About John Armitage
We all have the capability to improve our wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally. Sometimes we just need a nudge.
My career began in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector, working in the arts and welfare and I have always had an enthusiasm for support and wellbeing. Shortly after my daughter was born, my family (and I) benefited greatly from Complementary Therapy, in particular Craniosacral Therapy, and I became hooked on a journey of new discoveries of essential connections between mind and body.
From my subsequent experience of and training in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Mindfulness, together with my ongoing practice of meditation, I have built upon and developed techniques, exercises, workshops and courses for both individuals and organisations that explore mental and physical wellbeing and resilience. All the approaches I utilise are underpinned by self-awareness exercises, the practice of Mindfulness and the development of emotional fitness.
In addition to my private, one-to-one work, I collaborate with organisations in diverse sectors, from small, local charities to large educational establishments.
I am an associate trainer with Get The Edge, a training consultancy specialising in “culture development, performance enhancement, leadership learning, transformation and change”, designing and delivering Mindfulness and Resilience modules on their ‘Emerging Leaders’ and ‘Inspiring Leadership programmes’.
I am also registered as a teacher and teacher-trainer with Mindfulness Now, providing both online and in-person courses informed by their inclusive and accessible approach to this most beneficial of practices.
For the past 10 years I have provided a range of consultancy services for organisations, primarily in the education and automotive sectors, designing and creating a range of mindfulness-based wellbeing and self-care resources for their staff teams.
I’ve also developed a body of work with many other organisations of differing aims and sizes, including schools, businesses and community groups.
In 2007 I founded Natural Health in Lincoln, where I have since fostered a collaborative approach to person-centred wellbeing, providing therapists in and around the city with space and support to nourish their practice.