IEMT Trainer
Sonia Richards was the first International Chair of the Association for IEMT Practitioners and was one of the first IEMT Trainers appointed by Andrew T. Austin, the developer of IEMT. Sonia offers both On-line and in person training (Covid permitting), as well as trainee mentoring and client therapy sessions.
She also runs the unique IEMTea Party sessions, where guest speakers in the field of change work are invited to talk about their work and share their experience.
Her teaching and training experience began as a trainer and University Degree lecturer in her original profession Biomedical Sciences in which she is a Masters of Sciences with Distinction and an award winning scientist in the field of Pathology.
She has also been trainer for several Complementary Therapies organisations and has a vast amount of experience teaching workshops for various therapies and was the external lecturer in Hypno Birthing for the University of Greenwich for almost 10 years. Sonia was a member of the UK HypnoBirthing Advisory Board for many years acting as Board Secretary.
Sonia trains the Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner IEMT courses and provides post course individual and group mentoring. She is a huge contributor to the official IEMT FaceBook groups helping Practitioners with their understanding of all aspects of the modality and is also the Editor of the Association Newsletter, "The Eye".
Sonia was also appointed a Trainer of Metaphors of Movement (MOM), the newest therapeutic innovation from Andrew T. Austin. Sonia has given talks and introductory workshops on Metaphors of Movement, and her experience of both modalities in therapeutic practice is very extensive. Online and in person trainings are available for MOM Levels 1 & 2.
Something that you may not know about Sonia is that she has been a singer since she was a teenager and was a member of two bands from Liverpool in the early 1980’s, namely Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Dead or Alive. Hence being used to performing on stage in front of huge audiences over the years, was great experience for her Trainings. Courses are extremely informative, interactive and she believes in learning through hands on experience, plenty of laughter and of course some music.