I’m Silvia, founder of The Mind Bliss Coaching and Women on a Journey. I am a certified coach and a mindfulness and MBSR instructor. I live in Geneva with my family, have three children and love to travel. I enjoy spending time in nature, watching movies and studying whatever interests me.

After 15 years of working in the field of development and international cooperation and after becoming a mother for the third time, during the 4 years I spent in Bangkok, Thailand, I decided to devote my energies to support people who want to rediscover their values and strengths, help them to live consciously in different areas of their lives. I work with people living in different parts of the world.

I design and facilitate trainings, workshops, group and individual coaching and mindfulness sessions. I work with companies, banks, schools, individuals.

I support people to become who they want to be, connect with the most authentic part of themselves,  live intentionally and take responsibility for their own well-being.

I’m a coach and a mindfulness instructor.

I have been training for many years at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at dell’Bangor Universityin England, and atOxford University, to teach mindfulness to adults. I am also trained to teach mindfulness curricula to children and teenagers.

I am specialised in practices and programs for stress reduction, well-being, development of emotional intelligence and mindful leadership.

I have been lucky enough to train with some of the best coaches and mindfulness instructors in the world: from Shefali Tsabary to Marshall Goldsmith, Gloria de Gaetano, Sarah Silverton, Saki Santorelli.

Silvia Vernaschi

Silvia Vernaschi Cocchiglia

Mindfulness instructor and coach

How do I work?

I integrate coaching and mindfulness into my approach and work with clients.
I can coach you in different areas and from different perspectives:

  • Life Coaching

  • Parent Coaching

  • Mindful Leadership coaching

  • Emotional Intelligence coaching

I follow the Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses developed by the UK Network for mindfulness-based teaching. I am committed to practicing daily and continuing to train and develop my knowledge on the subject.

Some of the clients I have recently worked


  • Certified Executive Coach and Team Coach with Marshall Goldsmith, 2020

  • Conscious Parenting Certification, Conscious Parenting Institute, 2020

  • MBSR Teacher Certification, Bangor University, UK

  • Parent Coaching Certification, The PCI. One-year post graduate course, 2016

  • Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Schools. Course on teaching mindfulness to kids (K- 12), 2015

  • Paws b, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP). Phuket, Thailand. Course on teaching mindfulness to kids (aged 7 to 12), 2016

  • BA in Business Administration. University of Turin, Italy, 1994

Retreats, personal developement, trainings

  • “From the Heart”, 7-day silent retreat with Saki Santorelli, November 2019

  • The Power of Self-Compassion, by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, November 2018

  • Summer retreat for families, Plum Village, France, 2017 and 2018

  • 5 day insight meditation retreat with Florence Meleo-Meyer, Landguet Centre, Switzerland, 2017

  • Mindful Communication, Mindful Schools, 2016

  • Difficult Emotions, Mindful Schools, 2016

  • Cultivating Positive States of Mind, UCLA, 2016

  • Several one-day meditation retreats with Ajahn Brahm. Bangkok, Thailand 2015-2016

  • Cultivating Positive States of Mind, UCLA, 2016

  • Five-day silent retreat with Josh Korda, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 2016

  • One-day silent retreat with Bianca King, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016

  • Aha!Parenting Course run by Dr Laura Markham, 2016

Book a discovery call or a coaching session with Silvia.