Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...


By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles


My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Abassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...

I am married with two grown up children and three grand children

I have a previous Military (Army), Police and Legal background.

I am qualified in law by way of a Law Degree from the University of Wales in 1997 and a distinction in the New York Bar examination gained in 2014

As well as being a proud Ambassador (recently accepted) into the Maggie Oliver Foundation I am a Private Investigator ad part time Law Lecturer preparing students for the New York Bar examinations

My interests / hobbies are in the field of Martial Arts and Alternative Therapies.

The therapies which I am qualified in include:


I gained a qualification In April 2005when I qualified as a Certified Hypnotherapist under Terence Watts of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy this was after completion of a

2 year Professional Practitioners course.

My reason for pursuing the course was to be able, after qualifying to help clients with their everyday problems like anxiety, stress and various phobias

as part of the above course I was also trained to use


Briefly, Hypnoanalysis uses various techniques to allow the subconscious mind to reveal the original cause of the problem so that, working together, the client and therapist can understand and resolve the origin of the problem rather than just treat the symptom.


In 2006 I trained under a local Usui Reiki Master Jenifer Thomas (Pontardulais) for my Reiki level 1 and 2, then in 2007 I travelled up to Llandudno where I completed my Reiki Master level (Practitioner / Teacher) qualifications under Padma O’Gara.

As a Reiki Practitioner my aim was to offer the Reiki healing treatment to as wide an audience as possible, hence, I occasionally arrange to give talks to local groups and organizations to ‘spread the word’ as it were also outline the benefits of receiving this awesome treatment.


I also hold qualifications as a Master Hypnotist Practitioner which I gained through the Joseph Clough Training Academy in Cambridge and as a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists who are based in Merrimack, New Hampshire. USA both of which were gained by way of training and practical examination in 2007, and both of which are appropriate in conjunction with my Hypnoanalysis therapy

Furthermore I am also privileged through examination and practical experience to hold Membership of the European Institute of Forensic Hypnosis which I am attempting to promote to the legal profession for use in both Criminal and Civil Trials.

The use of Forensic Hypnosis is already widely used in both Europe and America to assist in defendant and witness evidence recall.

I have experience in handling and dealing with clients / patients with physical and mental injuries, along with PTSD.

More importantly, I am an abuse survivor and as a result have also received counselling and help for PTSD after my time within the Armed Forces, I therefore fully appreciate what the Survivors referred to The Maggie Oliver Foundation have been going through.

I feel that this experience holds me in good stead to be able to offer practical skills and experience in my role as one of the Ambassadors with The Foundation

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