I am an experienced independent international trainer and consultant specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and complex post traumatic reactions). As well as having over 12 years of experience within the adult mental health field, I also have particular expertise in working with children, young people and people in prison who hear voices/see visions.

“Rachel’s training was nothing short of groundbreaking for Connecticut. Her openness about her own experience invited the students to stop thinking in terms of symptoms and start thinking in terms of human experience. From there we were able to learn exciting new strategies to interact with persons in distress that were practical and immediately usable”.

– Ronna Keil, Director Recovery Community Affairs, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The following is a list of upcoming training courses and workshops that you are welcome to book a place on. If you would like to speak to me about providing bespoke in-house training and/or consultancy or speaking at a conference, please email me.

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Download: A menu of training options | View: My CV and experience

Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Whilst the awareness of self-harm in youth services has grown in recent years, understanding and supporting young people who hurt themselves can be both personally and professionally challenging. This workshop explores different ways of: understanding[...]
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Troubling beliefs and paranoia can be linked with a range of life experiences and diagnoses – far beyond those of psychosis. Whether this is the fear of contamination, the belief in one’s invincibility, feeling targeted[...]
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research suggests that 23% of CAMHS clients hear voices (Kelleher et al, 2013) – far more than we hear about in everyday practice. Fear, stigma and difficulty articulating the experience can stop young people opening[...]

You might also be interested in:

BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad? This week I was one of three contributors with personal experience of things that often get called 'psychosis' (hearing voices, seeing visions and par...
Podcast Hosted by Rai Waddingham, someone who has personal experience of madness and distress, 'Looking Behind The Label' explores what it means to be a human...
Making Sense of Madness: An emancipatory approach 7 July 2017, 10 am – 4.30pm, registration from 9.30am Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT https://madness-london.eventb...
Radio Times: The Voices in My Head What's it like to battle with a dozen people talking inside your head? Rachel Waddingham tells her remarkable story. By Moya Sarner, published in R...

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