Mind Alchemy is both founded and managed by Nirrie Gopie with the support of a team of collaborators. She has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and worked in a structured clinical environment for a number of years until Mind Alchemy came into existence. Mind Alchemy provided her the platform to pursue her desire for change and excellence. True to its name, Mind Alchemy looks beyond the obvious for reasons why things don’t work as they should.
Like the smelting of gold, Mind Alchemy brings a fresh and new perspective as to why something is not working. In keeping with who she is, Nirrie studies Quantum Physics in her spare time and challenges her awareness and mindfulness, by daily meditative practices. She also pursues new experiences through travel and takes pleasure in nature and animals.
Inspired & Satisfied
Among a technology driven firm’s executive’s challenge, achieving work targets and financial goals in stipulated time frames, while maintaining a highly motivated team, are important indicators of success. In a given financial quarter, there are many moving parts each vying for prominence in a hyper competitive global landscape. Nirrie brought fresh perspectives, and supported the team in making changes to streamline our global practices which in turn strengthen our teams performances, and positively impacted our financial targets. Through Nirrie’s work with individual team members, individual management styles were adapted to a team culture, supporting fast moving change management, as we reacted to changes in our competitor’s practices, which impacted our business model. Her work with the team was impressive, and she comes highly recommended. It was a pleasure working with her.
Disturbing experiences during my teen years left me feeling unlovable and worthless and had me repeating behaviours that left me spinning the same patterns over and over again. Nirrie and I worked on a cycle basis during this time – that is we would agree to work together to unravel my challenges and I would go off and institute new ways of doing life on my own until I needed more support. We continue to work this way even now. For the first time in my life I have been able to look at myself and all parts of my journey with kindness. With Nirrie’s support I realized that I have always been enough and complete and recently I experienced a priceless moment – it was a moment I realized that I have come “home”. It was a moment of finally feeling liberated. If you are ready to make changes in your life I would strongly suggest you work with her. She is patient and compassionate but also holds you accountable in a good way.
I had a few requirements for my professional support person. First, I needed to know that they fully understood me and that I could trust them. Second, they needed to create a space where my deepest fears could be heard without judgment and lastly, I wanted them to help me to grow and become the best version of me. As a First Nations person my history is loaded. Nirrie was able to support my personal and professional growth with deep compassion and understanding. It wasn’t always easy but pushing the boundaries to become more free was worth the effort and I admit I am a work in progress. Working with Nirrie makes for a life changing experience on all levels and I recommend her without any reservations.
My story is about protecting my family and myself from what I categorize to be the worst of abusive family dynamics. Our experience was surreal and I often felt like we were drowning even though the object of the abuse was no longer present. I was referred to Nirrie and she supported my young children and I to unravel this experience and rise above it. It was a gut-wrenching journey but with her expertise, unyielding compassion, and patience, we were all able to make those psychological and emotional changes. Nirrie was able to leave us with a road map so the work continues. Our experience with her was unforgettable and I would encourage every one who wants change to work with her.
Professional growth inevitably led me to grow on a personal level and Nirrie was able to facilitate both avenues seamlessly. Her flexibility and knowledge made it easy for us to switch streams and her understanding and compassion made it comfortable for me to assess the direction I was on and where I wanted to be. Nirrie was the mirror that I needed to challenge my perspectives, actions and beliefs to bring change for success. I am happy to announce that I am changing professional streams from working in a corporate setting to enrolling in the Northern Indigenous Counsellor training program at Rhodes Wellness College. I attribute this change in career to my work with Nirrie who inspired me to help others to get to where they want to be in life. I would certainly recommend her whole-heartedly.
Being satisfied is worth the smelting process no matter how uncomfortable it is. Life can be difficult but nothing can be more exciting and profound than transformation that brings a more satisfying life. We want to inspire and support you to transform, perform and meet your own expectations. It all begins with a conversation.