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LEARN - Professional Training Courses, Workshops & Talks

 

A little bit about me as an educator....

I'm a qualified Teacher, having completed my PGCE training with Exeter & Greenwich Universites. I've been teaching since 2000 & I'm a registered Principal Tutor with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

 

I've taught complementary therapies from beginner to post-graduate levels at many places all around the UK including: The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy (ITHMA), Raworth International College of Natural Nutrition & Sports Therapies, Exeter Natural Health Centre, Vital Touch, The Sage Room & From the Seed. On a slightly different note, for several years I was also privileged to of had the wonderful opportunity to teach Diving, Sea Rescue & First Aid / Emergency First Response in Thailand, Indonesia & Mexico.

 

So where am I now....

 

I'm based in Cornwall & offer talks, workshops & accredited training courses on therapies, holistic health, stress management & relaxation whether that's 1:1, couples or larger group sizes.

 

I'm also part of the From the Seed teaching team & co-lecture with Jo Kellett TIDHA, CIMI, MIFPA (Tisserand Essential Oil Expert & Author). We provide IFPA & FHT accredited continuing professional development (CPD) massage & aromatherapy training courses in Brighton, Sussex, UK.

More information is detailed below but please get intouch if you have any questions or are interested in my teaching services.

 

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Indian Head Massage at Festival - Talks & Workshops - Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Relaxation, Stress Management - Donna Robbins Therapies - Margate, Thanet, Kent
Acupressure Self Help Workshop for Charity - Talks & Workshops - Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage, Relaxation & Stress Management - Dona Robbins Therapies Margate Tha
Aromatherapy Blending at Trauma Survivors Charity - Talks & Workshops - Complementary Therapies, Relaxation & Stress Management - Donna Robbins Therapies - Margate, Thanet, Kent & around the UK
Talks & Workshops - Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Relaxation & Stress Management - Donna Robbins Therapies, Margate, Thanet, Kent
Head Massage Workshop at Music Festival - Donna Robbins Therapies - Talks & Workshops - Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Relaxation, Stress Management - Kent & UK

Are you: an individual, couple, interest group, club, networking group, friendship circle, PTA, school, charity, community project, festival, event, company, looking for great staff training / team bonding ideas or marking a special occasion (hen do, baby shower, birthday etc)....?

 

Are you interested in discovering more about complementary therapies, holistic health, stress management & relaxation?

I give talks & run workshops that offer informal, fun interactive ways to learn. Maybe you'd just like to know a bit more, try doing some bodywork, make an aromatherapy product or have some simple & helpful self-care techniques to use (like acupressure, breathing / meditation or chi gong etc). Whatever the reason, sessions are designed to be educational, fun & suit group needs. Handouts covering the content are included for you to take home.

 

Fees vary & are on an individual basis. Although I'm based in Cornwall I enjoy travel & am happy to do so.

 

Please contact me with any questions, for more information & to discuss your requirements.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES

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International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists IFPA Member & Registered Principal Tutor - Donna Robbins Therapies - London, Brighton & Kent
IFPA Fertility Support Course - Massage & Aromatherapy Training Courses - London, Brighton, Kent - Donna Robbins Therapies - Jo Kellet From the Seed
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Below are details of our From the Seed continuing professional development (CPD) training courses.

 

New courses are being developed each year so please do watch this space & if there's a subject area you're interested in learning about that isn't currently on offer do let us know.

 

I also offer bespoke training & mentoring for professionals, whether that's on a 1:1 basis or for larger groups, no matter what the geographical location.

All our courses are International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) accredited & our Pregnancy course is also Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) accredited. To attend a previous aromatherapy diploma qualification is required or if you're currently in training to become an aromatherapist.

 

Our teaching team members are: Jo Kellett, Donna Robbins, Emma Charlton, Ellen Rowland & Ines Willis. All of us have many years experience as therapists / educators & a wealth of knowledge that we're very passionate about sharing!

All our practical courses are 'In Real Life Learning', whilst the popularity of online learning has taken off recently, we still firmly believe that you'll learn massage / bodywork techniques more effectively & that we teach better if we're physically all together in the classroom.

 

On all courses there'll be:

- Theory

- Demonstration

- Opportunities to give & receive

- Time for questions, feedback & to share experiences

- Handouts are provided to back up course material

 

Class sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 12. We feel this is important to ensure each student gets as much personal attention & support as possible.

 

More information about the courses detailed below may be found on our

From The Seed training website.

 

If you have any questions please get in touch.

ESSENTIAL OILS & MASSAGE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH CANCER - presented by Donna Robbins

2 day course

 

IRELAND - Sat' 9th & Sun 10th November 2024

9am - 5.30pm

Golden Egg Holistics, Glenfield, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 PH0A, Ireland

12 CPD Points - IFPA accredited

€325

Brighton - early 2025 date to be confirmed

9am - 5.30pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

12 CPD Points - IFPA accredited

£265

A two-day CPD course to develop your understanding of & support clients living with cancer.

On this course you will learn about theoretical aspects of cancer, orthodox treatment & how to confidently enhance your aromatherapy & bodywork skill set to positively support clients throughout their journey no matter what stage their health is at.

Statistics suggest that perhaps as many as half of us will develop some form of cancer at some point in our life, that’s a lot of us!

Furthermore, even if we don’t it’s highly probable that all of us will be touched by cancer in one way or another.

Donna has worked in this field throughout her career supporting not only those with cancer, as well as many other forms of serious life altering illness, but also those directly affected by the diagnosis of their loved ones.

Whilst orthodox support by highly trained medical oncology professionals is very important, integrative approaches are becoming far more mainstream & complementary therapies may work alongside them to greatly assist general wellbeing & quality of life.

AROMATHERAPY & MASSSAGE FOR PREGNANCY - presented by Donna Robbins & Jo Kellett

2 day course - Sat' 9th & Sun' 10th March 2024

9am - 5.30pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

12 CPD points - IFPA & FHT accredited

£265

Supporting clients on the path to parenthood is such a truly wonderful & amazing experience!

On this very popular 2 day course you will develop your theoretical & practical skills of aromatherapy & bodywork pertinent to pregnancy, labour & post natal recovery.

AROMATIC ACUPRESSURE HEAD MASSAGE - presented by Donna Robbins & Jo Kellett

1 day course - Sat' 27th April 2024

9am - 5.30pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

12 CPD points - IFPA accredited

£135

 

A meditative treatment based on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan, Indian & Chinese medicine systems.

The course will help you confidently put into practice a deeply relaxing massage with essential oils; ideally suited for those clients that have trouble ‘switching off'.

You will learn a slow, extremely meditative treatment of the head face, neck & shoulders.

AROMATHERAPY & ADVANCED BODYWORK FOR THE BACK, NECK & SHOULDERS - presented by Donna Robbins & Jo Kellett

2 day course - Sat' 19th & Sun' 20th October 2024

9am - 5.30pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

6 CPD points - IFPA accredited

£265

Further develop your skills & knowledge to support clients with back, neck & shoulder concerns.

There is a strong focus on body mechanics & 'working smart' not harder in order to minimise the toll on the therapists body.

Bodywork techniques will include: advanced massage, forearm / elbow work, gentle myofascial release / stretching,  mobilisation & pulsing.

AROMATHERAPY FOR STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION - presented by Emma Charlton

Part one - Thurs' 6th June 2024 & Part two - Thurs' 13th June 2024 *ONLINE*

6pm - 9pm GMT

6 CPD points - IFPA accredited

£90

This course will help you develop your understanding of stress, anxiety & depression & to increase your confidence to treat your clients who live with these common conditions.
Consideration will be given to: triggers, common signs & symptoms.

There'll be an overview of conventional treatment approaches & study of a selection of essential oils & aromatherapy treatment approaches.

BESPOKE AROMATHERAPY FACIAL - presented by Ines Willis

2 day course - Sat' 28th & Sun' 29th September 2024

9am - 5.30pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

12 CPD Points - IFPA accredited

£265

On this course you will develop your skills / knowledge of facial work & skin health.

Learn about 100% natural skincare.

Gain a thorough understanding of the skin, how to tailor your facial to different types of skin & how to adapt your routine to your client particular needs.

Plus you'll look at key essential oils for skincare & the type of bases you can make from scratch to create a unique experience for your clients.

AROMATHERAPY FOR MENOPAUSE - presented by Jo Kellett

1 day course - Sat' 23rd November 2024

9.30am - 5pm

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

6 CPD Points - IFPA accredited

£135

Develop your skills & knowledge of aromatherapy for The Menopause

The course will help you confidently use your essential oils for clients entering or going through the Menopause.

You will also learn about:

Physical & psychological changes of the Menopause
Explore the myths of Menopause
Essential Oils for the Menopause

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THERAPISTS - presented by Ellen Rowland

Part one - Thurs' 16th November & Part two - Thurs' 7th December 2023 *ONLINE*

6pm - 9pm GMT

6 CPD points - IFPA accredited

£90

This course is designed as a supportive space to explore and break down marketing and learn how to make it work for you.

Rather than being an in depth technical, instructional course on how to use specific social media platforms, website management software or Google Analytics, this course aims to debunk some of the myths around marketing & communications & demystify the subject to help you create a solid foundation that works for you.

Each session will be recorded & will be available to attendees once the course is completed.

Also, Ellen is happy to do follow-up sessions individually for those who need more support.

Student Feedback...

Donna was my Aromatherapy Massage Diploma tutor & I have also completed a CPD massage course with her. Donna is an exceptional body worker & a skilled teacher. I would recommend her CPD courses to anyone!

Wonderful techniques from a great tutor.

Very hands on & there was lots of practise which really helped to consolidate learning.

Would definitely recommend the course to others. I’ll be back for more training.

I have recently taken a one day course with Donna. I can't recommend her enough. I will definitely be looking to train again with her. She was very approachable, knowledgeable & taught at the level required for me. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you.

The course delivered what was offered. Excellent content demonstrated through a variety of delivery methods.

Thank you for a very enjoyable, professional & beneficial day!

Excellent teaching.

Great content.

The course was amazing.

Absolutely loved it.

Can't wait to do more.

Thank you.

Very good course content & presentation that was to the point, comprehensive & easy to follow.

I now feel I've more technical ability & confidence.

Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Information was clear, understandable &

well taught. Great to have such knowledgeable, skilled & attentive tutors during practical sessions that helped to adjust my techniques.

Great content, well paced teaching that was easy to follow. Loved the fun & down to earth teaching style. I feel I have really added to my therapeutic tool box.

Great handouts to back up the clearly delivered material & good assistance from the tutors while practising.

Would love a follow up graduate course.

Brilliant. Wonderful course!

My confidence & ability have grown.

Thank you so much.

Super inspiring.

Wonderful techniques from a great tutor.

Very hands on & there was lots of practise which really helped to consolidate learning.

Would definitely recommend the course to others.

I’ll be back for more training.

Awesome. Interesting. Stimulating. Very clear well structure handouts. I now have more confidence & tools. Please do more advanced courses!

Very happy to of learnt more massage tools which are powerful & also very relaxing.

Love Donna & Jo both as teachers & people.

Great chemistry. I wish you could bottle it.

Thank you for the feedback, it's very much appreciated!
What an honour it's been to meet you all!
I've learnt lots too from working with each & every one of you!

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