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Qualifications and Training
Compassionate Inquiry certified practitioner

Trainers: Dr Gabor Maté, Sat Dharam Kaur and others.

Company: Compassionate Inquiry

Qualification: certified compassionate inquiry practitioner

12 month training programme followed by 6 month mentorship programme followed by 12 month internship

Non-violent communication

Trainers: Gesine Schrader

Company: Seeds of Peace

Level 1 NVC

Psychedelics and Compassionate Inquiry

Trainers: Dr Gabor Maté and others.

Company: Kiyumi and CI

Psychedelics in Therapy: MDMA, Psilocybin, Ketamine, Micro-Dosing

Trainers: various

Company: PESI / Psychotherapy Networker

Understanding and Working with Complex Traumatic Dissociation

Trainers: Melanie Goodwin and Kathryn Livingston, First Person Plural; Remy Aquarone, Analytical Psychotherapist, Pottergate Centre for Dissociation and Trauma; Dr Renee Marks, BICTD; Sue Richardson

Company: ESTD UK

Personality Disorders Certification Training: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

Trainers: Gregory W. Lester Ph.D.

Company: PESI UK

Qualification: Certified Provider Personality Disorder Treatment

Accredited by: Evergreen Certification

Counselling and Psychiatry Workshop

Psychiatry and Mental Health: A workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs.

Living Well and Dying Well: Working therapeutically with an ageing population.

The Power Threat Meaning Framework: An alternative to psychiatric diagnosis.

Trainers: Professor Mary Boyle, Rachel Freeth, Helen Kewell and Joanna Moncrieff. 

Company: PCCS Books

Yoga - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Y-CBT)

Trainer: Dr Manjit Kaur Khalsa and Julie Greiner Ferris

Company: Y-CBT

Qualification: Yoga-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Intro, Level 1 & Level 2)

Remote, live training (during Covid-19)

Emotional Freedom Techniques : Advanced (EFT)

Trainer: Tania Prince

Company: Life Beyond Limits

Qualification: Level 3 Advanced Accredited Practitioner

Accredited by: EFT International 

Returning to Ourselves: The Wisdom of Trauma

Trainers: Gabor Maté and Betsy Polatin

Company: Science and Non Duality (SAND)

Remote, live training (during Covid-19)

Mental Capacity Act

Company: Social Care Institute for Excellence

Remote training (during Covid-19)

Sensorimotor EMDR 

Trainer: Arthur O'Malley

Company: EMDR West Midlands

How to work with the patterns that sustain depression

Trainer: Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD with Bessel van der Kolk; Pat Ogden; Dan Siegel; Richard Schwartz

Company: National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine

Somatic Experiencing Intro

Trainer: Giselle Genillard

Company: SOS Interntionale

Attachment and Trauma -
Relationships, consciousness and the developing self

Speakers: Stephen Porges, Daniel Brown, Pat Ogden, Peter Fonagy, Marco Iacoboni, Orit Badouk Epstein, Bruce Ecker, Ruth Lanius, Onno van der Hart

Company: ISC International

Trauma and Resilience

Trainer: Dr Gabor Maté

Company: We Coproduce / Trauma Matters

Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing

Trainer: Carolyn Spring

Company: PODS

Yoga and meditation for brain injury

Love Your Brain

Company: Yoga International

Working with Dissociation in clinical practice

Trainer: Carolyn Spring

Company: PODS

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Trainers: Joshua I Smith and Barbara Lerch

Company: EMDR Centre London

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Trainer: Tania Prince

Company: Life Beyond Limits

Qualification: Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner

Accredited by: EFT International

Refugees and War Trauma

Trainer: Dr Peter Levine

Company: SOS Internationale and Amnesty International

Para Yoga Nidra: immersion in enlightened sleep

Trainer: Rod Stryker

Company: Yoga International

Healing the traumatized mind, brain and body - effective evidence based interventions

Trainer: Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Company: The Centre for Child Mental Health

Child Psychology

New Skills Academy - online course

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma

Yoga as Medicine

Trainer: Dr Timothy McCall

Company: The Minded Institute 

Suicide intervention / suicide first aid

Trainer: Penny Strickett

Company: Living Works

Anatomy and physiology

Company: Ayurveda Pura

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma

Transforming trauma with yoga for children and young people

Trainer: Lucy Arnsby-Wilson
Company: Creative Calm Yoga and Chrysalis Kids

Ayurveda diet and lifestyle consultant

Trainer: Dr Deepa Apte
Company: Ayurveda Pura
Qualification: Diploma

Yoga for eating disorders and emotional trauma

Trainer: Lisa Kaley-Isley
Company: Yoga Campus

Indian Head Massage

Trainer: Nikki Wolf
Company: Therapy Training School
Qualification: Diploma

Origins of alignment

Trainer: Donna Farhi
CPD: 5 day intensive

Yoga Therapy Diploma
(British Council for Yoga Therapy / International Association of Yoga Therapists)

Trainers: Sylvia Barrington, Dr Jane Fitzgerald, Chris Barrington, Ruth Boaler
Company: Dru Yoga
2016 Yoga therapy for mental health
2015 Yoga therapy for serious degenerative disease
2015 Yoga therapy for cancer and auto immune disorders
2015 Yoga therapy for coronary care
2015 Yoga therapy for the respiratory system
2015 Yoga therapy for the gastric intestinal system
2015 Yoga therapy for the neuro-endocrine system
2015 Yoga therapy for spinal conditions
2014 Yoga therapy for back pain
2014 Yoga therapy for structural dysfunction

Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation

Trainer: Carolyn Spring
Company: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors / PODS

Yoga anatomy

Trainer: Dr Ray Long
10 CPD points

Pregnancy and postnatal yoga

Trainer: Janine Hurley
Company: Yoga Campus
Qualification: Diploma

Trauma: Treatment, Tendencies and Teaching

Trainers: Simon Low, Eija Tervonen, Ralf Marzen, Maja Skolimowska, Gary Carter
Company: Yoga Academy

Yoga Teacher Training

Trainers: Allie Hill and Toni Roberts
Company: Yoga Haven
Qualification: 200 hour yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance

Short courses, workshops and other training

2022 Feminine Archetypes - Psychedelics Society, Gaia Harvey Jackson

2020 Humanual Basics - SAND, Betsy Polatin

2020 Yoga Therapy for Pain - Headaches - Yoga Campus / American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow

2020 Yoga Therapy for Pain - Fibromyalgia - Yoga Campus / American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow

2020 Yoga Therapy for Pain - Structural Neck / Shoulder Pain - Yoga Campus / American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow

2020 Racialised Trauma - Cultural Somatics Training and Institute, Resmaa Menakem

2019 Yoga for Resilience - Inhale, Toni Roberts

2018 I am Woman - The Life Centre, Andrea Everingham

2017 Earth Mandala pranams - Yoga Campus, Shiva Rea
2017 Scaravelli Yoga / somatic approach - Meriel Gross
2017 Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis - Ayurveda Pura Deepa Apte
2015 Earth Mandala Pranams - Yoga Campus, Shiva Rea
2015 Yogic mindfulness - AG and Indra Mohan
2015 Yoga for women's health - Indra Mohan
2015 Vipassana Meditation 10 day silent meditation course (100 hours meditation)
2015 Balance / Harmony: Yin and Yang Yoga - Manjunaga
2014 Yin and Yang Yoga - Simon Low
2014 Astanga Yoga - Kino MacGregor (11 hours)
2014 Hips and Hamstrings - Claire Missingham (6 hours / CPD Points)
2013 Astanga Yoga / Mysore - Manju Pattabhi Jois
2013 First Aid for Yoga Teachers - Cardiff First Aid

2009 Leadership - InMovement

2008 Theatre in Prisons and Probation Services - TIPP

2007 Mentoring Level 2 - MANCAT / Open University

2007 Safeguarding - Manchester City Council

2007 Boundaries and young people - Manchester City Council

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