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- Applied Relaxation
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
As a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist, I use a wide range of techniques, including Hypnosis, Solution focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Counselling, with a focus on ‘Positive Psychology’, ‘Transpersonal Psychology’, and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also incorporate, mindfulness based approaches. I am a registered OCD and Anxiety Disorders Hypnosis specialist.
Specialist interests include: Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder - using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and Hypnotherapy, based on the work of Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and the 4-step programme; Stress management, performance enhancement and achievement; confidence, self-esteem, Alcohol problems, Insomnia, Motivation, Chronic fatigue & Fibromyalgia.
As a full member of The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), a fellow of the national Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (FNSHP), and the Hypnotherapy Association, a strict code of conduct and ethics bind me, and in meeting all registration requirements. This includes continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.
I am currently Chair of the board of trustees for Anxiety UK.
My continuous professional development is on-going and now includes completion of an intensive course in Mindful self-compassion taught by Professor Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, PhD. I completed their teacher training in Mindful Self Compassion at Bangor University in 2014 and am now a ‘trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teacher’.
As a ‘trained teacher’ of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme. I am one of the first cohort of European teachers in this field in the UK.
In November 2016, I completed intensive training to become one of the first cohort of teachers outside the US to teach ‘Making friends with yourself-MSC for teens and young adults’
As a trained Mindful self-compassion teacher and believe firmly that mindfulness has an important role to play in the wellbeing and positive emotional functioning of every student undertaking academic study.
I am included on the directory of ‘Trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teachers’ around the world with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Portfolio of workshops and courses:
In 2013, I began to facilitate Mindful Compassion- focused workshops and day retreats as ‘Annette Boden wellbeing’
I offer mindfulness and compassion-focused courses and workshops for ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia/stress management/Eating well/Sleeping well.
Self -care core skills (incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion) helping people to form healthy habits and strategies for eating well, exercising, sleeping well, and getting the work-life balance right.
I am a published author of a research study:
“A study of participation in a compassion-focused therapeutic well-being programme: Cancer patients’ experiences of a well-being programme which focuses on compassion for self and others” (The British Psychological Society North East Branch Newsletter issue 8 spring 2013).
I produce a regular newsletter to inform people of tips and techniques, including a blog on current topics and details of all my workshops and courses.
I am a published author in ‘the Hypnotherapist’ The journal for the Hypnotherapy association and have further articles published in the online magazine ‘healthy new age’ and the ‘Heartworks’ blog.
My online newsletter is published monthly and includes tips and techniques for health and well-being, recommended reading, and links to further resources. My MSc research has now been published as an article for the British Psychological society.
Areas of interest
Anxiety;OCD;Chronic fatigue;Fibromyalgia;alcohol problems;weight management; confidence; stress; insomnia;mild to moderate depression
The positive impact of mindful self compassion on chronic emotional and physical conditions. Mindfulness,yoga,meditation, writing.
BPS North East Branch newsletter
Courses offered to GPs
Compassion focused integrative approaches to psychological well-being, anxiety management, OCD, Weight management, Insomnia,self-care in health care- mindful self-compassion for health care professionals
- MSc with Merit in Consciousness and Transpersonal psychology Liverpool John Moores university 2012
- Advanced diploma hypnotherapy and psychotherapy N-SHAP 1998
- BSc Hons Psychology Open University 2007
- Advanced diploma psychotherapy N-SHAP 2000
- Advanced diploma in Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy National College 2011
- Trained Mindful self-compassion teacher Centre for mindful self compassion Bangor university 2014
- Mindfulness one year training The Mindfulness association 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair of the board of trustees Anxiety UK 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British psychological society, The Mindfulness Association, Fellow of the National school for hypno-psychotherapy and mindfulness,The Hypnotherapy Association.