Hi, I'm Chris, Principal of the Christine Jackson Reflexology School.
I gained my BSc (Hons) in Complementary Therapies at the University of Cumbria in 2012 and am a member of PR (Professional Reflexology) the AOR (Association of Reflexologist) and registered with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) which is the only official register officially recognised by the NHS.
Studying anatomy and physiology really gave me an understanding about myself and how disconnected from my body I was. I found that the more I learned the more I understood how to take better care of myself, for example studying the effects of stress on the body systems and how to manage it allowed me to see that thoughts play such a valuable role in how our body systems react. It was fascinating to see the power of reflexology in our practice sessions and implementing our learning of theory.
I am one for needing detail and like information and of course high standards. I wanted to know everything about the Practitioner Diploma and Martyn (Martyn Finke, of PR) happily answered every question I had with confidence and ease. However, there was also the fact that I needed to fit their criteria for teaching. Reaching these conclusions was more than an application form online, email or phone call. I had the pleasure of going to the headquarters of PR and the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Martyn and Wendy, founders of PR and the developers of the practitioner diploma. We connected over coffee and could have talked and talked about our love, passion and the amazement of reflexology for the whole weekend easily.
I was overjoyed when they were happy I’d met their stringent tutor needs and even more excited at seeing what the practitioner diploma covered. The balance between theory and practice and support available was fantastic, not to mention the years of experience Martyn and Wendy have had to find that perfect balance but proven tutors and practitioners in their own right. As standards are important to me I was so pleased to see that their practitioner diploma is fully accredited and recognised by the complementary natural healthcare council (CNHC).