LiR People

Alice Whieldon

MA(dist) PhD, Senior Fellow HEA, FwSS

Alice has spent her life researching the what helps us recover from our traumas and lead happier lives. In 1985 she came across both Shiatsu and the work of Charles Berner and has remained a student of both ever since. She has degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology and a PhD in feminist philosophy and psychoanalytic theory. She gained her Shiatsu practitioners qualification in 1995, registering as a teacher in 1997.

​Sei-ki
In 1997, she met Kishi Akinobu, internationally renowned Shiatsu master who’s own development of the art he called Sei-ki. In 2008 he and Alice started working on a book together, with the help of his wife, Kyoko, and Sei-ki: Life in Resonance, The Secret Art of Shiatsu was published in 2011. Kishi died in 2012 but Alice continues to work in this style and present workshops in the UK and internationally.

Mind Clearing
Alice has also trained in and Mind Clearing, a talking method linked to the Enlightenment Intensive meditation workshops. Like Sei-ki, it is based on a non-secular understanding of mind/body. In 2016 her book, Mind Clearing: the key to mindfulness mastery was published
​ “This book is absurdly useful. Essential or anyone on the spiritual path” Amazon book review.

Alice has had a parallel career working for the Open University. She currently teaches degree level Arts and Humanities and, until 2014 was Senior Faculty Manager in Arts, London. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Chair of the Shiatsu Society (UK) 2016-18 where she headed up a major recovery and transformation project.

Alice is pictured here with Winston, LiR’s cheerful mini-labradoodle.

Adam Hellinger

FwSS

Adam has 30 years’ experience in Shiatsu, is a teacher at the British School of Shiatsu-do and internationally as well as a Chi Kung master.

​He was Vice-Chair of the Shiatsu Society (UK) 2016-18 where he performed invaluable service to the UK Shiatsu community, bringing people together and supporting change www.adamhellinger.com

Nick Pole

MA, FwSS

Adam has 30 years’ experience in Shiatsu, is a teacher at the British School of Shiatsu-do and internationally as well as a Chi Kung master.

​He was Vice-Chair of the Shiatsu Society (UK) 2016-18 where he performed invaluable service to the UK Shiatsu community, bringing people together and supporting change www.adamhellinger.comNick has over 25 years experience integrating eastern and western approaches as a mind-body therapist. With a background in Shiatsu, NLP and Clean Language, he trained more recently in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is the director of London Mindful Practitioners, a non-profit support group for health professionals who use mindfulness in their work. He has taught his course on Clean Language for Shiatsu therapists for over ten years in various countries and is the author of ‘Words That Touch – How to ask questions your body can answer’ (2017, Singing Dragon).

www.nickpole.com

Andy Jancewicz

BSc(hons), PGCHE, Fellow HEA

​Is an experienced Shiatsu practitioner, massage therapist and teacher. He worked for 13 years at the University of Westminster (Department of Chinese Medicine & Complementary Therapies) as a Senior Lecturer and Clinic Tutor, with additional responsibilities as acting Disability Liaison Tutor and Placement Co-ordinator, for the School of Integrated Health and later the School of Life Sciences. From 2014 – 2018 he was a Director of the Shiatsu Society (UK) and Chair of the Education Sub-Committee.
He teaches Tai Chi as part of post operative rehabilitation in an orthopaedic hospital as well as for relaxation and stress management. Additionally he teaches Tai Chi exercises to various community support groups, as a way of helping those who are living with dementia or who are recognising issues with their memory or cognition. This includes helping families, friends and carers.
He has a special interest in breathing pattern disorders as well as supporting unpaid family carers through the provision of bodywork and movement therapies like Tai Chi and Chi Kung. ​

Nicole Bayes

Marketing Manager

Nicole our invaluable Marketing Manager, keeping you all abreast of our latest workshops and courses. She supports the development of team projects and making things happen in the background – giving us a poke when required!

She has supported a range of businesses working particularly with freelance therapists and holistic organisations such as New Energy Work, the Shiatsu College and the Shiatsu Centre Norwich www.nicolebayes.com She is also a Shiatsu and EFT Practitioner.