A brief overview of my work experience and education
Church Singer at Vor Frue Kirke, Nyborg, Denmark.
Private nanny in Aarhus, Denmark.
Speaker, training facilitator and meeting organiser with Hearing Voices Project (part of Danish Hearing Voices Network) in Aarhus, Denmark
Self-employed Mental Health trainer and speaker in Denmark, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom
Educational material for the Danish Hearing Voices Network
Book by Danish author Ilse Sand “Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World” to be published June 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
2012 – 2017
Organiser and facilitator of bi-Monthly Open Meeting for people who hears voices and Hearing voices groups creating opportunity for networking.
2013 – 2017
Volunteer with Healthy Minds facilitating groups, training, art sessions and a fundraising art auction, Halifax, UK
2014 – present
Delivering training on holistic approaches to social and emotional wellbeing in partnership with Rufus May (openmindedonline.com) in UK, Ireland, USA and Germany.
Work includes teaching on:
- Grounding and Centering – connecting with the body’s resources.
- Talking with Voices – Learning from the dialogue
- Compassionate Communication
- Working with Unusual Beliefs
2016 – present
Co-facilitator of online Peer Supervision group for people working compassionately with voices, International but based in UK.
Education and training
Primary Education at Sydskolen (Rudolf Steiner School), Aarhus, Denmark
Dance Course at Marie Brolin Dance Theatre in Aarhus, Denmark
Performance Arts Course at Freddie-Pedersen School of Performing arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creativity and Self-development Course at Centre for Creativity and Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dancer in The Junior Company at Dansescenen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Courses in Fine Arts, Crafts, Photography, Music, Design and Dance at The Danish Youth Folk School, Ribe, Denmark. (More about Danish Folk High Schools here)
Danish Higher Preparatory Examination (HF) at Nyborg Gymnasium, Nyborg, Denmark (more about HF here)
2 day Course in Voice Dialogue with People who hear Voices with Dr Dirk Corstens, Odense, Denmark
8 weeks Body and Mind Course at Gimle Daghøjskole, Aarhus, Denmark
20 weeks Mandala Course (Mindfulness, Self-care and Bodywork) at Gimle Daghøjskole, Aarhus, Denmark
12 weeks Holistic approaches to welbeing (Det Hele Menneske) Course at Gimle Daghøjskole, Aarhus, Denmark
Course for Highly Sensitive People with Ilse Sand, Randers, Denmark
Facilitating Hearing Voices peer support groups for Children and Young People with Voice Collective, London, UK
Working with Voices Course with Trevor Eyles, Aarhus, Denmark.
Specialist Workshop “Working with Young People who Hear Violent Voices” with Voice Collective, London, UK
Facilitating Peer Support Groups with Healthy Minds, Halifax, UK
2 day Non-violent Communication Foundation Training with Penny Vine, Manchester, UK
2 day Art of Hosting Course, Nottingham, UK
3 day Rock and Water Training, London, UK
2 week Dance Summer-school at Laban Trinity, London, UK.
2 day workshop on Focusing by Greg Madison, Hebden Bridge, UK.
2 week Dance and Movement Summer-school at Laban Trinity, London, UK.
1 day training on Apergers and High Functioning Autism by Aspire, Leeds, UK.
3 day Voice Dialogue and Talking with Voices Gathering, Reading, UK.
1 day workshop on Understanding Psychosis through Group Intervention on Consciousness States by Adolfo Garcia de Sola, Hebden Bridge, UK.
1 day training Counselling people on the autistic spectrum by Aspire, Leeds, UK.