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Juanita Puddifoot
Recovery Code X announces the appointment of 
transpersonal counsellor, international lecturer and teacher

Juanita Puddifoot MBACP  

Invitation to a short presentation and photo opportunity

Date: Monday 2nd November 2020
Time: 1pm – 2pm and 2pm – 3pm
(advance booking required, max 6 people per slot) 
Venue:  Provident House, 44 Harpur St, Bedford,  MK40 2QT

Bedford-based mental health charity, Recovery Code X, is pleased to announce the appointment of Juanita Puddifoot MBACP to the role of facilitator of their Survivors Hub peer support group for women-identifying with Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD). This is the first time the group is to be run as a pre-paid course with learning modules of a holistic nature, as well as facilitated peer support.

Founder and project co-ordinator, Anna Bragga, said:

“We feel very fortunate to have Juanita on our team and look forward to working with her to develop the project. I have experienced Juanita’s techniques myself, and am convinced that she will bring something original and healing to the Survivors Hub. She possesses that rare combination of psychotherapeutic expertise, coupled with a broad ‘toolkit’ of holistic approaches. The provision of affordable, holistic (mind, body and spiritual wholeness) therapies to healing the effects of prolonged abuse, whether experienced in childhood or adulthood, is enshrined in our constitution. However, finding a local counsellor with the right combination of professional qualifications, skills and experience has proved surprisingly difficult.” 

It is only relatively recently that Complex PTSD has received national and international recognition as a medical diagnosis, providing greater insight into the symptoms, causes and treatment of this debilitating condition. The Survivors Hub is believed to be unusual with its emphasis on complementary approaches.

Juanita says her interest in holistic modalities stems from her own personal childhood traumas that led her on a journey of self-development, healing and transformation. Her passion is to help others understand and explore how to connect with the deeper knowledge and power within to heal the wounded parts of their soul. From her own ‘out of body’ experiences and sensitivity to other people’s emotions, Juanita understands the need for supportive and practical therapeutic methods to work with people. For over 25 years Juanita has helped clients to transform their lives. She has also trained numerous people to develop their sensitivity to their subtle energy bodies and connect with other realities in a practical and grounded way. Using her therapeutic skills she supports people to explore their own inner journeys of healing, helping them connect with their own innate knowledge and power. The comments and feedback she has received over the years confirm her ability as a highly-skilled teacher.

Juanita has a ‘tool kit’ of approaches to work with clients – psychodynamic, transpersonal, CBT, NLP, mindfulness/meditation, nature connection based work, goal-focused, DMP regression therapy, shamanic practices and ceremonies, energy awareness chakras, aura etc, integrating the fragmented inner child, resolving generational repeating patterns (ancestors), healing the dissociative effects of trauma, and changing negative belief scripts to positive.

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