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About Carolyn

As well as offering private treatments to individuals from my treatment room in Childer Thornton, South Wirral, I am the Lead Tutor and Principal of the Gaia School of Natural Health which offers reflexology training courses of the highest standard, allowing graduates to become members of the Association of Reflexologists, and Professional Reflexology. The Gaia School also hosts external speakers for CPD events, and offers a Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy, a Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology as well as training in Reiki.

I became interested in complementary therapies in 1994, and trained with one of the UK's top aromatherapy organisations: Shirley Price International College. I hold an International Aromatherapy Bodywork Certificate, an ITEC qualification in Anatomy and Physiology, and an ITEC in Reflexology. In April 2000, I completed an MSc in “Holistic Approaches to Healing”, which culminated in a research trial into aromatherapy for pre-menstrual syndrome. This work was published in 2002. In 2008 I qualified as an adult education teacher and opened my own complementary therapy training school. I am also a Reiki Master Teacher, and hold a Certificate in Crystal Healing.

I constantly update my skills through attendance on postgraduate courses, on topics ranging from pregnancy to introductory homeopathy.

Qualifications

Quals / Awards

  • 1999 International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC): Anatomy and Physiology
  • 1999 Shirley Price International Aromatherapy Bodywork certificate
  • 2000 International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC): Reflexology
  • 2000 MSc Holistic Approaches to Healing
  • 2008 Certificate of Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector CTTLS
  • 2012-2013 Usui Reiki Master Teacher (Liz Bate and Caroline Booth)
  • 2016 Certficate in Crystal Healing (Hope College of Crystal Healing, ACHO accredited)
  • 2017 Diploma in Crystal Healing (Hope College of Crystal Healing, ACHO accredited)

Relevant Courses/ knowledge acquired

Carolyn is trained in the Kruchik Method of Maternity Reflexology which includes using reflexology in preconception. She has also acquired Continuing Education of 16 hours in The Science-Based Manzanares Method(TM) of Reflexology course, taught by Dr. Jesus Manzanares, MD. Course training includes instruction in the Manzanares Press and Slide Technique(TM), Manzanares research principles, reflexology protocols and foot reflexology mapping.

  • Light touch reflexology led by John Cross
  • Reflexology lymph drainage led by Sally Kay
  • Reflexology using Meridians and Chakras
  • Foot reading led by Jane Sheehan
  • Meridian Seminar led by Inge Dougans
  • Aromantic natural skin care products
  • Advanced reflexology training
  • Aromatherapy and cancer care conference
  • Aromatherapy for PMS and the menopause
  • Kinesiology muscle testing
  • Reflexology summer school: Reflexology and visualisations for fertility, pregnancy and birth, Vitality reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine including ear reflexology
  • Ayurvedic Reflexology with Helen Harris
  • Maternity Reflexology Training Prog with Moshe Kruchik
  • Reproflexology Training with Barbara Scott
  • Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) with Allison Walker
  • Inner Intent Reflexology with Allison Walker
  • Crystal Healing (Hope College of Crystal Healing, ACHO accredited)
  • Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) in spinal pain including whiplash with Gunnel Berry
  • Womens' Reflexology with Hagar Basis

Other work

I have also provided reflexology at events for organisations such as Sure Start and Wirral Healthy Communities, and organised pamper evenings, coordinating teams of therapists e.g. for a staff wellness day at a local high school. I also coordinated a team of reflexologists delivering an introduction to hand reflexology for students at a local private girls' school as part of their conference on healthy living. I work closely with Claire House Children's Hospice, where I have provided staff training in reiki, and currently take student groups along to provide treatments for the hospice staff.

Winter 2002 saw the publication of Carolyn's article on her research into PMS and aromatherapy in “In Essence” the journal of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Contact IFPA if you wish to obtain a copy of the Volume.1 No.3 Winter 2002 publication.

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