Liv Downing has over 20 years of experience working with organisations and individuals to support them to work and live to their fullest potential. She is a Registered Psychologist, Coach and Meditation Teacher and offers consulting, coaching and counselling to individuals, groups and organisations.
Liv began her career working with children with autism and learning delays and then moved into working with young adults within a psychosocial rehabilitation setting. After completing her post-graduate studies, she moved into organisational psychology and found herself designing and implementing large-scale national human resources solutions.
In 2008, while working in private practice counselling, she was trained in Mindfulness-Based Therapy and she immediately recognised the power and efficacy of this technique for both individuals and organisations.
Following a three-year period living in the United States, where she learnt mindfulness techniques from some of our global leaders in the area, she returned to Australia and became part of the team to design and deliver the workplace mindfulness program for Smiling Mind. She was also involved in the development of the Beyond Blue parenting app – Mind the Bump.
Through her business, Liv Mindfully, Liv now delivers mindfulness-based workshops to schools and organisations and works with Monash University, to teach within the Medical Faculty. She counsels in private practice one day a week. She is a board member of Meditation Australia (MA) and has recently co-founded an online workplace mental health program called Mind You.
She hosts a podcast about connection and belonging called “YOU ARE LOVED” which is also the title of her forthcoming children’s book – due to be released in 2022. She is a contributor to Insight Timer – a free meditation app, allowing the profound power of meditation to be accessible to all.