Rainbow Kids Touch Therapy And Relaxation Instructor Course

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This course is now also available Online under my shop.

A registered Learning Destination with The Children’s University, this is an extremely special course to share, scientifically and neurologically proven; researched and written with absolute passion and dedication! I share this course from my beautiful therapy chalet  on Exmoor overlooking the sea. It feels just like a retreat! The Therapy Chalet,Glen Halse, Porlock Hill, Nr Minehead,Somerset TA24 8QH is where the course is located.

I can also travel to teach this course with prior notice but please note my travel and accommodation must be covered please.

Continued and ongoing mentoring sessions after your training are obligatory so that this trademarked ,recognised and accredited therapy is kept within the criteria of the University. This mentoring is maintained through CPD trainings,more informal brainstorming and sharing sessions ,and an invitation to join the closed Facebook Group of Rainbow Kids Certified Instructors Community where new research and activities are continually being shared from all over the country (and even further afield!) .

It also keeps us all growing within the therapy so that it can reach as many children as possible in the most effective and correct way. While we keep growing, so do the children and young adults we are working with.

The day something stops growing is the day to do something else !

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 offer this two day CPD/Instructor course for those wishing to train with me and set up similar schemes in their own areas/schools/specialist schools/acadamies/children’s homes /community centres/youth offending teams/playgroups/ /nurseries/hospices ….

Once you have shared this course with me you are also warmly welcome, to take part in future course dates for just £60 for both days to refresh and add to your skills set as this work is always growing and expanding . I so want it to reach as many children and young adults as possible whether they are ‘neurotypical’ or differently abled.

You can also get a 10% discount from Mary Atkinson’s Story Massage courses if you have trained with me… and vice versa if you have trained with Mary and now would like to train with me !

The CMA will also give you a 10% membership discount as I am a teacher/college member with them.

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, sensory,immersive and sensational  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.kids yoga, positive affirmation pathways,mindfulness games and work with sound are also included.
  • For  older ” children”  and young adults I teach massage for wellbeing, balancing ,communication and expression, along with mindfulness, meditation, visualisation “older” specifically  guided journeys , breath work,yoga,special yoga, sound therapy, colour therapy empowerment, mood cards ,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,self awareness, interpersonal awareness ,self management and self regulation. i also show how these tools help build resilience to peer pressure and how new neurological pathways can be built.
  • All of my work in the manuals comes with proven scientific research so that each trainee knows how to approach schools and organisations.

I collect everyone from a central meeting place at 9am each day , and after teas , coffees and very relaxed introductions, the course starts promptly at 9.30 am and finishes at around 5pm each day. Certificates and lunch are provided along with a full manual including how to “access” every child , be invited into their world,along with lots of 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: £250 per person.

  • Please note that Rainbow Kids, Rainbow Kids Touch Therapy and  Head Massage / Therapies for Special Needs  is my trademarked work and it is only through training and certification with myself that links to my website are joyfully and proudly granted ! This course enables the trainee to take this work into schools and centres but not to teach it as a course.

For more information and details including accommodation if needed,  please contact me at info@therapiesforspecialneeds.co.uk or on 07791 977 786
Early booking essential on this very popular course.

Accommodation :

The Cottage, High Street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 from £45 per night with a renowned breakfast 01643.862.996

Rosebank Cottage,High Street,Porlock, Somerset TA24 01643.862.728

Lovely annexe in Porlock; Treetops, 2, Hawkcombe View, Doverhay, Porlock,Somerset TA24 8NB (Sue). Tel 01643.862.312 or 07886 818063

No 1, Grooms Cottage, Dunster,Nr Minehead TA24 or Farley’s Minehead Old Harbour TA24 Tel 07407 115113 (tony and Millie) or 01244 356655.  Beautiful self catering.

Quarry Cottage,Hawkcombe,Porlock TA24 (Sarah). Tel 01643 863351. Self catering in a lovely house.

airbnb.co.uk Click on homes and then Porlock

For an extra special treat and stunning views across the bay, Locanda On The Weir – 01643 863300

There are also some wonderful camp sites nearby : Burrowhayes Farm 01643.862463, Sparkhayes Campsite,Porlock 01643.862470 and Porlock Caravan Park 01643 862269

 Face to Face Training DATES FOR 2021

Course length two days 

This course will be delivered via two Zoom sessions across the two days due to all the uncertainty surrounding Covid.

How to deliver the therapies via your own online sessions will be incorporated into the course.

Full certification and massive manual of resources , activities and neuroscientific proven research will be sent to you upon completion of the course.

Early booking highly advisable or this extremely popular course as numbers are limited per date.

*See my shop to purchase the video course online*

15-16 May 2021

17-18 July 2021

18-19 September 2021

13-14 November 2021