embedded in all areas of operations in aquatics; swim teaching and coaching, administration, staff and customer relations. These five core principles form the strengths-based framework that foster true collaboration and power-sharing between workers and those seeking help at all service levels (1,2).
Delivering continuing professional development (CPD) in trauma-informed practice for swim teachers to increase child safety and wellbeing in swim and survival lessons of all types.
Swim Lessons – Aquatic Trauma Therapy for adults and adolescents with water fear (aquaphobia) and/or fear of large, deep bodies of water such as the ocean.
Blending trauma counselling, exposure treatment, mindfulness and systematic desensitization uniquely at the client’s pace to heal, and gain water confidence and competence.
Aquatics specialist and aquatic trauma therapist with over 30 years of professional experience in the aquatics industry, including swim school ownership for 24 years. Personal experience as a former competitive swimmer, member of the New Zealand synchronised swimming team, and in Masters Swimming.
Providing specialist services in