The credentials bit
I’ve trained in the following therapeutic programmes:
- Integrated Yoga Therapist, trained by the Clear Mind Institute, registered with the NHS’s Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
- Mindfulness-Based Yoga Teacher Levels I and II, trained by the Clear Mind Institute
- Yoga Teacher, trained by Cathy-Mae Karelse, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga
- Yoga Nidra, trained by Satyananda Yoga Centre, London
- Foundations of Buddhist Thought, guided by Geshe Tashi Tsering at Jamyang Centre, London
- Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World, trained by Chris Cullen, Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- Sciatica and Herniated Disc in Low Back Pain, trained by Dr Robin Monro, Yoga Biomedical Trust
- Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, trained by John Seymour
- Generative trance (hypnosis), trained by Dr. Stephen Gilligan
I keep my knowledge up-to-date with relevant CPD, and I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
My other qualifications, which I’ll also utilise when I’m working with you:
- MA, European Cultural Policy and Management, University of Warwick – my entry-point into a career in the open-hearted, diverse, creative and distinctive environment that I found the arts world to be.
- BA, English, University of Birmingham – because I love language and meaning, especially when they’re at the service of exploring what makes the heart soar and what it is to be sentient. And stories, myths, archetypes and legends are cool, too, especially those we create around our own identity.
- Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing – because my glorious job at that time, working with fab colleagues, was focused on persuading people to increase their cultural engagement. And because marketing is all about understanding people, which is what I love to try and do.
- Market Research Certificate (Distinction), Market Research Society – because my job involved understanding why people attend arts events, and I wanted to know the best way to ask them about that and analyze their answers.
- Belbin Team Roles – because we all need to be good team players at some point, and help others play nicely, too.