About Us

At The Life Raft, we understand that life can be overwhelming, especially when you find yourself caught in a cycle of worry, overthinking, and self-criticism. These challenges can leave you feeling stuck, drained, and disconnected from the life you truly desire. That's where we come in.

We founded The Life Raft in 2012 during our own journey of overcoming PTSD following a near-fatal knife attack. Through our personal experiences and extensive training, we have discovered powerful tools and resources to help individuals navigate the choppy waters of life and find their way back to inner peace, confidence, and happiness.

We believe that the biggest challenges offer the greatest opportunities for growth and transformation. Our mission is to provide a safe haven where you can learn and implement practical strategies to break free from the grip of worry, quieten the noise of overthinking, and cultivate a kinder, more compassionate relationship with yourself.

At The Life Raft, we offer a range of services tailored to your unique needs, including one-on-one coaching, workshops, and online resources. Our approach is grounded in evidence-based practices and holistic well-being, recognizing that true transformation comes from nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.

Whether you're facing personal struggles, professional challenges, or simply feeling lost in the daily grind, we're here to support you. With empathy, understanding, and a wealth of experience, we will guide you on a journey of self-discovery, empowering you to navigate life's storms with resilience, clarity, and renewed purpose.



Rob Plevin

Co-Founder, The Life Raft

I'm married to Sally & we live in the beautiful Eden Valley. We have 3 children, a crazy Tibetan Terrier called Bodhi and a pantomime horse called Ned. I love to be outdoors and enjoy sailing, running (slowly), mountain biking and swimming in the river or lakes nearby.

I’m a former senior Special Ed. Teacher and behaviour consultant. I’ve also written a number of teacher training books but my passion these days is personal development – in particular mindfulness, meditation & practical stress management. I’ve spent a huge part of my adult life in an immensely stressed & burned out state – not sleeping properly, chronic pain, fatigue etc. Yada, yada, poor me, boo hoo.

Discovering and practicing mindfulness has been totally transformative for me.  It has brought about incredible changes in every area of my life.

I train clients in 1:1 and group situations to help them become free from stress, feel better about themselves and find a more relaxed (and effective) way of dealing with the pressures of life. I teach our main mindfulness programs and work with school senior management teams, businesses and corporate clients through our Resilience program. I'm a qualified Mindfulness/meditation trainer, Qigong teacher and breathwork coach.

Sally Plevin

Co-Founder, The Life Raft

Hi, I'm Sally, I am passionate about helping others overcome worry, overthinking, and self-criticism. As a former Police sergeant, I thought I had it all together – I was calm, confident, and capable. However, when we were attacked, overnight I found myself struggling with overwhelming fear and constant tension.

While it was a dark period in my life, I now see it as a profound opportunity for growth and awakening. Determined to heal, I immersed myself in personal development, exploring various techniques to reprogram my thoughts and break free from anxiety.

Through this journey, I discovered the power within myself to transform challenges into opportunities. Now, I feel privileged to guide others who find themselves trapped in the same cycle of worry and self-doubt.

As a life coach, I create a safe and supportive space for my clients, offering empathy, understanding, and a personalized approach. I've been there, and I know the courage it takes to confront fears and limiting beliefs. Together, we work on cultivating inner peace, building resilience, and rediscovering the potential that lies within.

When I'm not coaching, you can find me spending quality time with Rob and our two beautiful children. We love exploring the great outdoors, trying new recipes in the kitchen, or travelling to sunnier climates.

It is my view that life is too short to be spent worrying about what could go wrong. Instead, I focus my energy on living each day to the fullest. When we let go of worry, we open ourselves up to a world of possibilities and the freedom to truly enjoy the journey."


"I was very stressed before the course. I worried a lot and was unable to relax. I felt responsible for the happiness of my whole family. I am now finding it much easier to stay relaxed and not become stressed. I am able to stay calm in stressful situations and to focus on NOW rather than worrying my life away. I am enjoying life again."

Steph Jack
Quiet Mind Client


Trained to teach Mindfulness Meditation in the Rinzai-Zen tradition


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