Kamalagita Hughes was born and brought up in the Upper Rhondda Fawr and her family have lived there for generations.
For the last eight years, she has worked as a mindfulness and wellbeing trainer, mainly in schools. “I believe mindfulness skills of calm and focus are essential to healthy and creative states of mind for school leaders, staff, pupils. I see storytelling as the outer dimension of this work: a way to express thoughts and feelings, needs and values and in a way that connects with the world. The storytelling will be in the context of the schools commitment to being an empathy cluster.
Schools are in the heart of a community- so the project should include parents, grandparents and carers to weave a coherent sense of cynefin, belonging.”
Kamalagita is a Mindfulness trainer, storyteller and author. Her book “The Mindful Teacher’s Handbook” was published in 2022.