Holistic Education

Holistic Education evolved out of the work of Dr Bernadette Carelse  and became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2014.  This company aims to improve understanding of and access to holistic approaches in educational contexts.  Its goal is to inspire learning it terms of fundamental skills, including through awareness of self and life in general. The guiding principal is that meaning, and purpose develops through connecting with the community and cultivating qualities, such as compassion, friendliness and calm.

Holistic Education enables families, children, young people, schools staff and other professionals working in educational settings to improve levels of mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.  It achieves this through providing mindfulness training, yoga classes and holistic therapies, including shiatsu and educational psychology services.

* Introductory training on mindfulness for educational psychologists, including trainees.
* Psychological advice and testing for children and young people.
* Expert witness in family law services.


Holistic Education offers:
* Mindfulness training for staff in schools.
* The .b mindfulness programme for secondary school pupils.
* The MBAT intervention for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
* The 8-week MBSR and Peace in a Frantic World courses for adults.


Holistic Education offers:
* Yoga classes for all abilities to experience yoga practices with a mindfulness approach.
* Mindful movement – training related to the mindfulness curriculum.
* Integral Yoga – training in a holistic approach to yoga to cultivate vitality.


Holistic Education offers:
* Treatments in a range of therapies: Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Chi Nei Tsang.
* Training in Shiatsu
* The Samurai Shiatsu Programme for children, schools and families, including the elderly.

Dr Bernadette Carelse

Dr Bernadette Carelse