When I work on Health and Well-being Programmes for Business I work as part of a team. We concentrate on offering four component parts which form the Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Self elements of support for individuals. They encourage better understanding and commitment to positive and vital health. Called The Vitality Programme the components cover:-
The Mental element is run by me. My aim is to cover what stress is, what to look for, the chemistry of what happens to you, how to take control of how you feel, simple solutions to help you feel better, and long-term solutions to help you perform.
Within the section entitled Emotional my colleague Katie presents it. Her aim would be to ensure that everybody listening would benefit from understanding how to manage their day well, pace themselves, learn Mindfulness, improving concentration, learning, and focus which has a knock-on effect for helping people cope well with change and therefore stress.
Within the section entitled Physical, Adele runs this who is a trained nutritional therapist and an expert in functional medicine. Her expertise is better than anyone I know, and she talks about healthy habits, food to boost your mood, improving performance, combating fatigue, and generally understanding how to run your life in a healthy way. Her background also includes being trained in the administration, and interpretation, of a series of DNA tests that are our USP when we run these types of programs. It is worth noting though, that the utilisation or offer of the tests is a separate cost and I will run through the possible options of how to do this further down the proposal.
This brings me to the final section which we have entitled Self, (Spiritual, or Self-Management). This section is run by all of us and encompasses, staying positive in life, encouraging yourself and others, setting goals and enhancing your chances of achieving them, boosting your own personal self-esteem, and coping with life’s difficulties”
FdSc. DipcPNI. DipION. BA(Hons). DipIT Sec Man.
Adele is a clinical Psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) practitioner, nutrition consultant and certified Metabolic Balance coach. She has met the strict criteria required for Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration, as recognised by the Department of Health. CNHC is the Professional Standards body for regulation of nutrition practitioners in the UK.
Through her practice Adele is focused on optimising natural health and educating people about lifestyle-related conditions, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and mental health problems arising from stress and anxiety. The most significant insight of Adele’s clinical practice is the fact that most individuals are presenting with complex metabolic and immunologic issues and that personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice has the ability to optimise health, changing people’s lives. This led to Adele’s study study in clinical Psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI), following an interest in evolutionary biology and the ancestral living habits of hunter-gatherer communities – some of which still exist today in the rain forests of South America and Southeast Asia. PNI is rooted firmly in evolutionary biology, and applied to clinical practice Adele has found it to be a very powerful therapy that helps restore the body and mind back to health by understanding and applying some of the lifestyle habits of our ‘original’ way of living through human evolution. She believes that through such understanding we can empower ourselves to deal with health challenges without the need for invasive surgery or prescription drugs.
Adele has a keen interest in ‘brain fitness’, with a focus on improving mood, memory and motivation (the 3 M’s) to maximise performance both inside and outside the workplace. Using laboratory testing, including DNA cheek swabs, Adele can provide key insights into how the brain communicates with the rest of the body and what ‘roadblocks’ may be in the way to healthful longevity. Only then can you learn how to safely manoeuvre around these obstacles and be in full control of your own health.
Adele holds private practice clinics at The Private Therapy Clinic at number 2 Harley Street in Central London and at number 49 Queen Victoria Street in the City of London. She has also been consulted as a nutrition expert for the London Sleep Centre in Harley Street – a leader in the provision of diagnostic and treatment services for people with sleep disorders and related medical and psychological conditions.
Wider experience and consultancy
Following her previous career in the travel-retail industry, Adele’s client base extends as far Singapore and the US, where she also supports corporate clients. She is regularly consulted by professional bodies and associations to run international and UK-based exhibitions and practitioner training events and conferences, as well as to consult on the development of ‘food as medicine’-style menus free from all major allergens, including The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) and The British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT). In this capacity Adele has also been engaged by corporates and wellness / fitness operators to address consumer audiences on health and nutrition, including Wellness Academy, Beyond the Barriers, Mint Fitness and British Military Fitness. As a trained journalist and nutrition commentator, Adele has worked with the BBC and Sky Sports and written for numerous magazines and newspapers.
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Katie’s expertise and relaxed, practical teaching style inspires individuals to have the confidence to enjoy and put into practice the mindfulness techniques in which she specialises. She holds a Masters degree in Education, a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Using a combination of mindfulness, positive psychology and nutritional support techniques to enhance wellness, Katie always ensures that her presentations are packed with relevant ideas to take away. She has led bespoke workshops for corporate clients including Deloitte, Adidas, Barclays, Barclaycard and Greater Manchester Police. She runs regular events, meditation classes, courses and retreats for the general public, and has presented at conferences to a wide range of audiences, where she enjoys teaching mindfulness designed to support the specific needs of those attending. She has also contributed to a number of magazines and websites, as well as appearing on local radio and BBC Breakfast News.
Katie has been practicing mindfulness in her own life for over 16 years. She is a member of The Heart of Manchester and Stockport Sanghas, part of a growing network of Community of Interbeing groups composed of people from a wide range of faith backgrounds, who aspire to develop peace in themselves and in the world through the practice of mindful living. Katie continues to deepen her own practice by regularly attending retreats as well as her local Sanghas, and is therefore able to teach from her personal experience, including using mindfulness during being treated for and subsequently cured of cancer in 2015.
Katie founded the charity ‘Astro Brain Tumour Fund’ in 2000, which she still runs on an unpaid basis with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. Highly Recommended in the ‘Best New Initiatives’ category by the Beacon Fellowship in 2007, Astro Brain Tumour Fund has significantly increased the focus on low-grade (slow growing) brain tumours in the UK, running patient & carer information days in partnership with NHS trusts and funding research projects at leading neuro-oncology research centres across the UK.
They are currently working on groundbreaking case studies and the development of clinical trials with a focus on the potential use of ketogenic dietary therapy as an adjunct therapy for brain tumours, in partnership with the UK charities Matthew’s Friends and Brain Tumour Research. From 2008-2011 Katie contributed as a Patient Representative to the British Neuro-Oncology Society Advisory Group, working with the Government’s Cancer Action Team on developing new NICE clinical guidelines for rare brain tumours.