Self-development begins with the Self and since 1999 when I was living and teaching in Sri Lanka I began that journey. My self-development never ends but it is great to be able to pass it forward to others needing that helping hand.
Since then I have trained over 3 years in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy, worked in rape and sexual abuse and private practice for six years. I am a case study marker for Chrysalis Courses for their hypnotherapy and counselling diplomas. I have taken additional training and CPD in coaching and mentoring.
I have learned and taught yoga, meditation, therapeutic body massage and Reiki. I have taught meditation, Reiki and psychic development workshops as well as learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga and now practice Kriya Yoga, the method of Self Realisation as taught by Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. I pursued these paths when I lived in Brazil, India and New Zealand. I returned to the UK in 2012.
Spiritual Direction and self-development work is centred in a deep awareness of who we are, why we are here and what we are on this path to achieve individually and as a collective.
I enjoy walking, cycling, painting, playing the Indian harmonium and kartels, singing bhajans and spending as much time as possible in communion with Great Spirit.
Just a sample of my learning that never ends:
Life Coaching Essentials, CPDUK Accredited, The Mandatory Training Group, UK
Working with Young People (11-18), Bournemouth, UK
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Southampton, UK
Working with Sexual Trauma, Wiltshire, UK
Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Southampton, UK
Compassionate Focused Therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Dorset Action on Abuse, UK
Alongsider Programme, Mucknell Abbey, Worcestershire, UK
Diploma of Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Hampshire, UK
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner Certificate, UK
Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Hampshire, UK
Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Dorset, UK
Cancer and its Treatments, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for Cancer Support and Information, Harrow, UK
Initiated into Gayatri Mantra (Gayatri Pariwar), Marton, New Zealand
Quantum Healing, Napier, New Zealand
Initiated into Kriya Yoga, London, UK
5 Day Retreat with Joao de Deus (John of God) near Brasilia, Brazil
Diploma of Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutic Massage, Harrow, UK
Reiki Trainer, Harrow, UK
Reiki I and II Practitioner, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Education (Primary), University of Winchester, UKGoogle+