Sheryl Clowes is a Senior Occupational Therapist working within the UK University sector as a Mental Health Practitioner. Sheryl feels passionate about wellbeing in relation to well-doing, an engagement in a variety of meaningful and purposeful occupations that give value to human life, enable transformation and foster resilience. Sheryl is committed to providing both practical and emotional support and works in a person-centred way to empower individuals to reach their potential. Sheryl is also a certified Transpersonal Coach, which she attained through Alef Trust, and holds a passionate interest in working with nature as a co-coach within the coaching space to cultivate open awareness and deepen ecological consciousness. Sheryl is an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner, a psychotherapeutic approach that uses the principles of mindfulness and acceptance to develop emotional resilience and psychological flexibility. Sheryl believes passionately in the arts as a tool for personal growth and holds a degree in European Theatre Arts and certificates in both dramatherapy and counselling. Sheryl was part of the core team of Creative Alternatives, an arts and mental health service operating under Alef Trust for since 2007, working both as an Artist and Project Support Worker for fifteen years. She has worked with various client groups extensively in therapeutic expressive art activity both in the UK and abroad. Sheryl’s research interests include occupational therapy and transpersonal identity, transpersonal ecopsychology, nature-connected coaching, mindfulness practice and shamanic dance. Sheryl is currently doing her MSc Counselling at Bangor University. Sheryl is the Wellbeing Support Lead for Alef Trust.
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