Natalie is the founder of Mindful Wellness, a training and coaching platform to help you build your own source of calm, clarity, and powerful resilience. Her approach brings the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and compassion training into the practical realm of our daily lives teaching you to discover calm and balance in a common sense, relatable manner.
Natalie is a senior certified teacher and the Director of Program Development for the global Center for Mindful Self-Compassion overseeing programs on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for the public, healthcare professionals, and Mindful Self-Compassion teachers. She is the co-author, with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer, of the “Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Professionals” program, the only self-compassion training available for healthcare providers. Natalie also supported the development of the NEW Fierce Self-Compassion 8-wk course with Kristin Neff and the Self-Compassion for Shame 8-wk course with Chris Germer. Natalie is also a faculty member of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, MARC, as a certified mindfulness teacher.
As a leading teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion she works globally with individuals and companies. Natalie has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 1985 and lived in an ashram for a year in 1989 dedicating herself to intensive practice of meditation and self-compassion. After studying neuropsychology she became a Physical Therapist, working for 17 years as a clinician, Director of Rehabilitation, and a clinical specialist for medical devices in rehabilitation.
Natalie has been featured in Today, Travel and Leisure, the LA Times, MSNBC Your Business, and Thrive Global for her passionate embodiment of presence and compassion. She has brought her work to Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and organizations like NBC Universal, the Milken Institute, Getty Foundation, Wharton, and many others. She believes our work is to learn how to become our own best ally so we can thrive is today’s over-busy world. Her programs and retreats allow you to experience deeper fulfillment and happiness, reconnect with your own joy, and feel more calm and connected.
Years practicing mindfullness and meditation
Lectures and public speaking
Corporate events and workshops
Natalie Bell is one of my favorite sources for knowledge, wisdom, inspiration, and new ways to live each day with more ease and peace. Natalie’s style is relatable, engaging, effective, and so spot on, she knows this from the inside!
Without exaggeration, you were one of the best presenters we have invited to our counseling retreats! Your exercises and patient guidance during your explanations were very helpful in our understanding of Mindfulness. And just as important, you helped us appreciate how to integrate this practice in our everyday lives.
Your presentation for our staff was so important and useful for us to be able to find calm in the midst of work and to access our inner resources for health and well being. We would love to have you come again.
Natalie is truly an amazing teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. Since taking Natalie's class I am more loving to myself and those around me. I am truly a better person, and well equipped with a toolbox of practices to offer myself through all the seasons of life. I owe a piece of future self love, peace, and happiness to Natalie and her class.
I cannot put into words how thankful I am for leading our office through the session today. It truly made a difference and I got wonderful feedback from everybody.
Working with Natalie was a true gift. Her ability to ask just the right question at just the right time enabled me to move through roadblocks in my personal and professional life. While bringing professionalism and vast experience to our sessions, what I felt most from Natalie was a kind and loving heart that wished the very best for me as her client. I felt her so present with me on our Skype sessions it was like being together in person. I now have a greater capacity to accept myself and bring real compassion to myself and others. I highly recommend working with Natalie to anyone looking for clarity and connection so they can move forward in all areas of their life!
Natalie has a love of life that is contagious and has a sense of grounding that causes a calm sense of being. She has helped expand my awareness to many different levels of consciousness. Natalie was instrumental in helping me re-establish my own sense of self and belonging.
I wanted to start off by saying thank you again for a meaningful session with our team last week. You really helped us come together in a peaceful and honest place. That’s something our group needs! It was so impactful for us that we want to have you come out to our joint team meeting at the end of the month.
Natalie's groups have been a fantastic program and have been very well received. Thanks so much for bringing mindfulness meditation here.