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Teachers of Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing
For the last 25 years John and Anne Louise have been teaching a message of hope and empowerment to those who have often felt hopeless and powerless. Vastly experienced, their work has taken them across the world.
They have lived in England, Ireland and Canada and today they continue to facilitate Conferences, Retreats and Events as well as providing online Personal Sessions to people in North, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, India, China and across Europe.
Together, they have been privileged to assist many people from so many different walks of life, each wanting to experience the same desire as yours ... to move on from the past, find peace in the present and discover how to create a fulfilled tomorrow.
• In Dublin, established the first inner city community-based drug and alcohol counselling service for families of those in addiction.
• In conjunction with the cross-border peace initiative in Ireland, assisted individuals and communities - north and south of the divide - to transform the stress, trauma and suffering resulting from years of conflict.
• Provided deep transformational healing to indigenous people of the First Nations and to military veterans, as well as those still serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, who suffered the symptoms of PTSD, depression, alcohol and substance abuse.
After 6 years studying theology, philosophy, scripture and ethics, John served for 11 years as a Catholic Priest. He then left the ministry and furthered his studies in Theology and Public Media, gaining a BA Hons Degree from Leeds University, England, in 1996. In the same year, John was appointed Client Services Manager for the care of those presenting with HIV/AIDS and then in 1998 John and Anne Louise re-located to Ireland. In Dublin, John established the first Inner City Drug and Alcohol community-based Counselling service for families of those in addiction and managed a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, providing care, individual and group psychotherapy services. In 2002, he gained his Masters Degree in Drug Alcohol Policy from Trinity College, Dublin. He was trained as a Master NLP Practitioner and a Trainer of Energy Psychology.
In Canada, John established and managed a short-stay residential rehabilitation centre, providing aftercare to those in addiction recovery and clinical supervision to the service's addiction counsellors. He was also a member of the psychotherapy team providing individual and group facilitation to Canada’s exclusive private residential treatment centre for men with drug or alcohol dependency and problem gambling. John is the author of Addiction Unplugged: How To Be Free sharing a practical spirituality to those wishing to go beyond their recovery, and a message of hope and common sense guidance to those affected by the addictions and dependencies of their loved ones. Addiction Unplugged: How To Be Free is the first book of its kind to be written from the heart of conscious awareness.
Anne Louise began her working career as a teacher of English and Drama, and later became a qualified paediatric physiotherapist. She worked in England and Ireland as a key member of the Health Service multi-disciplinary team, working closely with the departments of education, health and Social Services in the combined role of teacher and paediatric physiotherapist. Specialising in the treatment and assessment of children presenting with the challenges of ADHD, dyspraxia and autistic spectrum disorders, Anne Louise provided a unique service integrating her extensive knowledge and practical expertise in neuro-developmental disorders and sensory integration dysfunctions. She then became a certified Trainer of Energy Psychology and a practitioner of Reiki, becoming attuned to the level of Usui Reiki Master.
In Vancouver, Anne Louise provided emotional mentoring to those attending Canada’s only private naturopathic outpatient clinic for drug and alcohol detoxification. She provided group facilitation to those in addiction recovery at one of Canada's top private residential treatment centres for men and worked with soldiers and military veterans traumatised by their experiences of war. Anne Louise also worked with some of the First Nation communities, assisting survivors of the Indian Residential Schools to heal from the deep hurts, violations and trauma of the past.
The synthesis of her in-depth learning, training and diverse experience form the basis of her work today as a Teacher of Emotional Wellbeing.
Since the beginning of the new Millennium, John and Anne Louise have worked together, integrating their life learning, skills, study, experience and professional expertise to provide leading edge services to families and individuals presenting with addictions and dependencies, deep-seated emotional pain, low self-image and low self-worth.