About Us – ThinkTree Hub is an international professional association for complementary therapy healthcare, wellness and wellbeing. Established by experts from the world of education, medical profession, business, therapy including subject matter experts, governing bodies and councils. Headed up by Kush Kumar, we have all come together to support you in your journey to create success with expert help and advice. As well as our own ThinkTree team we also have Ambassadors, Subject Matter Experts, Course Providers and Collaborators
Meet the ThinkTree team
Kush Kumar, CEO and Founder
He has written and delivered qualifications for Universities, Awarding Organisations and worked with Ofsted participating in inspections. As well as holds a number of Board Member, Examiner and International Speaker roles with professional bodies across the globe. indicating reputation as a business expert and influencer for the health and wellbeing industry. Read more here
Rosemary Pharo, Editor and Webinar Host
Rosemary has been involved in the field of wellness since 1998, she has been a past secretary of the Reiki Council, sits on the PSB for aromatherapy, and has been involved in running membership organisations since 2003. Read more here
The Late Dave Brown, Managing Consultant Education
Experienced, innovative and versatile professional educator, consultant and coach with a passion for inclusive teacher education and lifelong learning. Entrepreneurial, skilled and caring trainer, assessor and observer with belief in the transformational power and impact of meaningful CPD. Read more here
Maureen Abson, Managing Consultant Education
Maureen is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, served as a High School governor for 15 years and has a passion for high quality education. She is the author of the text “Healing Massage” published by Lotus Press. Read more here
Meet the ThinkTree Ambassadors
Nihat Ayceman, Ambassador Turkey
Providing Consultancy, Training and Certification on Turkish Hamam, Wellness, SPA and Complementary and Natural/Alternative Therapies.
Principle of profession, international partnership/cooperation, approved/recognised training and centres. Read more here
Alykhan Alidina, Ambassador India
The Founder and CEO of Ayurooms, an online platform for discovering and accessing India’s best resorts for Ayurveda, yoga and holistic health. I spend most of my time travelling India, evaluating health centres and interacting with patients. Ayurooms receive patients and clients from around the world. Read more here
Professor Walter Willies, Ambassador South Africa
BA: Psychology. BEd: Educational Management. DAL: Applied Linguistics. D.Litt: Bibliotherapy. RPT: Poetry Therapy. DiHOM: Homeopathic Medicine. I am interested in the science of subjectivity although I recognise that the mystique of life requires profound respect. Read more here
Dr Ruth Hull , Ambassador Australia
Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Ruth holds a master’s degree in health and homoeoathy as well as qualifications in reflexology, massage and aromatherapy. Ruth also has a degree in philosophy and literature. Ruth Hull is an integrative health consultant and author who has been working in natural health since 1999 as a therapist, lecturer and writer. Read more here
Dr Mike Dahlstrom , Ambassador Costa del Sol
Doctor of Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology practitioner, 2 different types of international Acupuncture licenses (one is Dry Needling). Lecturer, Founder of QINOpractic Medicine, and QINOsport Read more here
Stephanie Tonmi , Ambassador Africa
I am a fully qualified teacher trainer and therapist with a great amount of knowledge and skills based on my previous experience. I started life as a pilot and then realised my potential in Holistic therapy / complementary health care. Read more here
Carine Le Breton-Ah Youne, Ambassador Mauritius
I am a bilingual experienced massage practitioner born and based in Mauritius. I studied in Cape Town and London. Did the practical on the x Springbok Rugby Team in the 1990’s.Since then, I treat a wide range of patients and focus on providing assistance on how to release Physical and Emotional tensions. Read more here
Lumpai Kummoo, Ambassador Thailand
I have a nursing background in the UK and worked in many wards and departments at Addenbrook’s hospital. My last 2 permanent positions were working with people with eating disorder and teenage and cancer. My passion is to make a difference to peoples life and to share my skills and knowledge. I have 15 years experience in Thai Massage and have been helping various people throughout my life from different backgrounds, ages and genders Read more here
Claire Parry, Ambassador North West, England
I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in November 2020 with my particular area of interest being immunity which starts with the gut and the microbiome. By understanding this complex home of billions of microbes, health can be significantly improved, and in many cases restored, by eating nutritious Organic wholefoods which the foundation for good health and health longevity. Good Life Nutrition was set up at the beginning of the year, as a separate side of the business, where I work with clients with many conditions from Diabetes type 2 to hormonal imbalances, digestive issues such as Colitis, IBS, Acid Reflux to stress and anxiety, all as part of functional medicine. Read more here
Alexandre Poichotte , Ambassador France
My name is Alexandre Poichotte, massage therapist , teacher , founder and representative of Thaï Healing Process. I started my massage journey in 2016 with in an intensive professional course in Paris, where I learned traditional Thai massage, chi nei tsang, Thai foot reflexology…I trained with great Masters in Thailand, clinic and schools .
I am working to develop medical Thai massage in France by working on various orthopaedic, neuromuscular, energetic and visceral disorders based on my personal experiences.
I have obtained the recognition and confidence of several health professionals (osteopaths, physiotherapists, surgeons, orthopedists and nurses, etc.) Read more here
Meet the Subject Matter Experts (SME)
Dr Alex Concorde (Specialist Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Physician, and Specialist in Developmental & Therapeutic Psychology)
My wish has always been to help create better opportunities for people to have richly meaningful lives, full of health and happiness. I’ve spent 25+ Years working as a Specialist Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Physician, and Specialist in Developmental & Therapeutic Psychology. The backbone of this work is an advanced understanding of patho-physiology, psycho-pathology and neuro-psychology, and all the sciences relating to these. It’s a lot like being a constantly-learning doctor-detective. Read more here
Leyla El Moudden (Nutrition )
Leyla El Moudden is a qualified herbalist and Naturopath. She is the now former President of ANP, which she built up to be the largest Naturopathic Association in the UK. She was also department head at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, overseeing Short Courses and Natural and Vegan Chef education at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Read more here
Marc Innes (Oncology and Sports Related Massage)
With over 23 years experience as an NHS professional, I was called upon to look after many cancer patients and this enables me to offer advice and guidance, not only within my own current profession – massage, but also within the beauty and spa sectors of the wellbeing industry. Read more here
Ravi Nahar (Kriya Yoga)
Ravi is a sales and marketing executive by profession, working within the pharmaceutical industry. He has practiced Kriya Yoga for 25 years and founder of Ramayana Decoded with over 300K followers. Ravi promotes and teaches the authentic form of Kriya Yoga & scientific spiritual interpretations of ancient India’s wisdom (Veda). Read more here
John Holman (Hydrotherm)
Numerous qualifications in massage, health and fitness. Lecturer in applied anatomy, designer of the Hydrotherm massage system and associated spa and clinical massage training courses. Read more here
Christine Clinton (Cancer Care Treatments)
Christine Clinton is the founder and CEO of Christine Clinton Cancer Care, an education company specialising in teaching therapists how to safely and effectively work with guests living with cancer in a spa setting. She attended Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC and became certified in Medical Massage for Cancer Patients. Read more here
Jane Lawson (Aromatherapist)
Jane has been a Clinical Aromatherapist for over 25 years and a teacher for over 17 years. She studied under Irene Latter, Principal of the then Scottish School of Aromatherapy in the early ‘90’s. Irene herself was taught by two of Marguerite Maury’s former students, so you could say she is a vintage Aromatherapist. Read more here
Dr Deepa Apte (Ayurveda)
Dr Deepa Apté MBBS (India), YLA, BYV, ITEC, MICHT is a fully qualified Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India), a qualified Yoga teacher (specialising in Hatha Yoga and the Sivananda tradition) and a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. As a former external Examiner for a Masters degree accredited by Middlesex University, she also an Executive Director of the APA’s (Ayurvedic Practitioners. Read more here
Bhavesh Joshi (Bodywork)
Bhavesh is an innovative, gifted and dynamic practitioner sharing over 25 years of clinical experience and teaching in a wide range of health and wellbeing.
He is the Founder and Director of the London School of Massage which is one of the most successful complementary therapy schools in the UK. Read more here
Dr Toh Tsung Wong (GP)
Dr Toh Wong is a Medical Doctor, GP Partner in Devon and GP Trainer, as well as the Co-founder of Neuro linguistic Healthcare Ltd who organise the annual Integrative Health Convention. He passionately believes in the integration of Conventional and Complementary Therapies to aid in health and healing. He practices medical acupuncture, neuro linguistic healthcare, and hypnotherapy regularly in
his daily practice, seeing over 100 patients a week. Read more here
Dr Ruth Hull (Integrative Health Consultant)
Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Ruth holds a master’s degree in health and homoeopathy as well as qualifications in reflexology, massage and aromatherapy. Ruth also has a degree in philosophy and literature.
Ruth Hull is an integrative health consultant and author who has been working in natural health since 1999 as a therapist, lecturer and writer. Read more here
Clare Spink ND (Womb & Fertility Massage Director)
Creator & tutor of Womb & Fertility Massage; a modality that helps to support women either on their journey to conception, to ease menstrual conditions or to reconnect to their bodies and wisdom, whilst supporting the healing of their emotional and physical trauma. Read more here
Paula Esson (Red Flags)
My career has never been “me” focused, it has always looked outwards to create opportunity and useful activity for people to access therapy across the range of possibility. Uplifting, insightful and effective.
The human body has the capacity to function in an empowered way if given the environment, skills and self-management to do so. Read more here
Gwyn Featonby (Acupuncture)
Gwyn is a qualified adult and children’s nurse with a first-class degree in complementary therapies. She holds qualifications in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic Hypnotherapy Acupuncture and Emmett Technique. Gwyn has been a practicing complementary therapist for over 35 years, and is the education lead at NHS natural Health School, the first NHS approved complementary therapy school set up to generate an income to support the provision of Complementary therapies for NHS patients. Read more here
Jennifer Barnes Hill (Beauty)
Jennifer is a University lecturer in Healthcare and Director of ‘JBH Training’ providing a wide range of holistic, spa and beauty training courses to UK and international students. Over the past 15 years Jennifer has been a passionate advocate of education, therapies and integrating their evidence-based practice into mainstream health and social care environments. Read more here
Paula Pluck (Director Institute of Mindful Well-being Teacher Training )
Paula studied B.A. in Business to degree level and then went on to director level in H.R in business. This combined with 27 years leading a region in a spiritual community and facilitating meditation, mindfulness and healing groups gave birth to her own business. Her devotional path married with her business acumen birthed SMARTfoundations, The Institute of Mindful Well-being where she is the Director of training. Read more here
Tracey Kiernan (TMJ)
20 years experience as a Dental Nurse combined with 20 years as a therapist, led to the creation of the Original TMJ Therapy®. Tracey has contributed to industry publications and books on her specialist subject. A teacher for 15 years, Tracey created her own training school, Blend Therapy Training in 2015. Read more here
Lisa J Alsford (Beauty and Nail Technology Education Specialist)
I am a qualified tutor as well as holding my subject area qualifications in Beauty, Nail Technology and Holistic Therapies. I qualified in 2002 and over the years I’ve studied many different beauty and holistic treatments and nail technology to continue with my professional and personal development. My training through a Dutch company excelled me to teach and train others in nail technology which is one of my great passions. I have been self-employed for 12 years and built my business from the ground up, learning and developing expertise in my subject areas. Read more here
Kieran Sharpe (Sports Specialist)
Kieran is experienced and has a long history of success managing and creating curriculums in all areas of Sport, Sport Science, Sport Therapy and Injuries, Forensic Science and Public Services. Read more here
Yvette Jordan (Lymphology Specialist)
Founder and Training Director of UK Lymphology Clinics and a practicing massage therapist for 40 years, I presently run a private clinic in West Sussex treating cancer patients and clients with lymphatic dysfunctions. Because there was no training in the UK 15 years ago for Lymphoedema, Yvette travelled to Germany and trained in level III CDT Lymphoedema Therapy at The Foëldi Klinik, Lymphology Hospital, Hinterzarten, and has since become known as a specialist in the study of lymphatics and early onset lymphoedema. Read more here
Alice Danker (Aesthetics Specialist)
There are not many areas of nursing that I have left untouched. From general nursing, midwifery, and working in a special babies’ unit to running a residential home for the elderly, I have tried many specialities before finding my ideal job in aesthetics. I am originally from Malaysia, but studied nursing in King’s Lynn, East Anglia and midwifery at Whipps Cross London. Following this, I then worked with Waltham Forest Social Services in care of the elderly, eventually setting up a residential home for the elderly in Harrogate, Yorkshire in 1987. I worked in that capacity for twelve years, but one morning I felt no joy left in me as my ‘work-life-balance was out of kilter. It was sobering. I thought, “I can’t do this anymore” Read more here
Feisal Umar (Hypnotherapist Specialist)
I am the Director of LCCH International, the college of hypnotherapy. I have worked in the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) field for over 20 years, contributing to the wellbeing of my clients and students as a practitioner and lecturer. Hypnotherapy is a growing profession, helping a range of people, both practitioners and clients, to transform their lives. Read more here
About – Newsletter
Our member only e-newsletter will bring you articles and topics relevant to you as a practitioner, student and end user. We will keep you up to date with news and views and showcase our education providers whose courses have been approved by ThinkTree Hub through our approval criteria, whether it’s a cpd workshop, online or full course. Should you wish to submit an article or contact our editor please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it on.
About – Events
At ThinkTree Hub we are more than happy to share upcoming events in the UK and international, and offer any discounted tickets (Terms and Conditions may apply) for workshops, exhibitions and conventions. This is open to all members and visitors of ThinkTree Hub. All external visitors to ThinkTree Hub can take advantage of listing their events with us. follow the link here .
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About ThinkTree Hub
- To help promote and develop opportunities for success and personal growth through education and support worldwide.
- To help establish and maintain high professional standards (UK and International).
- To help providers establish a reputation for excellence through our Quality Assurance processes
- To facilitate communication amongst those involved in professional service and practice.
- To assist our members and institutes to be globally recognised and approved for practice.
What does ThinkTree Hub do?
- Provide professional international recognition for complementary therapists, trainers and wellness practitioners of all kinds
- Provide a highly competitive all-inclusive tiered membership category
- Through our partners, offer professional cpd and accredited training courses approval
- Provide approved centre verification
- Provide resources and a support hub for communities
- Provide preferential insurance rates (UK only at this stage)
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