Carolyn is a coach, therapist, supervisor and trainer connecting with people with ease and genuine interest, supporting them to identify strengths and areas of impasse, develop their potential and make real and sustainable changes in their work and life. As well as qualifications in coaching and counselling Carolyn is certified by the international leadership agency ‘Time to Think’. She creates ‘Thinking Environments’ to help individuals, teams and groups to draw on their own and others’ wisdom and experience: to find and remove limiting assumptions, liberate their thinking and move forward with practical and creative action.
Carolyn has enjoyed the freedom that comes from having navigated the menopause and as well as working with leaders in the corporate sector and young entrepreneurs she has a particular interest in supporting individuals through the transition to what could be called the ‘third act’ of life. She knows that whilst midlife brings particular challenges it can also be a foundation for an authentic and liberating next stage where we can reconnect with our passion and revive previously forgotten aspirations or move forward into completely new ventures.
Carolyn lives with her partner and two teenage children.
Nicky is a Reiki Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist hypnotherapist. Her main aim is to work holistically with people to help them find their inner strength, balance and energy levels. She does this through sharing tools and techniques to help with worry, low mood, sleep, menopause concerns, lifestyle choices, the breath, chakras, crystals and hands on healing.
She also works in the NHS supporting people with anxiety and low mood. She has a special interest in sleep and food. She was a caterer for many years which supported her though an anthropology degree as a mature student. She has an interest in the rites of passage that occur throughout our life cycle.
The highlights of her fifties have been joining a choir to support her through her journey with social anxiety and becoming fit. The choir is a joyful part of her week, and she is finding her voice. Nicky has also become a cyclist and started running this year. She did her first park run in June.
Nicky is excited to share information about ways to improve sleep and relaxation in the menopause workshops and groups.
Soran is a registered osteopath, working from the Sunflower Centre in Brockley, London. Over many years of practice she has seen how a healthy relationship with our bodies and our physical potential can have a profound effect on our sense of wellbeing. When this is absent or challenged, quality of life can be significantly impaired. Creative pursuits and social connections are often sidelined. When people are offered the chance to develop confidence in their bodies – to restore, to engage socially and creatively with others and the world at large – the positive effects can be huge. Soran works with many women who are navigating the menopause helping to support them through the changing experience of their body. She is endlessly inspired by the body’s infinite capacity to adapt and renew; this is true of a woman’s body through many stages of her life and never more so than through the volatile and complex stage of life that is the menopause.
Alongside her work as an Osteopath, Soran is a unit leader and lecturer for core modules of the integrated undergraduate masters program at University College of Osteopathy (UCO). She is completing her Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher Training and has trained in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). These two areas inform her work with the OsteoMAP program for people experiencing persistent pain at UCO. She is a true fan of movement as therapy having sailed, dived, skied, cycled and run marathons in her time. Mindful movement practices such as yoga and pilates have come to be a fundamental influence in her work. She is also the founder and creative director of Mainspring: an organisation promoting creative health and wellbeing.