Karen Hayward
Karen Hayward

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<p>My name is Karen and I am an experienced therapist and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  I am committed to reducing the stigma around poor mental health and my work with MHFA England and my clients allows me to do this.</p>

<p>With a long history of my own mental ill health, I bring a wealth of personal experience to my training, giving delegates a real insight into how mental health issues can affect an individual.  I also have extensive experience in a training environment and my courses are always very well received.</p>

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<p>My work as a therapist with a special interest in trauma based anxiety and pain has given me a great insight into the link between mental and physical health.  By addressing mental ill heath, you can have a huge, positive impact on physical ill health too.</p>

<p>Poor mental health still carries a stigma preventing people who are experiencing mental distress from talking about their issues and getting help early.  Early intervention has been shown to be hugely beneficial in securing a successful, positive outcome.</p>

<p>I am an experienced instructor and trainer and bring a very personal touch to the MHFA courses I host.</p>


<p>I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Brain Working Recursive Therapy practitioner. I have certificates in CBT, NLP, EMDR and a whole host of other therapies.  I am a member of a number of professional bodies including the Complimentary and Natural Heathcare Council (CNHC), General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the British Brainworking Research Society (BBRS).  I study extensively to ensure my skills are current but more importantly, I study to ensure that my knowledge on mental health issues are at the forefront of current thinking and research.</p>

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