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WellConnected

All our favourite people are listed below.  These are the minds, the marvels, the experts and the brains behind the content that feeds your eyes and ears.

They are here to share their expertise and to offer their services so they can continue positive work in a world that needs it.  Follow them on their social channels (links below) or enquire about what they can do for you and/or your business.  

Don’t be shy.

Ben Matthews

Videographer

Ben Matthews has been a photographer for over 20 years, and a videographer for 10, having started in the industry looking to change up industry standards for stock photography.

His start was in the whisky industry, before transferring his skills to the wellbeing arena 5 years ago.

He has a keen interest in coffee (read:coffee snob) and cooking, and runs his own youtube channel on a variety of subjects.

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Dr M

Hi it’s Dr M from @thepsychologistandme. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and Addictive Behaviours Researcher in London, UK.

Why am I on Instagram? Good question. Statistics say that 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental health issue in their lives. During and after the coronavirus pandemic, I suspect that number will be even higher. And month after month of quarantine and uncertainty, people have been asked to dig very deep for the strength to hold on during these tough times. The demand for mental health services is at an all-time high and wait-lists are long. There is stigma around acknowledging our mental health issues, what it means to have issues with mental health, and what mental health treatment really is. Mind you, this is through the eyes of an actual psychologist who trains psychologists (not a mental health influencer!).

I started the page @thepsychologistandme to offer free mental health education and to demystify what mental health therapy is all about. My mission is to provide fun and engaging mental health content using humour and pop culture to make mental health topics approachable and interesting. The page provides tips for good mental health habits, such as things you can do every day to feel less depressed or anxious. The page also offers advice on common thinking traps and ‘unsticking’ yourself from patterns that don’t get you where you’d like to be, all of which can result in poorer mental health. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could see going to therapy as a good thing for health in the same way we think going to the gym is a good thing for health? Because it is. Trust me you’ll thank yourself.

Dr M. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologistandme/

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Jess White

Jess has been teaching yoga for over six years after training in Miami initially in the strong style of Budokon yoga, and has since qualified in several other schools including Vikassa, Calm for kids, Apple yoga and Rainbow children’s yoga. Jess runs worldwide retreats, mini retreats, corporate classes, group and privates, and also works with children in schools and online.

She is passionate about sharing yoga with everyone and making it accessible for all.  Her approach is welcoming and warm with a dynamic sense of wholeness. And her passion lies in seeing the transformational benefits of yoga unfold in her students.

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Sammy McDermott

Yoga teacher

Sammy is a Holistic Wellbeing Specialist and Yoga Teacher. Sammy works 1-to-1 with her clients using yoga as a tool to help them to tune into their intuition and enabling them to better guide all aspects of their life.  Samantha teaches Yoga online, runs Art workshops, as well as 1-to-1 personalised packages and group/corporate wellness sessions.

 

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Ola Molade

Nutritionist

Ola is a qualified nutritionist who specialises in areas such as nutrition solutions for health conditions, meal plans and food intolerances.

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Sam Edwards

Yoga Teacher

Sam started out her yoga journey with Bikram Hot Yoga and completed a 500hr residential immersion training in Santa Barbara, California. 

She continues to develop her practice and teaching through undertaking teacher trainings and creative development opportunities. Her teaching style is authentic, inclusive and fun across a range of modalities including Vinyasa Flow, Hot yoga, Yin, Restorative yoga, Core, Power and Rocket Yoga.

Her focus for her students is on being able to experience moving their bodies in creative ways incorporating strength and mobility, creating space for them to  enjoy how good you can feel inside and out, and, knowing that for some, sometimes just showing up on your mat and taking some time to breathe is the biggest challenge of all. 

 

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Josh Stinton

For years, Josh Stinton has been taking on the hardest physical challenges around the world in which he has little or no experience, and asks “why not?”

Often portrayed in the media as a crazy guy doing crazy things, Josh’s keynote talk takes you through the insights he has gained along the way that leaves him absolutely convinced that we are all capable of achieving insane goals. 

 Josh walks audiences from Australia, Asia, USA, and Europe through funny, engaging and often ridiculous stores of how he has achieved various ‘world firsts’ in challenges he’s been told can not be done.  

Ultimately leaving people with the permission to write the life story they would love to read for themselves. Audiences can expect to find inspiration around personal and professional change, resiliency to follow through with bold plans, and serenity to know just when to call on the right people for help in their journey.  

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Milo-Arne Wilkinson

Behavioural Scientist, Psychologist, Performance Coach &Neuroscientist

Milo-Arne Wilkinson has 7 degrees in the areas of forensic psychology, neuroscience, organisational psychology and psychotherapy.

She is a behavioural scientist, psychologist, performance coach and has recently completed a world first co-design project with Harvard University Neuroscience Department.   She supports Elite Athletes, C-Level Executives and HR Departments to perform at their optimum. 

She specialises in Employee wellbeing and has worked with some of the worlds most successful organisations.

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Sophie Robinson

Gastronomer

Sophie is a registered nutritionist and Gastronomer, who believes that eating well is about more than just what we eat but the story behind our food. Through Follow the Wild Path she aims to encourage people to reconnect with food, embrace the journey to good gut health, and savour the beautiful moments along the way.

 

Website: followthewildpath.co.uk

Instagram: @follow_the_wild_path

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Jamila Ishaq

Nutritionist

Jamila is a qualified Nutritionist who loves eating food, cooking food, creating new dishes and sourcing good local food. She owns The Good Store with her business partner and sister Natasha. The Good Store is a package free organic shop situated in Edinburgh; the produce is sourced as locally as possible, this is to reduce travel time and to support smaller more independent businesses. The shop provides a sustainable shopping option for the community in the aim to reduce single use plastic from circulation and to ultimately create a more environmentally friendly future.

Instagram: @thegoodstore.scot

Website: www.thegoodstore.scot

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Dirish Shaktidas

Dirish is a London based yoga teacher, dance instructor, trainer, mentor and sound meditation facilitator. Internationally trained by world renowned teachers and has been practicing for over 10 years.

With his unique blend of Shakti Dance, Eastern Philosophy and Astrology he’s got flavours for all of your endeavours that will CHAKRASIZE your entire LIFE! 

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Rishin Paonaskar

Yoga Instructor

In 2012 Rishin left a career in banking to start his own food business and also completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance training at Hot Power Yoga. He has since trained with Judith Lasater, in Myofascial bodywork with senior Forrest Yoga teachers Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell and as a yoga sports coach with the Institute of Yoga Sport Science.

Rishin’s classes are fun, creative and dynamic!

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Terrence The Teacher

Wellbeing Expert , Mindfulness Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Terrence the Teacher is a Wellbeing Expert , Mindfulness coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist. He shares his teaching and passion through “Talks with Terrence“, Worldwide Retreats, as well as online mindfulness, therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, Zoom mindfulness coaching, Zoom clinical hypnotherapy and one-on-one sessions

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Brad Bylevelt

Yoga Instructor

Brad has been practising yoga for about 14 years. He now travels to India every year to learn the traditional way of yoga, which doesn’t only involve asana, but how one can live a more pure, true life.

He learnt and continues to learn a lot from his own teacher in London, a man by the name of Stewart Gilchrist.

Expect a strong, flowing class that will always involve pranayama (breathwork) and dhyana (meditation) when moving with Brad.

 

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Beetle Juice

Beetle Juice is our converted VW Cocktail Bar. Perfect for weddings, festivals corporate events and all other excuses to party. The concept is simple – they have merged the style and class of the camper with the flexibility and luxury of a portable bar. These two mixed with the experience and charm of their bar staff provide the ingredients for the perfect event!

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The FLY Project

Fitness Experts

The Fly Project is a group strength and conditioning programme, designed to enhance your training and optimise your lifestyle. It is run by friendly, yet straight talking and professional industry leading coaches Ross and David.

The Fly Project creates an encouraging and welcoming environment to take your training to the next level.

There simple and effective, results driven methodology is designed around three main pillars of performance:

 

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Aga Kehinde

Aga Kehinde

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology and EFT Coach

Aga has 20 years’ experience as a clinical nurse specialist in oncology and oncology research. She qualified with The Coaching Academy and holds a diploma in Personal Performance Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

During this time Aga has been supporting individuals who have experienced serious life challenges to navigate through the chaos developing wellbeing strategies to reclaim purpose and meaning into their lives.

 

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Dr Lynsey Brancato

Dr. Lindsay Brancato

Psychologist

Dr. Lindsay Brancato is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and certified eating psychology expert, who believes in an integrative approach when working with patients. Through focusing on the mind body connection Dr. Brancato unravels the “why” behind many self-defeating behaviors that keep patients stuck.

 

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Shanley Lewis

Mindset Coach and Psychological Therapist

Shanley Lewis is a Self-care & Mindset Coach, Psychological Therapist and Founder of Good to Me. Helping Creatives and Service Providers to learn how to regularly look after their Mental Wellbeing and make time for  themselves within their busy lives so they can serve at their best.

 

 

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lee brooks

Lee Brooks

PT & Nutritionist

For 20 years Lee has helped clients lose a lot of fat, drop that dress size or two, improve their strength, become pain free, improve sleep, stress and nutrition, and create an understanding of what it takes to make lasting changes and get results. Lee has been constantly fine tuning his skills to deliver the best nutrition advice, best training programs, and best lifestyle behaviour changes for you.

 

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