Mike Holland - Our In House Practitioner

Accredited Teacher and Coach of Mindfulness. Advanced Practitioner of EFT. Accredited & Registered Trainer & Master Practitioner of NLP. Accredited & Registered Trainer of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Leadership Development Specialist. 

Mike is a dedicated, innovative, creative, highly trained therapist with over 20 years experience. He combines all his skills and expertise to help people achieve true and lasting transformational change.

Mike's driving passion is to help people connect with their true potential, and provide them with the support they need to help them make the changes they want in their lives.

  • Mike practices in accordance with the Professional Standards & Code of Ethics of his associations:
    • National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
    • The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
    • The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
    • Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
    • The Guild of Energists (GOE)
    • The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation (UKCMM)

 

Mike's Journey and first hand experience of the power of mindfulness....

I first came to Mindfulness during my training as an NLP Trainer in 2010 and since then have been using Mindfulness meditation and practices on a regular basis and quickly realised the deep benefits that it can offer.

That was brought into sharp focus in March last year when I had to undergo major surgery for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair which basically stopped my life in its tracks.The drugs helped certainly but I was becoming more and more frustrated at my slow recovery and my stress levels were going up and up.

It was at that time that I began to use mindfulness practices and meditations daily and this transformed my recovery.It’s hard to explain the exact nature of that transformation but something began to shift at a deep level within me that I can only describe as a deep unconscious inner part of my ‘self’.

The pain was still the same but didn’t seem as ‘raw’; the frustration was still there but not as angry and there was a kindness to it.I found myself beginning to accept what was happening and that brought with it a big dump of relief and a new insight – I was alive. Damaged and healing but alive.

And, as I’ve come to realise, the calmer my mind felt, the calmer my healing body was and, the calmer my body was, the quieter my mind became. 

After recovering I went on to become a certified and registered Mindfulness Teacher in addition to my other accreditations and I’m already integrating mindfulness into the therapies I use with my clients and  teaching mindfulness practices and meditations to some of them so they too can experience the holistic benefits I believe they can bring.

 

Joanna's Experience of Mike's Work...

"I recognised I needed to armour myself with a collection of tools to support myself when stopping drinking, and I chose extra support via Mike, who’s specially trained in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness. The sessions I had with Mike were amazing, he used a combination of therapies including Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness and the results were truly powerful, that is why I was extremely keen to bring Mike on board here at My Sober Support so that many more people can enjoy the benefits of his years of experience and training"