"Pleased to meet you......."
KEVIN M HICKSON RMN RNLD
Mental health and learning disability nurse. Instructor in Tai Chi Ch’uan and Qigong.
Kevin is a registered mental health and learning disability nurse with over 38 years clinical experience in the National Health Service and in private practice. This experience includes working with a broad range of mental health issues, Autism spectrum conditions, teaching and supervision, family support, and the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), particularly for children and adolescents with behaviour that challenges.
He is currently an active member of the Royal College of Nursing and is a Trustee of registered charity Painted Dog Conservation UK.
He is currently working as a mental health nurse therapist in private practice and as an instructor in Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.
Kevin is a passionate advocate of mindfulness practice in everyday living and making this accessible to all. He is equally enthusiastic about the health and healing benefits of Tai Chi Qigong, meditation and our connection with nature, especially human/animal co-existence (Anthrozoology).
In reflecting the belief that mind and body should never be considered separate, Kevin is particularly keen to blend components of ‘talking therapy’, meditation, mindfulness and physical movement to maximise emotional and physical well-being.
When not engaged in any of the above, Kevin is normally found walking on Dartmoor or Exmoor or pursuing a healthy appetite for the arts, philosophy and ice cream.
“Be mindful of intention.
Intention is the seed that creates our future”
Hickson,K. & Poole,H. (1988) Respite Care: In the Spotlight. Learning Disability Practice. 1,3. 6-9
Hickson,K. (1999) Teaching the First Steps. Learning Disability Practice. 2, 3.20-24
Hickson,K. (2006) Shock Therapy: Hypnosis and Front Line Soldiers of the Great War. The Hypnotherapy Journal. 1,6. 20-22
Berkshire Autistic Society newsletter.
‘Mind Matters’ – an occasional article on mental and emotional well-being for Parish magazine
Learning Disability Practice. (Royal College of Nursing)
Light. (College of Psychic Studies)
The Hypnotherapy Journal. (National Council for Hypnotherapy)