All the training and work that I offer is underpinned by the social learning and communities of practice theory as developed by Etienne Wenger and Bev-Wenger Trayner. The principle of communities of practice is to facilitate learning through groups of people with shared interests getting their heads together to understand and develop a practice. A good example of this would be a chess club, where a group of people voluntarily turn up at the club and play chess together, thereby learning practice ie. how the pieces move, basic strategies and ultimately the deep principles. The true understanding comes from both the knowledge of the game and the experience of playing it.
I was fortunate enough to train intensively with Etienne and Bev and now apply the principles of social learning to all my work. As a result, and also informed by my background in community arts and qigong teaching, I am recognised for a very practical, thought provoking and enjoyable approach to all the training I offer.