Helen has spent a life time dedicated to the practice and study of yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, meditation and counselling. She feels she can bring the wealth of her experience to benefit her clients. Helen Stephenson is a level 3 mindfulness teacher and is qualified as a trainer of mindfulness teachers. She trained with Dr. Patrizia Collard, founder of entermindfulness and with Jody Mardula and Cindy Cooper of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. She is the co-author of the Mindfulness diet and the Mindfulness cookbook. Helen also holds a Masters from Hamburg University. Her further qualifications include:

Academic qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Hamburg
  • Trauma Sensitivity in Mindfulness with David Treleaven, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, 2021
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr Patrizia Collard, Enter Mindfulness, London 2010
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Salzburg, Austria 2012
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders with Dr Ken Goss, 2012, York
  • Masterclass Inquiry 2013 Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University and in 2019 at Oxford Mindfulness centre, University of Oxford
  • Supervisor of Mindfulness Teachers training 2013 CMRP in Bangor
  • Masterclass Mindfulness Based Interventions-Teaching Assessment Criteria, Bangor, 2013
  • Youth mindfulness kids programme for early years, 2018
  • Youth mindfulness SOMA (Social Connection, Openness to enjoyment, Meaning & Purpose, & Action). programme for teenagers and young people, 2019
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy, Systemic Pathway, University of Hull,2010
  • Certificate in in Marital and Couple Counselling, Relate
  • Counselling with individuals, couples, families and young children
  • Hakomi-body centred psychotherapy 1981 (European Hakomi Institute, Heidelberg)
  • Mindfulness in the context of couple/family counselling, Relate
  • Appreciative Inquiry, Relate
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the Institute of Family Therapy
  • Using CMM’s (Coordinate Management of Meaning) Heuristics in Making Better Social Worlds with its founder Barnett Pearce
  • Domestic Violence: Individual Structured Interviewing
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse Assessment and Intervention with Couples
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse Awareness and Safety
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Part I and II
  • Mental Health and Couple Counselling
  • Couples and Affairs
  • creative ways of working with secondary school children (11-14)
  • The impact of Bereavement on children and young people
  • Enhanced DBS checked 2018
  • Advanced/Specialist /level 2 safeguarding training at Oxfordshire County Council, 2018
  • creative ways of working with secondary school children (11-14)
Psychology of Communication, Prof Schulz von Thun,  Hamburg University, Germany
  • Integrative coaching, 2018
  • the communication square applied in various settings, 2012
  • conflict clarification level 2, 2011
  • conflict clarification level 1, 2009
  • moderation and facilitation, 2011
  • The communication square, 2010
  • Theory and practice of the “inner team”, 2010
  • Diagnosis and Intervention in communication 2009
  • Senior teacher with the yoga alliance UK
  • Senior teacher in Pilates training in Mat Based and Studio Equipment Level 3 Diploma
  • Additional training in: Pilates on the Ball, Pilates in the gym, Spine Lecture1 and 2, magic circle, Anatomy of the Pelvis, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Back and Core Stability, Neck and shoulder Anatomy
  • Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back pain (Premier training)
  • Regular attendance of Feldenkrais workshops (Awareness through movement)
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