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John Allison

For over a decade John Allison has been immersed in the mental health and wellbeing space.

In Person

£2500 - £3500

Price based on UK delivery

Virtual Event

£2000 - £3000

For several years he was a Health and Wellbeing manager in the London office of an international advertising agency, tasked with supporting employee mental, physical wellbeing, improving recruitment and retention. John single-handedly designed a program of activities and training that led to a significant reduction in sickness absence.

He was an active member of the accreditation team for the Greater London Authority (GLA), healthy workplace charter award, frequently conducting site visits to major organisations in the city and assessing their employee wellbeing offering. John was always looking for indicators of long term and truly impactful commitment to employee health.

Experienced in one to one employee wellbeing coaching John has been retained by companies to work with their people and help them overcome obstacles in both their private and working lives. He has individually supported hundreds of employees through action focused, holistic and peer based coaching where the individual is truly empowered to design and take control of their destiny.

He was initially trained by the US based Heartmath Institute and is a Certified Personal Medicine Coach (CPMC). The groundbreaking CPMC program was developed in the US as a way of helping to empower mental health service users in their own recovery. He is also trained in other modalities such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and hypnotherapy.

John also has considerable experience working in the NHS mental health and wellbeing sector. He has provided CBT-based support to clients within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, often helping them address a history of trauma, suicide attempts and other significant mental health challenges. As a qualified and experienced peer worker he has also worked extensively with veterans in crisis while working for the NHS Operation Courage, Veterans Health and Wellbeing service. Peer based interventions often involve helping the client to re-establish social connection, find new meaning and purpose in their civilian life.

A veteran himself, John served for 24 years with the British Army, specialising in bomb disposal, counter-terrorist search and weapons intelligence. He has many illuminating and inspiring stories from his time in the military, his life journey and through his day to day work with clients. He is an accomplished public speaker and has previously been invited to deliver two TEDx talks.

Specialisms: Preventative, non-clinical, peer and experiential approaches for mental health and wellbeing, dealing with adversity and lessons from a 24 year military career.

John came into TMS as part of Mental Health Awareness Week and gave a presentation to our agency about well-being and coping with stress. His approach is incredibly engaging, relevant and the feedback we got from the rest of agency was overwhelmingly positive – couldn’t recommend John and his approach enough! The Marketing Store
Over the last year we have used Motion to Mind to run a series of Mental Wellbeing Sessions for our teams, which were well received by everyone. John is a great presenter, very informative and practical in his approach to mental wellbeing. By speaking about his own experiences, he captures the audience’s attention and gives them the tools to help them tackle many of the stresses they face both at work and at home. We have received nothing but positive feedback from the sessions, with attendees from across all countries and levels within the organisation, a real indication of the value our colleagues put on John and Motion to Mind. Wunderman Thompson Commerce
John delivered an inspirational Lunch and Learn session at Spark44. He researched the business before the day and touched on all the right notes. He certainly made an impact and got us thinking about our stress levels, giving tricks and tips to combat this. I would thoroughly recommend Motion to Mind. Spark44
John came in to speak to Kinetic about Resilience with Motion to Mind™ on World Mental Health Day. His pragmatic approach was really accessible to all staff members and many of our staff commented on how they found his honest and practical advise really useful and reaffirming. His techniques are really easy to adopt and the advice he gave on apps which are useful in terms of stress relief and mindfulness were downloaded by many of our staff almost immediately. I would highly recommend John as a speaker. Kinetic Worldwide

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