We all have the capability to improve our wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally. Sometimes we just need a nudge.
My career began in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector, working in the arts and welfare and I have always had an enthusiasm for support and wellbeing. Shortly after my daughter was born, my family (and I) benefited greatly from Complementary Therapy, in particular Craniosacral Therapy, and I became hooked on a journey of new discoveries of essential connections between mind and body.
From my subsequent experience of and training in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Mindfulness, together with my ongoing practice of meditation, I have built upon and developed techniques, exercises, workshops and courses for both individuals and organisations that explore physical and psychological resilience. All the approaches I utilise are underpinned by self-awareness exercises, the practice of Mindfulness and the development of emotional fitness.
In addition to my private, one-to-one work, I collaborate with organisations in diverse sectors, from small, local charities to large educational establishments.
For the past four years I have been an associate trainer with Get The Edge, a training consultancy specialising in “culture development, performance enhancement, leadership learning, transformation and change”, designing and delivering Mindfulness and Resilience modules on their ‘Emerging Leaders’ and ‘Inspiring Leadership programmes’.
For the past 8 years I have provided a range of consultancy services for universities, designing and creating a range of mindfulness-based wellbeing and self-care resources for their staff teams.
I’ve also developed a body of work with many other organisations of differing aims and sizes, including schools, businesses and community groups.
In 2007 I founded Natural Health in Lincoln, where I have since fostered a collaborative approach to holistic healthcare, providing therapists in and around the city with space and support to nourish their practice.
John Armitage RCST