Qualifications & Training

I’ve studied across a broad spectrum of therapeutic, spiritual, creative and personal development practices during a lifetime of exploration into what it is to be fully human.

The list below covers the trainings I’ve participated in since 1977.


  • The Power of Now – personally mentored by Eckhart Tolle’s partner, Kim Eng
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – teacher training course with Bangor University
  • The Jon Kabat-Zinn 8-week mindfulness training
  • Sedona Method certified instructor
  • Insight Dialogue with Phyllis Hicks
  • Brief Mindfulness with Shakya Kumara
  • Advaita Vedanta (self-inquiry)
  • Zen buddhism
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Ananda Marga
  • Self-Realisation Fellowship
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Surat Shabd Yoga
  • Free Daism
  • Siddha Yoga
  • Mindful body awareness: Feldenkrais & Alexander Technique
  • The Enlightenment Intensive


• Quorum Occupational Psychologists – Executive coaching

• The Wilsher Group – Group executive coaching

• True North – Individual executive coaching

• John Seymour Associates – NLP Master Practitioner coaching

• Paul Jackson Associates – Solution-focused coaching

General Psychology

• Sensory Systems Training – Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Developmental Behavioural Modelling (DBM) and The Language of Change

• John Seymour Associates – NLP Practitioner

• International Teaching Seminars Ltd, (I.T.S.). – Systems Thinking

• Oxford Psychologists Press – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Qualified (MBTI)

• Tony Buzan – Mind Mapping, speed-reading, memory techniques

• Ernest L. Rossi – Optimum performance facilitation

• Life Training – Cognitive psychology

• Exegesis – Assertiveness, Gestalt & Transactional Analysis

• Marshall Rosenberg – Non-Violent Communication

• Landmark Forum

• Edward de Bono – DATT, Lateral Thinking, and Six Thinking Hats

Group facilitation

• John Seymour Associates – NLP trainer training

• Robert D’Aubingy – Trainer training

• Tim Sheppard – Presentation skills

• Forge House Training (Michael Lawlor) – Accelerated learning

• Doorway Training – Accelerated learning

• University of South-West England – Public speaking

• Speaking Circles – Public speaking

• Evan Root (Kindling Point) – Transforming Facilitation


• The Samaritans – Crisis and telephone counselling

• Bristol University – Group counselling

• Southampton University & Southmead Health Authority – Stop smoking counselling

• The Brief Therapy Practice – Brief therapy counselling

Mind-Body Healing

• Martin Brofman Foundation – Energy healing

• Ernest L. Rossi – Psychobiological healing

• David Grove – Body-based metaphor healing

• Atkinson-Ball College – Hypno-healing

• Academy of Curative Hypnotherapy – Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy (including Wounded Child Within and Past Life Regression)

• Frank Farrelly – Provocative therapy

• British Focusing Teachers Association – Body focusing

• Bio-Spiritual Focusing Association – Bio-spiritual focusing and dreamwork

• The work of Byron Katie

• Duncan Mackintosh – The Alchemy of Presence

• Angelic Reiki

* Brandon Bay’s “The Journey”

* The Grief Recovery Process


• City of Bristol College – City & Guilds in journalism

• Michael Lawlor – Whole brain writing skills

• Jurgen Wolff – Writing on the right side of the brain

• Joseph O’Connor and Robin Prior – NLP for writing

• WriteSpace – Yoga and meditation for writing

• Iron Mill Institute – Writing as therapy and the writing Fool

• Publishing Training Centre – Copywriting

• Robert McKee – Story structure

• Robert Middleton – Website copywriting

Storytelling and theatre

• Emerson College – Storytelling in organisations

• The Mastery Training – Personal growth through creative performance

• Tim Sheppard – Theatre improvisation and storytelling

• Bill Galbreath – Humour, psychodrama and improvised acting

• Nancy Mellon and Ashley Ramsden – Storytelling

• Caroline Payton – Story and improvised theatre

• Franki Anderson – Theatre of the Fool

Prosperity consciousness

Mark Silver, Lisa Wynn

Voicework and sound healing

Anthony Johnson, Joyaa, Lizzie Hutchinson, Cloe Goodchild, Taurus Voice, Adrian Locher, Stefan Cartwright, Gary Owston

Postural awareness

Hatha yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique

Relationships and sexuality

Human Awareness Institute, The Art of Being, Skydancing, The Life Training, School of Awakening, Osho

Psychology of humour

Robin Prior, Gerry Mcquire, Robert Holden, Joe Hoare, Cavun Nipun

My most influential Spiritual teachers

Sri Ramana Maharshi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Jesus Christ, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), Arunachala Ramana, Satyananda, Pamela Wilson, Adi Da, Eckhart Tolle, Lester Levinson, Robert Adams, Mooji, Hermann Hesse, Richard Bach, Adyashanti, Dr Ihalekala Hew Len and Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi



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