Laurel Alexander

Founder of Wellness Professionals at Work, Director of Studies and Tutor

MY PERSONAL PASSIONS

I am a private person with a public face.  I don’t mind showing and sharing myself and yet I keep my core very protected.  Food and drink sit nicely in my daily life with my favourites including jacket potato with baked beans and cheese, chocolate, white wine and new one someone told me recently of apple slices smothered in crunchy peanut butter.  I have a passion for plants and nature with each season bringing its beauty for me: spring for the freshness of air, summer for its abundant fertility, autumn for mysterious mists and symbolic shedding and winter for the sleeping land.  We’ve been blessed with five black kitties over a 35 year period, three of which we still have at the ripe old age of 20 (the cats not us).

I have been with Mick, my husband for over 40 years and have learnt so much about maturation, sharing and communication with him.  I love the sanctuary of my home, peace and quiet and regular time on my own to process, regroup.  Books and words are part of my soul weave with my go-to ones involving powerful medicine women e.g. Mists of Avalon or Earth’s Children series.

I love all things izzy-wizzy and pagan.  My default is to live a spiritual life in practical daily living which involves embracing occasional silence, being mindful of my energetic space, using my intuition, and have quickie rituals to remember my connectivity with the Divine such as sitting in nature.  I see health and wellbeing as an integrated weave of mind, body and spirit and that I am on many journeys to enrich my life and soul.

MY PROFESSIONAL PASSIONS

I love the creative freedom of running my own business.  I like being able to organise my schedule and love the variety of tasks I do.  I like that some of my time is spent on my own and some with groups and some 1:1.  I enjoy the intensity of deep dives into people’s psyche.  I learn from those I work with.  For example, the interaction of working with a female client who had powerful anger issues which she often transferred to me, taught me how to stay in my power, not accept transference and still hold the space for her with compassion. I am a curious person and love learning about people.  My journey and honesty with myself seem to set a role model for others to walk.

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QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

Qualifications

  • NVQ 4 in Guidance
  • TDLB Units D32, D33, A22, C21, C23 and C27
  • Certificate in Education
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Stress Management
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
  • Practitioner Certificate in Reflexology
  • Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner
  • Diploma in Nutrition
  • CPD in Precision Reflexology – Facial Reflexology
  • Reiki Master/Teacher

Membership

  • Association for Coaching (individual, organisational and training provider status)
  • Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists (individual, training provider and CPD Centre)
  • Society of Authors

Jan Eaton

Tutor

I started my coaching journey with Laurel around 12 years ago, completing my Diploma in Holistic Stress Management with WP@W in 2007 and soon afterward I set up a private coaching practice in Brighton. I have completed training in NLP, hypnosis, and mindfulness, and have gained qualifications in obesity management and nutrition with the National Centre for Eating Disorders. My specialisms are stress management, weight management, and mindful eating. My approach is very much rooted in positive psychology – in a nutshell, focusing on and cultivating clients’ strengths and qualities rather than their weaknesses and shortcomings.

I also run courses and workshops at some local adult education colleges and community education centers, and the local mental health recovery college. Courses I have run include assertiveness training; self-esteem and confidence building; healthy eating; the non-diet diet; mindfulness for stress reduction; mindful eating;  goal-setting for lasting change; and creative writing for personal development. I also run bespoke training and workshops for organizations and businesses. My website address is www.janeaton.co.uk

Training & Qualifications

  • B.A. (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies 1984
  • Diploma in Holistic Stress Management 2007
  • Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management 2011
  • Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders 2012
  • NLP Diploma 2009
  • NLP Coaching Diploma 2010
  • Hypnosis Practitioner Certificate 2012
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology 2011
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy 2009
  • Mindfulness & the Therapeutic Relationship 2008
  • Co-counseling Fundamentals 1995
  • Teaching qualification: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 3) 2011

Karan Hopper

Kameleon Marketing

I am an experienced marketer with a 15 year career in marketing complimented by additional experience in sales, account management and business / channel development.

I want to make marketing possible for small businesses. I am passionate about driving growth, results orientated and dedicated to meeting client needs. I am focused on helping small businesses to thrive and grow by bringing my expertise to those that need it – in a flexible and affordable way.

I am driven by the belief that you can offer the best marketing advice when you have experienced business from a variety of angles and not just from the marketing department – my well rounded experience puts me in the best place to offer the best consultancy value and marketing services delivery.

Students of Wellness Professionals At Work can take advantage of a free 30 minute telephone/video marketing consultation with me and will benefit from preferential rates on my services.

Find out more about me and what I can offer at www.kameleon-marketing.com.