visual artist and experienced creative facilitator.
Before becoming a coach, I worked as a lead designer within agencies, tech start-ups, and large companies in New York and London. I understand the dynamics and challenges that come with working in faced-paced and demanding environments.
After a stint working as a design instructor for professionals changing careers, and time spent reflecting on my own spiritual path, I adjusted my sails to realign with my calling.
Now, I help others achieve their goals, deepen their creativity, and improve their wellbeing. My role is to guide my clients to feel empowered by being who they truly are through 1 to 1 coaching and workplace wellness programs. I use a person-centred approach to coaching to help my clients tap into their deepest passions and find ways to live in alignment.
I am a qualified meditation practitioner and teacher. I’m currently completing my qualification as a Mindfulness and Life Coach with the Centre for Mindfulness, and I’m training in Analytical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy with Jacquelyne Morison Hypnotherapy Training.
I am based in London and work with clients around the world.
A few facts about me:
Previously, I worked as a guide with Wavepaths, a sound therapy studio unifying immersive arts, psychotherapies, and intelligent technologies into new models of care.
My first role as a creative facilitator was at Artpark, a centre for visual and performing arts in Lewiston, New York, USA in the summer of 1994.
I have practiced meditation for over 14 years. I first attempted meditation after a friend gave me Lawrence LeShan's book How to Meditate. Since then, I have trained in and explored various forms of meditation and relaxation techniques, including Mindfulness, Metta (loving-kindness), and Insight Meditation.
I’ve been fascinated with art and creativity since I took my first drawing class as a teenager. I am a visual artist with a focus on painting. Learn more about my art and personal journey at francescaelisia.com.
Education & Qualifications
Analytical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, Jacquelyne Morison Hypnotherapy Training, 2019-2020
Meditation Practitioner & Teacher Certification, Complementary Therapists Accredited Association, 2019
Postgraduate Visual Art and Art History, Summer Program, Syracuse University, Barcelona, 2008
AAS with Honors, Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School, 2007
Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2001
Additional courses and study:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Palouse Mindfulness, 2019
Certificate in Arts in Health for Helping Professionals, Arts in Health Institute, 2019
Psychology of Art and Creativity, University of Central Florida (online), 2019
Healing with the Arts, University of Florida (online), 2019
Insight Meditation with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, 2019
The Work of Byron Katie, Commune, 2019
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, 2018
Introduction to Meditation, Kadampa Meditation Center, 2009