Neil Taylor (MSc, ABNLP Coach, DHyp, Post Grad (Cert)Ed).Hypnotherapists
Neil is a qualified and registered Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP) Coach, clinical hypnotherapist and mindfulness meditation coach. Having served in the British Army for 18 years and worked with the emergency service across the country since, he has first-hand experience of how pressure lifestyles, situations and workloads can impact on people’s mental health and physical wellbeing. As a Professional Life Coach, he utilises his experience along with detailed NLP techniques and hypnotherapy to work with people to accomplish the positive outcomes they want to see.
Steve EnglandMindfulness & Meditation
The Art of Sustainability, Steve England is an experienced outdoor practitioner and guide in both Meditation and Mindfulness for over twenty years.
There is good evidence and experience of the benefits that connecting with nature and stilling your Self can have on stress.
Phil RichardsForest Bathing
I am Phil Richards from Port Talbot in South Wales. I am a forest bathing guide, as well as a serving merchant marine engineer. Prior to going to sea, I worked as a steel worker.
Throughout my life I have again and again found immense benefit from the power of connection with nature which resulted in an epiphany trekking through Nepal, and I resolved there and then to help share this profound feeling of well being that is accessible to all. I trained as a forest bathing guide to learn about exactly what it is that provides these tangible benefits, and now I hope to deepen my own practice as well to facilitate others to start their own.
Nigel MillsPsychotherapy Practitioners EMDR
Nigel is a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR consultant and initially trained at the Institute of Psychiatry attached to the Maudsley Hospital in London. He has since worked for the NHS in Cambridge and Sussex and for the past 20 years in South Wales.
Nigel has provided postgraduate training workshops and regularly provides ongoing CPD training events for mental health professionals. He has applied EMDR in a range of different occupational settings including for the MOD (Army); Police, Prison service and train operators.
Nigel is currently the EMDR supervisor for NHS professionals in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board; Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taff.
Georgina Hughes – Ceramics & PhotographyCentre for Creative Activities
My lifelong fascination for the natural world has found its expression in my art, creating forms and images which communicate my appreciation of its beauty and the layers of potential experience, inviting the viewer to share my encounter.
During my time working in an Art College, I found connection with the students I supported and taught through the media of clay and photography as they investigated their creative responses to their environment and their inner dialogue. I delivered workshops for community groups, funded by the NHS and other awards, enabling wellbeing through use of the expressive arts.
Dr Clare Scott PhD – Creative Writing & Psycho-GeographyCentre for Creative Activities
Dr Clare Scott (PhD) has taught creative writing at all levels and to all ages since the 1980’s and began to develop her own from the early 90’s. She has a PhD in Creative Writing: ‘Poetic Responses to Place: Psycho-geography and/as Practice’, the product of her responses to the landscape along the river Towy from source to sea. Her poems and short stories have been performed and published in anthologies in the UK and Ireland. Psychotherapeutic training has underpinned her work since 2006, having achieved the Certificate in Adlerian Counselling, and undertaken a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. She has synthesised her commitment to both practices in poetry therapy training with iaPOETRY since 2015 and is Chair of Lapidus, the international words for wellbeing organisation. Most recently, she has been providing therapeutic creative writing workshops for the local and international communities, and for Artscare in West Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.