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    “Fancy tools, techniques and modalities are unimportant. The key to a successful and rewarding client session lies in present moment awareness and the quality of space that’s being held.”Rob Calcutt
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    • qualifications.

      Accreditations and institutions:

    A.’.A.’. (ongoing)

    • Student of the mysteries, also known as ‘scientific illuminism’

    Ashaninka Cacao / Rebekah Shaman (2018)

    • Sacred Cacaoista / plant medicine apprenticeship

    International Institute of Complementary Therapists (2018)

    • Professional tarot diploma

    Avalon Institute of Rebirthing (AIR) (2014 – present)

    • Professional Rebirthing Breathwork (AIR) diploma

    The College of Sound Healing (2011 – 2012)

    • CMA certified gong practitioner training diploma

    Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism (2009 – 2011)

    • Creating and holding ceremonial spaces
    • Seven Directions Counselling and the Medicine Wheel
    • Shamanic healing and soul retrieval

    Jacqueline Morriss – Reiki master teacher (ongoing)

    • Attunement and instruction in levels 1 & 2 of the Usui system of Reiki

    Victim Support & Single Homeless Project (SHP) (2014 – present)

    • Victim Support core training
    • Supporting victims of hate crime
    • Supporting victims of sexual violence
    • Skills for delivering direct interventions to children and young people
    • Supporting people bereaved by murder, manslaughter and crime related road death
    • Safeguarding children and adults
    • Mental health awareness
    • Major incident response training
    • NCFE Level 2 certificate in equality and diversity
    • Domestic abuse awareness training
    • experience.

      Urban Healer shenanigans over the years:

    Feb ’19     Safeguarding adults training     SHP

    • Safeguarding processes for engaging with vulnerable adults.

    Feb ’19     Rebirther training assistance     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Provided assistance on the week long ‘Sacred Path’ residential

    Dec ’18     Domestic Abuse training     SHP

    • 2-day domestic abuse awareness training

    Nov ’18     Cacao/gong ceremony .    Flederhaus

    • The first in a monthly series of Urban Healer plant medicine workshops

    Oct ’18     Sacred Cacaoista Apprenticeship     Rebekah Shaman, Ibiza

    • 7-day Ashaninka Cacao / plant medicine accreditation

    Nov ’18 – present     Homelessness prevention     SHP/National Probation Service

    • Helping ex-offenders access and maintain a roof over their heads through council and private rented accommodation.

    Jul ’18     Gong bath     Flederhaus

    • Workshop leader – gong bath at the Flederhaus

    Jul ’18     Gong bath     Fetch

    • Hosted two gong baths for marketing agency, Fetch in Shoreditch

    May ’18     Student oath     A.’.A.’.

    • Student of the mysteries, also known as ‘scientific illuminism’

    Apr ’18 – present     Professional tarot diploma     IICT

    • 1 year professional tarot accreditation

    May ’18     Cacao ceremony     Rebekah Shaman

    • Cacao circle in Hampstead to mark the 6 month cycle of the ayahuasca integration process

    Mar ’18     Full moon steam circle     Clandestine Clouds

    • Workshop leader – gong bath for the full moon

    Jan ‘18     Cacao ceremony – seeding the new year     Rebekah Shaman

    • Cacao circle in Waterloo for clarity and guidance in 2018

    Dec ‘17     Introduction to safeguarding children and adults     NSPCC

    • Developing awareness and understanding of safeguarding children and adults at risk

    Dec ‘17     Threshold guidance seminar     Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Children Board

    • Overview of new Ofsted guidelines for adult/child social care departments

    Nov ‘17     Medicine Walk     Inca trail, Macchu Piccu

    • Four day ‘integration’ hike across Dead Woman’s Pass and a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge

    Nov ‘17     Ayahuasca retreat     Rebekah Shaman

    • 10-day Grandmother medicine retreat at the Chakra D’Alegria in the Peruvian Amazon

    Jun ’17     British Rebirth Society meeting     Doug Sawyer / Brigitte Martin-Powell

    • Strategic meeting to advance the breathwork modality and support established practitioners

    May ’17     Kambo ceremony     Andrew Mulquin

    • Workshop attendee – Kambo circle in Sutton

    May ’17     Rebirthing breathwork retreat     Doug Sawyer

    • Four one-to-one breathwork sessions and weekend residential

    May ’17     Ayahuasca/San Pedro/rapé ceremony     Jose Murillo

    • Hosted a two night plant ceremony working with Grandmother and Grandfather medicine

    Mar ’17     Ayahuasca/rapé ceremony     Jose Murillo

    • Two night plant ceremony working with Grandmother medicine

    Feb ’17     Rebirther training assistance     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Provided assistance on the week long ‘Sacred Love’ residential

    Aug ’16     Skills to facilitate learning training     Victim Support

    • Two day course providing techniques for group facilitation

    May ’16     Rebirther training assistance     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Provided assistance on the week long ‘Sacred Path’ residential

    Nov ‘15     Situational leadership II training     The Ken Blanchard Companies

    • Leadership training for management staff

    Oct ‘15     Coaching skills training     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for management staff

    Oct ‘15     Professional rebirther training     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Week long residential for the ‘Sacred Love’ module of qualification

    May ‘15     Professional rebirther training     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Week long residential for the ‘Sacred Breath’ module of qualification

    May ‘15     Tone of Life European Tour     Don Conreaux

    • Concert at Holy Trinity Church with gong master, Don Conreaux, Tom Soltron and Abby delSol

    Feb ‘15     Professional rebirther training     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Week long residential for the ‘Sacred Path’ module of qualification

    Nov ‘14     Major incident response training     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Oct ‘14     Mental health awareness     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Oct ‘14     Professional rebirther training     Avalon Institute of Rebirthing

    • Week long residential for the ‘Sacred Life’ module of qualification

    Sep ‘14     Safeguarding training     Victim Support

    • Safeguarding adults, children and young people; Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Jun ‘14     Bereavement by homicide training     Victim Support

    • Supporting people bereaved by murder, manslaughter and crime related road death; Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    May ‘14     Trance dance ceremony     Trance Dance Ceremony London

    • Workshop attendee – trance dance ceremony at Tripspace Projects

    May ‘14      Children and young people training     Victim Support

    • Skills for delivering direct interventions to children and young people; Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Apr ‘14 – May ‘14     Equality and diversity level 2     Central College, Nottingham

    • Home study NCFE certificate

    Apr ‘14      Supporting victims of sexual violence     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Mar ‘14     Sweat Lodge Ceremony     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Workshop attendee – sweat lodge ceremony

    Mar ‘14      Supporting victims of hate crime     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Feb ‘14      Core training     Victim Support

    • Victim Support training for core staff and volunteers

    Jan ‘14 – present     Serious, Violent Crime Caseworker     Victim Support

    • Providing emotional and practical support to victims of serious, violent crime (inc hate crime) in Tower Hamlets

    Oct ‘13     Gong bath     Lovespirit Festival 2013

    • Workshop leader – group gong bath

    Aug ‘13 – Sep ‘13     Burning Man     Black Rock City, Nevada desert

    • Fire ceremony and self sustaining community in the Nevada desert

    Oct ‘12     Shamanic journeying     The College of Sound Healing

    • Workshop leader – group drum journey

    Sep ‘12     Gong bath ‘redreaming the feminine’     Lovespirit Festival 2012

    • Workshop leader – group gong bath

    Sep ‘12     Sweat Lodge Ceremony     Wind Spirit

    • Workshop attendee – sweat lodge and pipe ceremony

    Aug ‘12     Vision Quest    Westbury

    • Solitary 24-hour fast at Westbury White Horse

    Jan ‘12 – Feb ‘12     Featherstone Castle     Albion Faeries

    • Ten day residential exploring community with the radical faeries

    Nov ‘11 – Oct ‘12     Gong practitioner training     The College of Sound Healing

    • CMA-certified training programme in sound healing techniques

    Nov ‘11     Animal imagery workshop     Earth Encounters

    • Workshop attendee – journeying into the Personal Totem Pole Process

    Aug ‘11     Vision quest     Earth Encounters

    • Ten day wilderness retreat in Snowdonia, incorporating a solitary four day fast

    Jul ‘11     Medicine Walk    Avebury

    • Solitary 24-hour fast and 30-mile medicine walk to a sacred site at West Kennet Long Barrow

    May ‘11     Firebird afro-shamanic trance dance     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Workshop attendee – residential trance dance weekend including sweat lodge

    Nov ‘10 – Apr ‘11     Shamanic healing and soul retrieval     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Practitioner training and development in shamanic healing and soul retrieval

    Oct ‘10     Introduction to tantra     Tantra4gaymen

    • Workshop attendee – two day introduction to tantric practice

    Sep ‘10     Drumming workshop     Out of the Ordinary festival

    • Workshop attendee – ancient drumming ceremony with White Buffalo Woman

    Jul ‘10 – Aug ‘10     Earth child     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Workshop attendee – transforming the wounded child into the magical child

    Mar ‘10 – May ‘10     Life with Full Attention     London Buddhist Centre

    • Eight week intensive course in Mindfulness

    Jan ‘10 – Apr ‘10     The medicine wheel     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Practitioner training and development in Seven Directions Counselling and the Medicine Wheel

    Nov ‘09     Reiki 2     Jacqueline Morriss – Reiki master teacher

    • Reiki 2 attunement and instruction in the second degree level of the Usui system of Reiki

    Aug ‘09     Firebird afro-shamanic trance dance     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Workshop attendee – residential trance dance weekend including sweat lodge

    Jun ‘09 – Oct ‘09     Cauldron of changes     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Practitioner training and development in creating and holding ceremonial spaces

    May ‘09     Shaman’s approach to the debt crunch     Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism

    • Workshop attendee – shamanic preparations for coming dislocations

    May ‘07     Life is a gift     Mind Body Spirit festival, London

    • Workshop attendee – talk by ‘Living Magically’ author, Gill Edwards

    Jan ‘06     Reiki 1     Jacqueline Morriss – Reiki master teacher

    • Reiki 1 attunement and instruction in the basic level of the Usui system of Reiki

    Apr ‘04     Aboriginal philosophy week     Linga Longa Aboriginal Philosophy Farm

    • Five day retreat hosted by Australia’s leading indigenous philosophers and teachers

    Jan ‘04     Ashtanga Yoga with Danny Paradise     Golden Buddha Resort, Thailand

    • Fourteen day yoga retreat on the island of Koh Phra Thong, Thailand

    Jun ‘03     Hot tub rebirth     Henry House Hydrotherapy Pool – Worthing

    • Workshop attendee – rebirthing workshop

    Apr ‘03 – Jun ‘03     A healing journey     Personal development course – Brighton

    • Workshop attendee – ten week personal and spiritual development course for gay men

    Sep ‘01 – Sep ‘03     Community safety worker     Anti Victimisation Initiative, Brighton

    • Provided direct and indirect advocacy to LGBT victims of crime
    • teachers.

      With love and thanks to the following for their inspiration and medicine ways:

    • Leo Rutherford (Author / Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism)
    • Dawn Russell (Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism)
    • Sheila Whittaker (Author / Gong master / Healing Sound / College of Sound Healing)
    • David Wendl-Berry (Vision quest guide / Personal Totem Pole Process / Earth Encounters)
    • Jack Beetson (Aboriginal affairs advocate / Literacy for Life Foundation, Australia)
    • Bob Randall (Yankunytjatjara elder / former indigenous person of the year)
    • Susan Bysh (Yoga Place Mysore teacher / Ashtanga KPJAYI level 2 authorisation)
    • Andy Lucas (NLP trainer / hypnosis and meditation practitioner / Spring to Mind)
    • Mark Issott (Reiki master / Shamanic practitioner / Pilates instructor)
     
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