Brighton – Addiction Education For Facilitators, 3rd July 2015

Addiction affects many people and is something trainers and coaches will come across which will have an impact on their work. This introductory day will explore some of the key issues though presentation, interactive exercises and discussion to better equip facilitators for working with this area and knowing when to refer.


Who this training is for:

–     Business and life coaches, trainers, facilitators and consultants

–     Yoga, dance, complementary health practitioners and martial artist teachers

–     Teachers, therapists and those in other helping or educating profession

–     Anyone looking to gain insight into the area of addiction generally


Content includes:

Dispelling some of the many myths of addiction

Overview of the research and treatments in the field (including twelve-step groups like AA)

How to explain the neuro-science of addiction to clients in 5 minutes

Personal accounts of addiction and recovery

Self-regulation and mindfulness tools for clients

Effective interventions including objection handling strategies

Spotting addictive issues and personalities

Working with addictive personalities in training and coaching

When to refer


About the Trainers:

Nick Gully is a psychotherapist who has worked in the field for over twenty seven years. He is the Director of the Brunswick Clinic in Hove and the founder of a new Mindfulness based addiction treatment programme called Middleway Recovery. He has held senior positions in some of the leading UK addiction treatment centres, including as Director of Addiction Services at the Priory Hospital in London. Nick specialises in mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy and addiction treatment and is also a lecturer at Brighton University, with a particular interest in the neuroscience of addiction. He has been in personal recovery from addiction for 24 years.

Mark Walsh is a trainer and coach in long-term sobriety. He specialises in the “embodied” approach and his clients include Unilever, L’Oreal, Virgin Atlantic, AXA, Shell, Sussex University and The House of Lords.  He has also worked with peace and trauma projects in Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, Ukraine the slums of Brazil, East Africa and with the Sierra Leonian Army.


Venue: The Brunswick Clinic, 162 Church Road, Hove, Sussex BN3 2DL

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Cost: £75

Registration: Click here

Contact: markatintegrationtrainingdotcodotuk