I am now able to offer a CMA fully approved and certified Advanced Diploma course in Functional Massage/ Additional Needs from my beautiful therapy and training sanctuary on Exmoor in Somerset .
I am also available to bring this course direct to schools either as a certificated training day or as a workshop . (Travel and accommodation costs must be covered. )Please email me for further details and costs.
Previous level one training in My Indian Head Massage for Special Needs is a pre requisite .
This advanced course includes proven , deeper scientific research into this therapy on physical, mental, emotional and academic levels .
Further nurturing massage techniques are taught along with ways to grow this very beautiful , gentle but powerful massage on so many levels and for so many different environments and abilities. It also goes deeper into emotional intelligence which is vital for IQ and our ability to learn and grow. It is a scientific fact that our physical and emotional wellbeing are closely linked to ability to learn effectively. This course includes emotional intelligence within the classroom, as well as within each child , linking cognitive with emotion and science with feeling . Emotions and emotional intelligence are key to learning .
For many children and young adults with different or special abilities, stress hormones are naturally much higher than for their peers. The fear of failure combined with not understanding/ coping will often lead to meltdown or switching off because emotion will always win out over cognition. It is here too that this work really does reap huge rewards., not just for the child but for the entire class environment.
This is especially important in an age where employers are now looking at emotional intelligence as much as at exam grades . Every child and young adult has a gift, a talent, an ability, however ” different ” they are and every voice and ability should be included at school and within the workplace. We all have something to ‘ bring to the table ‘. Our future needs to be inclusive of everyone – the great thinkers and innovators have so often been those who are on the spectrum or who have a different ability.
Skills are expanded and a more extensive knowledge and understanding are shared in this very practical , visual course with lots of opportunity to refresh and cement level one learning surrounding different abilities such as autism, dyslexia, LD’s, ADHD, dyspraxia, OCD and other additional or special needs.
Physiological, scientific and neuropsychological facts and research are shared, along with extra massage techniques and case studies as we explore further into mental health including conditions such as PTSD , trauma, depression and anxiety to name but a few, along with how to tailor the massage techniques for younger children.
Full certification , folders , lunch and all refreshments included.
* It is only with this Advanced level that independent teaching of this massage to others ( under my name and Therapies For Special Needs ) as well as a link to my website are happily granted , as this is my protected work.
Cost £150 per person.
Time: 9.30am – 5pm.
17th November 2017
8 December 2017
9 February 2018
9 March 2018
20 April 2018
11 May 2018
29 June 2018
13 July 2018
17 August 2018
14 September 2018
12 October 2018
9 November 2018
14 December 2018
* Please note that as with my level one trainings, I am prepared to travel and teach where a group of you and a venue can be arranged. Travel , and where applicable, overnight accommodation costs to be covered please .
Following the enormous success and demand for my Rainbow Kids Touch Therapy Clubs ranging from ages 3 – 18 , ( it started out as one small group of primary age children and has now evolved to teenagers and young adults and children’s homes as well as work with young offenders ) I am very happy to announce that I am offering one day CPD/Instructor courses from 2018 for those wishing to train with me and set up similar schemes in their own areas.
Nurturing touch is such a scientifically proven part of our wellbeing and growth on all levels : emotionally, mentally, physically , academically and socially. Tests conducted since the 1950’s have proven that animals that are touched and handled are physically healthier than animals which are not handled. They also have bigger brains and far greater social skills and healthier emotional bonding.
I teach researched studies and facts which prove how unlike IQ, emotional and social intelligence can be learned and grown and indeed we have specific areas of the brain that directly link in with this, for example with reading and processing faces, empathy , social cognition, controlling behaviour , multi awareness, self awareness… the list is huge ! Your heads will be bursting with knowledge and scientific facts in the most blissful and relaxed way – the best way to learn !
This CMA accredited course can be applied to nurseries, pre schools, primary and secondary schools, children’s homes and special schools to name just a few. It would be wonderful in hospitals and hospices too …. the possibilities are endless !
- I teach massage techniques including creative and expressive massage , how to use massage to describe stories , songs, events and feelings ( it is a fact that 80% of communication is actually non verbal ! ) mindfulness, meditation, relaxation techniques, guided journeys, beautiful story cards and story telling with a whole magical difference for younger children . Although the children are learning science along with the “magic”, and there is a structure, it is very driven by the children and their voices, encouraging their confidence, their emotional intelligence (EQ) their social intelligence/skills (SQ) as well as their academic productivity (IQ), and unleashing their creative imaginations…. all wonderful and beneficial qualities which will add to their performance within the classroom.
- For older ” children” and young adults I teach massage for wellbeing, balancing ,communication and expression, along with mindfulness, meditation, “older” guided journeys, physiology and graphology as well as the sharing of massage strokes that can be self-administered as a way to manage anxiety, be more productive and focused, become more self aware and to nurture their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.
I collect everyone from a central meeting place at 9am , and after teas , coffees and introductions, the course starts promptly at 9.30 am and finishes at 5pm. Certificates and lunch are provided along with a full manual including ” lesson ” plans, resources and further information.
Previous massage experience helpful but certainly not essential. Just come and share a completely gorgeous day and leave with your heads bursting with all the new techniques and knowledge but also blissfully relaxed and having learned so much about yourselves too in a very relaxed environment ……
Cost £150 per person.
- Please note that Rainbow Kids, Rainbow Kids Touch Therapy and Head Massage / Therapies for Special Needs is my protected work and it is only through training and certification with myself that links to my website are happily and proudly granted !
For more information and details including accommodation if needed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early booking essential on this very popular course. Here are the dates !
8 February 2018 9.30am -5pm
8 March 2018
21 April 2018 (Sat)
10 May 2018
28 June 2018
14 July 2018 (Sat)
18 August 2108 (Sat)
15 September 2018 (Sat)
13 October 2018 (Sat)
10 November 2018 (Sat)
15 December 2018 (Sat)
CMA approved and certified functional massage courses with author/therapist/experienced teacher on Exmoor in beautiful training/therapy chalet.
I am very proud to share that I now regularly receive fully and part funded placements for teachers and other staff/ professionals from both large mainstream schools as well as specialist schools , autism and ADHD charities and large organisations . I have also trained NHS physiotherapists and nurses. Please email me if you would like to know more . I am available, by prior arrangement , to travel direct to schools or an agreed venue to offer this training , including outside of the UK. Travel and accommodation must be covered please . Email me for further details and costs.
Workshops in schools are also available .
Based on my book ” Indian Head Massage For Special Needs “, this Level One course shares beautiful , gentle, nurturing and deeply beneficial massage techniques to reduce anxiety, ease, alleviate and even overcome issues and challenges … and to help everyone relax and bloom, not just those with different or special abilities . Scientific information and proven research , including case studies are all shared constantly throughout the two days as we learn together in this very visual, practical course. The researched proof and knowledge are on scientific , physiological, neuropsychological, physical , emotional mental levels .
Students are also taught how to keep their own case studies which are then submitted to myself on a regular basis for monitoring and recording.
It has been scientifically proven since the 1950’s that nurturing touch not only noticeably improves physical health but encourages bigger brains and increases social skills. Within humans emotional intelligence is also stimulated as we have direct ares of the brain that are associated with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is key to learning and productivity , benefitting not simply the child but their families and the classroom.
£250 including lunch and all refreshments .A beautiful two days as a stand alone course or as a CPD course for those who have previous experience… Two days where everyone leaves with far more than they ever bargained for.
I am also available to travel to teach courses by prior arrangement. Please contact me for details and further information at email@example.com
4-5 January 2018 – fully booked
1-2 February 1-2 March
14 – 15 April (Sat/Sun) 3-4 May ( Mary Atkinson, author of Healing Touch For Children and Once Upon A Touch & co-
founder of story massage will be joining us. I’m thrilled as we have shared each others’ courses . )
9-10 June (Sat/Sun ) 7-8 July(Sat/Sun)
2-3 August 8-9 September (Sat/Sun)
4-5 October 1-2 November
8-9 December (Sat/Sun)
I am now offering CMA accredited one day advanced Functional diploma courses for those wishing to learn more about this beautiful and deeply beneficial work with people with special and/or different abilities .
I share further practical therapeutic techniques on the day along with more detailed scientific and neuropsychological research and knowledge. It takes all I share on the first level up several notches to a standard where you develop a greater understanding of how you are working along with science-based knowledge about why exactly it works so very well.
It is a pre-requisite to have completed a two day training course with me prior to this. Cost £150 lunch included. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and bookings.
17 november 2017 9.30 am – 5pm
8 December 2017 9.30am – 5pm
*9 February 2018 *13 July 2018
*9 March 2018 *16 August 2018
*20 April 2018 *14 September
*11 May 2018 *12 October
*15 June 2018 *9 November 2018
*14 December 2018
Talk and trainings in Belfast 27th-28th April 2017 9.30 am – 5pm both days. CMA approved and certified course. I’m so happy to be coming over to Ireland to spread this wonderful work and share with everyone!
It would be fantastic if you could bring along a copy of my book “Indian Head Massage for Special Needs ” available from my publisher Jessica Kingsley/Singing Dragon or direct from Amazon. I love everyone to scribble all over the pages like a gorgeous well used recipe book because I am always bursting with so much information as we work together.
£300 per person
Early booking essential.
Payments can be spread and there is an Early Bird Offer available if the first £100 is paid by 31st January:
£100 deposit by 31st Jan 2017
£100deposit by 28 Feb 2017
£50 by 31st March 2017
Balance due by 14th April 2017
**Details of venue to follow very soon .
I am very happy to announce that I will be running training courses in both Scotland and Ireland in the near future :
Previous experience useful but by no means essential. Just bring along a copy of my book and your hands !
Please email me at email@example.com to book or for further information.
*11th and 12th November 2016 , 9.30am until 5 pm at The Healthy Life Centre,35 – 37 Bread Street, Edinburgh.EH5 9AL
Centrally located in Edinburgh between the Lothian Road and the Grassmarket.
*24th and 25th February 2017 , 9.30am – 5 pm , Belfast ,Ireland . More details to follow !
In response to overwhelming demand following the publication of my book, for those who cannot travel to me to train, I am very happy to travel to offer talks and one day workshops. Please email at info@theraiesforspecialneeds for further details. I can come to schools or private venues wherever there are a number of you. This includes abroad, particularly in response to all the emails I have received from America and specifically in connection with autism.
I am also happy to travel to offer two day fully certified and CMA approved practical diploma courses in indian head massage for special needs based on all the techniques in my book. This is where groups or schools are involved . Again, please do email me at info@therapiesforspecialneeds.
Dates for courses held on Exmoor in my training and therapy chalet are listed on the website but early booking is essential as more school funded placements are now being booked well in advance . I look forward to meeting you all and sharing with you !
From February 2016 I began taking bookings on my indian head massage for special needs practical diploma courses ( based on my book ) for school and academy funded placements. With 48 hours these teachers and members of staff were taking their training into their respective schools – a dream come true for me as I long to introduce therapies into schools everywhere. With the huge short term and long term benefits that my therapy brings to students , this impacts very positively not just on themselves as people but on the whole classroom and learning environment .
I have also successfully trained parents and carers of children with autism, ADHD and other special needs and within the first day of the course they want to take the therapy into their children’s schools. So many people arrive on the courses with an expectation – but always leave with a journey . I absolutely love my job !!
Indian Head Massage for Special Needs fully certified and CMA approved 2 day course based on my book. Beautiful, tranquil, Exmoor setting. Based from my therapy and training chalet on Exmoor.No previous massage qualifications necessary.
7th – 8th January 2016
4th – 5th February 2016
3rd – 4th March 2016
7th – 8th April 2016
5th – 6th May 2016
9th – 10th June 2016
7th – 8th July 2016
4th – 5th August 2016
8th – 9th September 2016
6th – 7th October 2016
4th – 5th November 2016
1st – 2nd December 2016
12 – 13 January 2017
2 – 3 February 2017
2 – 3 March 2017
20 – 21 April 2017
4 – 5 May 2017
8 – 9 June 2017
13 – 14 July 2017
4 – 5 August 2017
7 – 8 September 2017
5 – 6 October 2017
2 – 3 November 2017
14 – 15 December 2017
I am prepared to travel to train professionals onsite and in schools. The price for this exclusive 2 day course is £250.00 per person. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
UK Reiki federation registered, fully certified and CMA accredited Reiki level one, two and three including teacher level courses from my therapy and training chalet on Exmoor. The cost of this very special course is £220.00 per person for reiki level one, £275 for reiki level two and £400 for reiki level three. This includes lunch, afternoon tea, full manual and certification.
*PLEASE NOTE FOR 2018 that all Reiki courses will now be held at weekends due to my writing and teaching commitments . Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to organise or join a group *
Weekday courses can be occasionally organised, by special arrangement, where time allows.
Reiki level one £220
Late Spring/Summer date 2018 to follow
9 – 10th November 2017
14 – 15th September 2017
16 – 17th March 2017
22 – 23 June 2017
21st-22nd April 2016
16-17 June 2016
Reiki level two £275
10 – 11 April 2018
29 – 30th June 2017
19 – 20th October 2017
6 – 7 October 2016
14-15th April 2016
Reiki Master/Teacher Level Three
19 – 20th May 2018
September 2018 – dates to be confirmed.
20 – 21st July 2017
19th and 20th January 2017
Reiki Level Three including teacher level £450
A subsequent third follow up day is a pre requisite for this degree.
19-20 th January 2017
20-21st July 2017
** Throughout the past year I have been approached by many people who for one reason or another have wished to re-train in their levels Reiki one and/or two with me . Whilst as a registered UK Reiki Federation Master Teacher I personally feel it is unethical to charge for a re-attunement , I put so much into this very eastern and deeply spiritual , traditional way of teaching that I do make a charge for my time and all the extra,very comprehensive teaching you will receive.
As with all my courses , full manuals, certification,lunch and all refreshments are included . I charge £125 for these “refresher ” courses but will need evidence of your previous training to qualify, including any manuals, folders or certificates please.
Reiki level one refresher course 25th January 2018
Reiki level two refresher course 26th January 2018
There is also the option to join an existing course as listed above for this discounted rate .