Testimonials

FEEDBACK FROM COURSE PARTICIPANTS

I found your style of facilitation to be extremely informative, relatable and I felt welcome to add to conversation. There was no hierarchy which felt super inclusive. Thank you. An excellent course that highlighted essential info about working with people with dementia, delivered beautifully.

Chris Morgan, Assistant Tutor, Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork

This course was great - thoroughly informative, emotive. and gave me the confidence to pursue offering massage. I appreciate your energy, light yet connected way of teaching. Course structure was great and I look forward to learning with you again.

Therapist who wishes to remain anonymous, London, June 2023

You set a welcoming and trusting atmosphere/tone from the start.All materials are very clear. It's such an important and useful course. I wish there were more of you so more could learn this skill! You make it so accessible and are so welcoming of non-therapists like me.

Carer who wishes to remain anonymous, London, June 2023

Feedback on my training days

Wow! this course has surpassed all that I thought it would be. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of dementia & experiences of walking with people with dementia.

Sue Hocking, Butterfly

Accessible & professional, very fresh & engaging. Responded sensitively to questions & to the energy of the group. It has been a really enjoyable & inspiring day.

Clare, Massage Therapist, Active Lightworks, Brighton

The comfortable space, calming music and tea combined with a great model of care and very professional therapists – makes each visit a great experience and has helped me begin to feel better.

Janette Hall, Massage Practitioner and Nurse, London

A very thorough, insightful guide into the world of someone living with dementia, relevant and extremely valuable to anyone who has contact with people with the condition whether they work with massage or not.

Sarah Bailie, Sports Massage Therapist, Hayle, Cornwall
I have been using massage with the lady that I care for.  Over the years she has been deteriorating because of having dementia and the use of massage has been a relaxing activity and a relief from stiffness and pain in her hands and feet.
When she is stressed and becomes heightened it can be difficult for her because she is frustrated and not able to tell us how she’s feeling.
I learnt from Nicolle how to massage areas to release stress and it has become the daily activity when caring.
Unfortunately J's ability to speak has deteriorated but when massaging her she will say words like ‘love,’ ‘oh nice,’ and you can pick out other words too. I’m glad I learned the importance of massage.

Feedback on my one to one training

Some people prefer learning one-to-one. I pace it to suit you. Tailor learning to suit your needs, your client's needs and your loved one's needs.
Anna is already working more confidently building trust meeting the person where they are.
 
"I felt very relaxed and at ease. Everything was explained very well with great thought and passion. Learnt so much and at a great pace!"
Anna, Devon - December 2022
From my personal standpoint my training day with yourself was very powerful, I’ve never felt that before through training and I can’t express that enough.
It was professional, knowledgeable,  humane, compassionate and emotional.
You have given me a great understanding & invaluable knowledge that I will deliver in my therapy and in life.
Thank you.
Vicky, Massage Practitioner, Suffolk

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course here today and it has been like a door opening & making a connection .... Thank you!

Charlotte Rae, Therapist

Presentations and talks

Nicolle spoke at our Talk Dementia event in the week of Dementia Action week.  The topic of the use of massage in dementia would have been new to the majority of the attendees.  The talk was aimed at the right level, the presentation especially a youtube video Nicolle showed was extremely moving, but also thought provoking.  The presentation had different techniques to meet all the different types of learning styles we have.  It was interesting, gave us ideas we could use in every day practice and made us all compelled to learn more about the subject.

Jodie Ley,MSc Dementia Studies / Queen's Nurse , Clinical Lead for Complex Care and Dementia Liaison Services, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Complex Care and Dementia Psychiatric Liaison

Feedback from seminars

I attended the lectures/workshops in relation to dementia to assist me with my mum. And certainly Nicolle Mitchell absolutely delivered. Her extensive knowledge & delivery of these courses/workshops both prepared & assisted me to combat any situations I may encounter.

Brilliant - realistic to the problems of dementia - I feel inspired to do more and find out more. Made it a more positive experience.

Explained well, friendly and informative. Learnt new massage technique (Massaging People Who Have Dementia) I like Nicolle's sense of humour and down to earth approach. We did a good routine to be used with clients. I would like to learn more.

Nicolle's sense of humour lightened the topic and made good points which I could use in my practice and family. Very good information.

Feedback from workshop and seminar, FHT Congress, Nottingham, July 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar. It was excellent. The presenter was extremely knowledgable and the content and delivery was comprehensive and well placed. Was the best seminar I have attended. It was the main reason for my visit to the show and it did not disappoint and I hope to attend training with Nicole in September.

Feedback from seminars, FHT, Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham, May '16: