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 what I like to call, ‘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’.
I currently provide ongoing consultancy for both the University of Lincoln, and Nottingham Trent University, designing and creating a range of mindfulness-based wellbeing and self-care resources for their staff teams.
I am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP), and founder and manager of Natural Health, where I foster a collaborative approach to holistic healthcare, providing therapists in and around Lincoln with space and support to nourish their practice.
John Armitage RCST