Who I Have Learned From
I have completed various trainings over the last ten years and have been extremely fortunate to have learned from individuals and leaders who are the forefront of their profession.
Here are a few of the most inspiring people I have learned from.
Professor Bryan Lask
Bryan Lask was Professor Emeritus in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of London and Honorary Professor, Univ. of Exeter,. He was an Honorary Consultant at Gt Ormond St Hospital for Children and Medical Director (Mental Health) for Care UK. Previously he had been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Oslo and British Columbia and President of the Eating Disorders Research Society. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has published 14 books and over 200 papers and has lectured all over the World. He is the founding editor of a new journal ‘Advances in Eating Disorders – theory, research and practice’ and past editor of ‘the Journal of Family Therapy’ and ‘Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry’.
Prof Lask taught me the importance of meeting the client where they are at and not forcing them to be any other way. I really admired the value and importance he put on the relationship he had with his clients.
Professor Christopher Fairburn
Christopher Fairburn is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He has an international reputation in both fields as shown by the award of the AT Beck Prize from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Researcher Awards from the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Prof. Fairburn taught me an enhanced form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I admired his meticulous and in-depth approach when working with each of his clients.
Aisling Killoran & Ray Manning
Aisling Killoran & Ray Manning guide and support one to one clients and training groups using Psychotherapy, EFT, Hypnosis, Tapas Acupressure Technique, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, EMDR, HeartMath, Meta Health, that improve your overall health and wellbeing. I completed my EFT Practitioner training with Aisling and Ray. They taught me how I can use EFT to not only release anything holding me back but to enhance my everyday life.
Professor Michael O’Rourke Ph.D; M.A; M Ed; CMIGC; H.Dip Ed.
Professor O’Rourke is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin on the Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology and at the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, IICP, on the B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Director of the M.Ed Degree in Educational Guidance and Counselling in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, from 1992-2012, Professor O’Rourke is currently Academic Consultant and Senior Lecturer at The Military College, The Curragh, from 2005-to-date. His research interests include Advanced Counselling Psychology; Grief, Bereavement and Loss; The Psychology and Aetiology of Suicide; Multiculturalism and Cross-Cultural Historical Contexts. I learnt from him the history and development of psychotherapy through pioneers such as Freud, Jung, Rogers and Maslow.
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. Robbins has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars. One of the things that really impressed me was his attitude and energy in the room. Tony taught me that anything is possible once you change your mindset around it.
Brian Colbert is a one of the leading consultants in the area of Personal Development Europe today. He is a Licensed Master trainer of NLP, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and best-selling author. Brian is at the top of his game in his field. I completed my NLP and Mind Coaching trainings with Brian. He helps people to excel in every area of their lives. I gained so much invaluable insight from Brian’s training not only on a professional level but on a personal level.
Deanne is a psychologist who has worked with eating and weight problems for many years.
She belongs to The British Psychological Society, The European Health Psychology Society, the National Obesity Forum, The Royal Society of Medicine and an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Obesity. She assisted the development of treatment guidelines for eating disorders and obesity by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
What impressed me most about Deanne was her extensive knowledge and experience within the area of eating disorders and the psychology behind eating. I knew after training with her that I would never diet again.
Jane has an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. She has many years’ experience in the training and education of nutrition practitioners, having worked as a Senior Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor at the University of Westminster, London for many years. Jane is a nutrition practitioner who works at the University of Westminster, London as Deputy Course Leader, Senior Clinic Tutor and Senior Lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Complementary Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, and Course Leader for the MSc Nutritional Therapy. She is particularly interested in sports nutrition, nutritional approaches to weight management, eating disorders and hormone function, and has published book chapters on some of these subjects. Jane imparted a wealth of information on how nutrition and our biological processes/chemistry affect our mind and body.
Chameli Ardagh is the founder and CEO of the Awakening Women Institute. I have completed various trainings with Chameli since 2015 including Women’s Leadership training. Chameli has taught me where the real roots of feminine power lie and how we can embody our feelings/emotions without getting attached to the mental story/suffering around them. Training with Chameli and having her as on ongoing teacher and mentor has massively impacted and nourished every area of my life.