Reimagine the Culture Within School and Family Systems

We are excited to invite you to join our first Innovative Education Summit at The Elms in Colwall, UK. Date TBC.

In Person

Pioneering Thought Leadership

Expert Speakers

What is the event?

This inaugural event at the Elms brings together leading experts and practitioners from around the world to deliver keynotes, practical workshops and panel presentations for attendees to learn how to enhance their own mental wellness activities both at school and at home. It is a unique opportunity to bring education and understanding from around the globe, hear from leaders in the field, exchange ideas, learn from research and pick up practical strategies and approaches to promote mental wellness at schools and at home.

The event begins


Featuring Key Speakers:

Linda Thai - LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL

Professor Steve Peters

Dr. Lori Desautels

Diana Sharpe

Jo Vizor B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E, A.M.B.D.A

Dr Gauri Seth, MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCPsych PG CERT CCP

Emily Daniels M.Ed., MBA, NCC, SEP™

Kevin Coleman

Michael Allison

Natasha Silverbell

Maks Ezrin

Lily Magill

Neil Moggan

The Schedule

Saturday - Educators

8:00am - 8:30am


8:30am - 9:30am

Opening Keynote with Steve Peters for Parents and Educators

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9:30am - 10:00am


10:00am - 11:00am

Workshop with Professor Steve Peters

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11:00am - 11:15am


11:15am - 12:15pm


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12:15pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Safety, Connection and Belonging Within the School System: The Culture We Crave in Our Physiology with Michael Allison

It’s not that we aren’t good enough, smart enough or trying hard enough. When we come up short of our potential, behave in ways that don’t align with our intentions, or want to give up altogether, we are in a suboptimal, defensive, threat-oriented physiological state. That’s all that it is. Despite what we may sometimes think or even be told.

When we understand this, we can build strategies, inner resources, ways of relating to ourselves, and relationships to meet our body where it is, that care for our adaptive bodily reactions to challenges, and realign our physiology to support our values, intentions and performance.

Imagine a culture at school that recognizes that beneath what we see in our classrooms – the motivation, behaviors & outcomes – are simply bodies that feel safe or under threat. That respects how the removal of threat isn’t enough to feel safe. That meets each body where it is without evaluation of right or wrong. That collectively cultivates safe spaces, friendly faces and playful environments to nurture a felt sense of safety, connection and belonging. This is our shared journey, no matter whether we are an educator or a student, whatever stage of life we may be in.

At every moment, we either feel safe or unsafe, connected or disconnected, a sense of belonging with, or isolated and alone. These feelings reflect at a deeper level whether our autonomic nervous system is regulating our internal bodily systems to support our wellness, resilience, growing, learning, performing and relating to others, or diverting resources toward attacking, defending, escaping, hiding or hunkering down. These bodily feelings influence how we experience the world, interact with others, and feel about ourselves from the inside out.

Through a series of true stories played out on a variety of stages, we will untangle the complexities of Polyvagal Theory, explore how we reflexively, adaptively respond to challenges in our internal, external and relational environments, and how this biases how we move through the world including what we see, hear, think and feel. Beyond that, we will apply the core components of Polyvagal Theory to life at school in ways to optimize both teacher and student wellness, performance, relationships and our shared human experience.

Learning Objectives:

Understand what The Play Zone is – the optimal state for learning, creativity, problem solving, curiosity, engaging and performance

Learn subconscious scanning for safety and risk

Understand how to meet our body where it is

Understand the difference between potential and performance is bodily state

Empathy to Compassion – A 2 Step Process

Discover the Performance Hierarchy

Learn how to build a Container of Safety

Discover the how to create a habit of safety

Take away a number of strategies (Awareness, Attentional Control, Breathing, Muscle Tension, Posture)

Understand when the breakthrough moment occurs – the safety, connection & belonging loop.

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Time to RISE Up - A guide to Early Intervention Mental Wellbeing Programmes with Neil Moggan

In this presentation we will explore the benefits of early intervention wellbeing programmes in reducing young people’s anxiety, building their confidence and how schools across the world have prioritised whole school early intervention programmes.

We will explore the current mental health problems we are seeing in schools and how trauma informed practice can be applied by front line teachers to transform relationships across your school, so that every young person can thrive.

We will look at the special role physical activity plays in regulating our young people and helping them feel connected to reduce isolation, loneliness and depression.  We look at how schools make this knowledge memorable so that young people can easily remember and apply these strategies long after they have left your setting, so they can be happy & healthy for life.

We will finish by exploring 10 different ways schools across the world have implemented the RISE Up programme to create a sustainable, whole school early intervention programme and the benefits it brings to a school, their staff body and most importantly our young people.

Learning objectives:

You will leave this session knowing:

How to transform your school from being reactive to proactive in identifying those young people who are struggling with their mental health, so that they can get specialist support as early as possible

How we can incorporate trauma informed practice to transform relationships with our most challenging young people

How to build a holistic foundation of confidence in each of your young people and staff so that they can deal with the rollercoaster of life

How physical activity can be our secret weapon in helping young people regulate and feel connected

10 different ways to create a whole school culture that prioritises your young people’s mental wellbeing, so that they can all thrive.

3:15pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm - 5:15pm

Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline: Connections Over Compliance with Dr Lori Deshautels

Applied Educational Neuroscience is a framework that is built upon educator brain state, attachment, co-regulation and teaching ourselves and our students about their neuroanatomy. 

In this presentation we will explore discipline protocols from the lens of neuroscience. We will address specific shifts within the traditional and brain aligned models and practices. We will begin to understand that traditional discipline works the best for kids that need it the least and works the least for kids who need it the most.

When we are dysregulated, our brains do not respond to words, lectures, consequences, or rewards.  Relational discipline is not something we do to children, it is something we want to create within them.

Lastly, we will share new brain aligned strategies for meeting students in brain development promoting lasting behavioral changes and the healthy regulation of our nervous systems. This new lens for relational discipline is effective and supportive for all students! This shift takes leadership and begins with regulated adult brain states. 

5:15pm - 5:30pm


5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Pandemic Changed Us All: Creating Conditions for Felt Safety with 4 Core Practices of The Regulated Classroom© with Emily Daniels

Have you felt like you are different since the pandemic or at least feel the world is different? Perhaps your students and families seem different. If so, you aren’t alone in your experience.

For most, the pandemic severely disrupted their felt sense of safety. In this keynote address, author and former school counselor Emily Daniels will help audience members understand why prolonged stress is so damaging to individuals and communities and what needs to be done to help us recover and move towards a brighter future together. 

In this experiential session, participants learn how their nervous system state impacts them and their students and how to shift it with the 4 Core Practices of The Regulated Classroom©.

Saturday - Parents

8:00am till 8:30am


8:30am - 9:30am

Opening Keynote with Professor Steve Peters for Parents and Educators

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9:30am - 10:00am


10:00am - 11:00am

Conscious Connected Parenting with Dr Gauri Seth

The Parent-Child Connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind” – Dr Bessel van der Kolk

There is a paradox in the reality that parenting, as a life stage, can create the most challenging of emotional states in parents, whilst simultaneously being merely ‘another chapter in life’ – but one with profound potential to influence the long-term mental wellbeing in the next generation. 

For children with an evolving sense of self amidst a developing mind, conscious connected parenting can help nurture a solid sense of self which can be leveraged so children can achieve their academic goals and dreams alongside positive self-regard, healthy self-esteem and an inner motivation rooted in their own autonomy.

Not only can this support their learning and outcomes but, crucially, this can promote sustainable mental wellbeing for long-term mental health. 

Conscious connected parenting promotes a philosophy of parenting where mutual respect and non-judgemental curiosity to parenting dilemmas are prioritised, alongside self-care, perspective switching, and reflection on transgenerational patterns which may be influencing present-day dynamics.

Learning Objectives

What is Conscious Connected Parenting?

Learn how to view emotional wellbeing holistically and collectively

Understand the science of connection

Receive strategies and tools to repair ruptures

Come to understand the role of transgenerational patterns on current relationships with children

Uncover the mysteries behind the teenage brain and the importance of emotional connection in the family

Learn how to get the best results from your kids without harmful pressure 

Learn how to develop emotional wellbeing and self-esteem in children of aspirational parents aiming high in academic or sporting performance

Receive strategies and tools for staying connected to your children

11:00am - 11:30am


11:30am - 12:30pm

Chosen Suffering, Youth Fragility, and the Cultivation of Self-Efficacy. Maks Ezrin, CARC, MAPP Co-Founder, Youth Prevention Mentors & Lily Magill

Before one can foster purpose, meaning, and well-being in their life, one must first establish self-
efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s ability to obtain a desired result based on their actions. Self-
efficacy is the foundation upon which healthy young adults can build their lives.
While one can learn the tenets of self-efficacy through books or therapy, true mastery comes through
lived experience. One’s experience may include chosen suffering, anti-fragility, and performative or
vicarious action.

As a young adult, I was naturally drawn to hedonistic pleasures. I looked to external sources in my search for meaning and happiness and consistently chose to take the road with fewer hurdles. This tendency rendered me powerless when introduced to drugs and alcohol during my adolescence.

Up to this point, I had encountered little adversity in my life. I was coddled by my loving family and was not taught the value of personal well-being. I had no safeguards around substance use and no power to mitigate their harmful effects. My lack of preparedness contributed to my increased usage, declining mental health, and other maladaptive behaviors.

My addiction and accompanying behavior affected my executive functioning and autonomy. As a result, by the time I got sober at the age of 22, I had already missed out on establishing positive habits and building life skills during my all-important formative years. I was behind the curve.

At YPM, we aim to equip young adults with the desire and ability to experience the ups and downs of life with an open mind rather than avoiding pain and discomfort. The development of resilience is critical for these young adults, not just to navigate life but to thrive in the life they create.

Learning Objectives:

  • It is OK for our young adults to feel discomfort (as long as there are options for growth afterward)
  • Encourage your children to take the road paved with hurdles.
  • Although it may be difficult, do not swoop in to fix the adversity your young adult is facing.
  • Self-Efficacy is best learned through lived experience.
  • The connection your child seeks may not always be with you.

12:30pm till 1:30pm


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1:30pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 4:00pm


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4:00pm - 4-30pm


4:30 - 6:30

Shame, secrecy, and silence: Tending to the tyranny and the seduction of the straight-jacket of unmetabolized grief with Linda Thai

We live in a grief-phobic and death-denying society that promotes avoidance and denial, celebrates control, and normalises amnesia and anesthesia as the main strategies for dealing with emotions. Shame, secrecy, and silence become the straight-jacket that holds everything in… until it no longer works.

 Grief is emotional, not logical. And yet our families, our school system, our society may not equip us with the knowledge, skills, tools – or empathy – in order to work through the feelings associated with losses and transitions that are inherent in life.

Developmentally normative transitions and upsets become obscured by life’s losses, thwarted hopes, break-ups, deaths, divorces, personal and professional failures, and a pandemic – and all get crammed into an ever-smaller straight-jacket.

The inability to mourn. When there’s no more room in the straight-jacket, we adapt by developing an array of coping strategies: addictions and compulsive behaviors, codependence and/or anti-dependence, disordered eating and emotional eating, school refusal and truancy, isolation and social disengagement, perfectionism and workaholism, and a stoic death-gripping control over our own lives in order to never experience loss ever again.

Furthermore, this burgeoning, constricted straight-jacket of grief becomes shrouded in a sense of shame around our losses and our inability to control ourselves and our lives.

Fortunately, the tasks of grief can be taught and passed on. We can take care of our past in order to move forward more effectively.

I invite you to join me as we unpack the anatomy of grief, where I will offer a synthesis of research and story-telling, skills and practices, the practical and actionable, and the soulful. Together, we can reclaim the legacy of unmetabolized grief in order to re-shape the inheritance for future generations.

Learning objectives:

Why our approach to the topic of grief is paramount

Identify the conditions within which grief naturally arises

Identify signs of unresolved grief

The dynamics of different types of grief and how the loss defines the grief

The somatic responses to grief

How to respond to grief

How children’s grief gets overlooked and strategies that can help this

Practices for transforming our relationship to grief and loss.

Reasons to Join us



Learn how to develop a culture where mental wellbeing is the foundation upon which all other education and development is built. Create a school where classrooms, teachers and students are regulated and regulating each other.

Practical Strategies

Learn how to reduce anxiety, stress and burnout in children, teachers and caregivers. Gain new and innovative tools to help support development of emotional and somatic intelligence vital for mental well-being and resilience. Learn how to spot signs that your child is struggling before they are able to recognise it in themselves. As parents you will be shown how to forge real connection with your children in order that they always feel safe.


An exciting opportunity to spend two days in the beautiful Malvern Hills, learning from world experts and engaging with like minded colleagues, parents and professionals. Discovering new concepts, schools, programmes and modalities that all have the mental wellbeing of our children and teachers as their number 1 priority.


• In 2021 studies show that 1 in 6 children in England have a probable mental health disorder.
• 1 in 5 girls develop an eating disorder.
• Rates of suicide among boys are on the rise.
• The only way to change this is by doing things differently.


As of 2023 the ISI framework will be changing to focus predominately on the wellbeing of staff and children. Well Educated events will provide attendees with a range of information, strategies, techniques and clear pathways designed to improve mental wellbeing throughout schools and homes, while guiding institutions towards excellence in their ISI inspection.


Access two days of practical sessions jampacked with key takeaway resources to ensure that you leave better prepared to engage with the needs of young people today. Keynote and panel sessions will also be recorded and available to you to watch again later at your leisure.

Key Topics Include:

  • Emotional resilience
  • The importance of play
  • Family dynamics
  • Connecting with our children
  • How to ask the right questions
  • Grief – coping with death and divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Social media/Gaming
  • Somatic work to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Polyvagal Theory for a well-regulated classroom
  • Staff and parent wellbeing
  • Importance of nature for the mind
  • The importance of movement

Choose your Well Educated path

  • Exhibit with Us – Sign up early to have first choice of sizes and placements.
  • Become a Partner, and Sponsor with Us – With a tiered package series of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsorships options – there are plenty of bundled options and price points available.
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  • Event – Check out our list of incredible opportunities to brand event aspects and promote your company including being involved in the event brochure.
  • Education and Gala Dinner – Become a part of the conference by putting your name behind our most prominent event features.

Who Should Attend?

Pastoral Leads / SMHLs / Headteachers / Deputy Heads / Assistant Heads / Heads of Houses / School Counsellors / School Nurses / Matrons / Heads of Year / Educational Psychologists / Therapists or other professionals working with young children and adolescents / Parents & Caregivers / School Mentors

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Buy Tickets

Educators Ticket

£ 149
  • Hear from expert speakers
  • Attend the event in person
  • Leave with clear strategies, tools and pathways for better wellbeing of staff and students
  • All day access to workshops and presentations
Early Bird

Parents Ticket

£ 95
  • Hear from expert speakers
  • Leave with clear strategies, tools and pathways for better wellbeing of parent and child
  • All day access to workshops and presentations specifically tailored to parents and families
Early Bird

Dinner with Special Guest

£ 85
  • Three course meal on Saturday 11th March 2023
  • Wine included
  • Key note speech from special guest

To find out more, or enquire about group discount contact or use the contact form below.

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Our Sponsors

Our Exhibitors

Linda Thai - LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL

Linda is a trauma therapist and educator who specialises in brain and body based modalities for addressing complex developmental trauma. She is highly sought after for her trainings in trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue resilience, and vicarious trauma recovery skills for human services professionals.

As an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Linda’s decolonized approach to education and engaging teaching style makes her well-loved with students. She assists internationally renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, with his private small group psychotherapy workshops aimed at healing attachment trauma. She has a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on the neurobiology of attachment and trauma.

Her areas of expertise are in the fields of meditation, yoga, and self-enquiry. Addictions and behavioral health. Childhood adversity and resiliency. Colonization, intergenerational refugee trauma and social justice, and also grief, loss and reclamation.

She teaches to liberate the joy and peace at the essence of our beings. To ignite a passion and excitement for life, to connect us back to ourselves and to each other.

Professor Steve Peters

Professor Steve Peters’ career began with teaching Mathematics and he is now a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind.

His work, past and present, in the field of psychiatry and education, includes: the National Health Service (NHS) for over 20 years; Clinical Director of Mental Health Services; Clinical Director at Bassetlaw Hospital; Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton; Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine at Sheffield University for over 20 years; Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University for over 10 years; and visiting Professor at Derby University.

He holds degrees, higher degrees and postgraduate qualifications in medicine, mathematics, education, medical education, sports medicine and psychiatry.

Professor Peters has clients across a wide range of disciplines from health and education to business and elite sport, and he also works with members of the public. In all areas, he helps people to understand how the mind works, gain insight into their own unique mind and situation, and then develop skills to optimise individual performance and quality of life.

In a bid to further his reach as a psychiatrist, Steve founded Chimp Management. Established to provide training and consultancy, Chimp Management helps people to better understand their psychological wellbeing and to achieve their optimum performance.

Steve is also a published author, having written the books The Chimp Paradox, My Hidden Chimp and The Silent Guides. His book The Chimp Paradox quickly gained popularity, selling over 1.7 million copies

‘My Hidden Chimp’ is an educational book for children offering parents, teachers and carers some ideas and thoughts on how to help children to develop healthy habits for life.

The science behind the habits is discussed in a practical way with exercises and activities. The neuroscience of the mind is simplified for children to understand and then use to their advantage.

Dr. Lori Desautels

Lori is an Assistant Professor at both undergraduate and graduate programs at Butler University in Indianapolis. Before teaching at Marian and Butler University, Lori taught emotionally troubled students in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor in Indianapolis, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center. Lori was a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on the adolescent psychiatric unit.

Lori’s passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Educational Neuroscience and learning principles and strategies into her courses at Butler University. Lori has conducted professional developments and workshops throughout the country and world, most recently in Dubai with over 5,000 educators. Lori’s articles are published in Edutopia, Brain Bulletin and Mind Body Spirit international magazine. She recently was published in the Brain Research Journal for math and sciences for her work in the fifth grade classrooms this year during a course release position with Washington Township Schools. Lori is most excited about a five part series she wrote, published through Edutopia from the pixar film “Inside Out.” You can find this series on Lori’s blog from Edutopia.

Lori has written a book entitled, “How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education” published in March of 2012. She has currently completed a second book, entitled, “Unwritten, The Story of a Living System”, co-authoring with educator Mr. Michael McKnight published by Wyatt McKenzie.
Lori’s website is at

Diana Sharpe

This is Diana’s bio – Diana is a highly experienced UK trained Psychotherapist with more than 20 years experience working within schools. She is qualified to work with children from age 5 through to adolescents and adults, tackling a range of issues from alcohol and drugs to behavioural problems.

Having pursued further training in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy in the USA, Diana also specialises in Eating Disorders and Self-harm, as well as being qualified in Child Play Therapy.

Diana has had the privilege and pleasure to be a school counsellor at Harrow, Tudor Hall, Wycombe Abbey and Christ’s Hospital School.

She is currently a school counsellor at St Paul’s Girls School and Sumerfields School as well as continuing to consult with many independent schools.

Jo Vizor B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E, A.M.B.D.A

Jo is the interim Deputy Head and Head of SEND and EAL at the Elms.
For the last 13 years, Jo has worked across key stage 1 and 2 in a local primary school as a class teacher, PE coordinator, Music Lead and Modern Foreign languages Lead. She has trained teachers locally and nationally and designed and conducted government-backed research projects.

As a 15 year old volunteer, working with severely disabled children, Jo knew that working with children was the direction that life would take her in and yet, I took a circuitous route there. In the UK and then New Zealand, she spent several years working as a project manager on dynamic and challenging projects which came very close to the thrill and wonder of teaching. So, she retrained and has never looked back.

The Elms’ culture of understanding and educating the whole child really appeals to her personal ethos and experience. She enjoys the challenge of finding the key to every child’s learning journey. She specliases in emotional resilience.

Dr Gauri Seth, MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCPsych PG CERT CCP

Gauri is a mother of three children, and executive parent and emotional intelligence coach, with a background in medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Gauri graduated from the University of Bristol with a first-class honors in Bioethics. She has worked as an NHS doctor and clinical academic, with specialist experience in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Her clinical experience includes working with couples and families in systemic therapy, mothers in perinatal psychiatry, adults in schema therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive analytical therapy.

Gauri is widely published across peer-reviewed academic journals and has received several awards for her research. She has collaborated and published on Medical Ethics education in medical schools across the UK.

Gauri founded Brain-Based Connection in 2021, a parenting coaching programme to support parents with emotional connection with their children. Gauri is passionate about sustainable mental health, and the importance of the parenting period on transgenerational wellness.

Gauri is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, advises Shawmind, a UK based charity, on supporting parents with emotional connection and is a parent expert for SPARKLE, a clinical trial at Kings College London developing interventions for family wellness.

Emily Daniels M.Ed., MBA, NCC, SEP™

Emily is the author of The Regulated Classroom©, an approach to cultivating conditions for felt safety in the classroom. She developed this approach after spending years as a school counselor working with dysregulated students and staff. ​​

Emily has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable youth. She holds a Master’s of Education in School Counseling and a Master’s of Business Administration in Organizational Sustainability. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner (SEP) in training. She is trained in SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy) and has trained in Trauma-Informed Sensory Modulation with Dr. Tina Champagne. She is a trained Reiki practitioner and trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Much of Daniels’ career was spent as a public educator and school counselor – developing programs and interventions to serve at-risk youth.

In June of 2017, she resigned her position as a student-assistance counselor to launch her own consulting firm. Her boutique firm, provides training, coaching, and consultation to those organizations and systems seeking to become trauma-informed and trauma-responsive.

Working as a trainer to educators, she saw that they needed tools and practical strategies to help them apply what they had learned in her workshops in their classrooms. However, she firmly believe that those things alone are not enough. She needed to design a completely new approach that would blend tools and strategies with educator self-awareness— The Regulated Classroom©.

Kevin Coleman

“If you present (Shakespeare) to them in a way that engages their imagination, that engages their playfulness, that engages their willingness, they really come alive,” — Kevin Coleman

Kevin Coleman is a c-ofounder and director of education of the illustrious Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. He brings over 40 years of experience to a life changing project called the Fall Festival. Using professional acting methods, the Fall Festival brings students to community, connection to themselves and their voices through play and the work and words of Shakespeare.

Since 2001, Shakespeare & Company Education artists began working closely with juvenile court judges and the probation officers of Berkshire County to engage adolescent offenders and those in need of support and provide an alternative to traditional punitive measures. This program has the incredible ability to facilitate empowerment and healing for the students participating.

Michael Allison

Michael is currently leading the development and delivery of a Polyvagal-informed Certificate for Health, Wellness & Performance Coaches in partnership with Polyvagal Institute and Stephen W. Porges Ph.D., and also developing a variety of education and coaching around the application of Polyvagal Theory.

His unique application of Polyvagal Theory to performance – The Play Zone – provides a paradigm shifting methodology to optimize control of our performance through skillful and conscious control of our physiology, and is endorsed by Polyvagal Institute and Dr. Porges.

Michael consults with professional, collegiate and high performing coaches, teams, organizations, athletes and performers in a variety of disciplines, as well as schools, executive coaches, business leaders and corporate teams.

He is a Health & Performance Coach, Personal Trainer, Medical Exercise Specialist, Post Rehab Specialist and Certified Oxygen Advantage Breathwork Instructor, and the author of SMARTER Coaching, a certificated behavior change course accredited by the American Council on Exercise. In addition, a certificated ILS Safe & Sound Provider / Remote Provider and Focus System Training Provider.

Natasha Silverbell

As CEO and founder of SilverBell Coaching LLC, Natasha Silverbell has been a driving force in transforming the recovery landscape. An established professional in the field of addiction and recovery for over a decade, Natasha has grown SilverBell Coaching into the global leader it is today— with150 coaches collaborating with best-of-class clinicians to bring effective, sustained recovery to clients of all ages, all over the world. SBC global headquarters are located in New York City, with anchors in London and Dubai.

A trusted source for post-rehab/detox referrals and support, SBC taps the same wellspring from which all health and recovery flourish: that of partnership, connection, and growth. As a firm believer that a rising tide lifts all boats, Natasha is dedicated to expanding the field of recovery services and science through the mentorship of up-and-coming professionals and rigorous case study outcomes and analyses.

In addition to her groundbreaking work at SilverBell Coaching, Natasha is a co founder of The SBC Townhouse, New York City, a bespoke, action- oriented residence facilitating concierge treatment programs. Along with Dr. Rami Kaminski, Integrative Psychiatrist, and Thad Turner, US Navy Seal, Natasha created Due North Quest, an intensive and fully customizable program providing young men in search of direction with a highly structured, eye-opening, and life changing experience. In addition, Natasha helped found Youth Prevention Mentors (YPM), a fast-growing organization focused on mitigating risk and increasing the prevention of substance abuse among teenagers.

Natasha sits on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD) and is an Ambassador for Partnership to End Addiction where she was honored in 2017 at the Partnership to End Addiction Winter Wish Gala in New York City. She has more than a decade of experience working in the field of addiction.

Maks Ezrin

Maks Ezrin had his own experience with early addiction. He was born and raised in New York City and, as a child, enjoyed everything the city had to offer. He attended the best schools, maintained a rigorous course load and had the support of a loving family and enjoyed a wide and varied social circle.

Despite these advantages, by age 14, Maks began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. His substance dependence worsened during college, eventually leading to a near-fatal overdose in his mid-20s.

Through the help of friends and family, Maks has been sober since 2016. Recognizing the importance of early detection and the support of sober mentors, he dedicated himself to giving back and helping other young pre-addicts.

His experience propelled him to connect with leaders in the field of addiction to raise awareness for the ‘silent problem’ that most families don’t notice until it is too late. Together with Natasha Silverbell, an internationally recognized figure in the field of recovery, and Dr. Rami Kaminski, a renowned pioneer in the psychiatric field, Youth Prevention Mentors was founded.

Maks is a Recovery Coach, Certified through CARC and CCAR. He is trained and studied under Dr. Louise Stanger, LCSW, CSAT-1, CDWF, CIP and Dr. Rami Kaminski MD. Maks is a candidate for Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lily Magill

As SBC’s Lead LifeTeam Manager and Recovery Specialist, Lily believes that recovery is an ever-evolving journey of self-discovery and healing, informed by her personal experience and her years of work with adolescents, young adults, and families.

Passionate about accepting and celebrating all parts of ourselves, Lily empowers her clients’ exploration of mind, body, and soul to find deep and harmonious self-unity. Lily is committed to the principles of hope, gratitude, and compassion backed by rigorous training.

Lily’s background in the Social Sciences led her to pursue a degree in Criminology and Psychology through The Open University. She  is a Certified Recovery Coach and Trauma-Focused Mental Health Specialist, with a professional interest in Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders.
Lily’s work is holistic and client-focused,  combining cognitive and somatic modalities such as DBT, Parts Work, Polyvagal Theory, and MI to address the underlying root causes behind her clients’ presenting symptoms.  Lily has also worked with and been mentored by leading clinicians and healers in trauma and recovery.

Neil Moggan

Neil Moggan is a current Director of Sport, Health and RSHE in a secondary school in the UK. Neil is passionate about transforming young people’s life chances and has 16 years experience of leading in schools.

Since lockdown Neil has helped over 100 schools across the world implement his ‘RISE Up’ early intervention mental well-being programme through his company Future Action.

Neil is a trauma informed practitioner and has created & road tested the ‘Recover’ roadmap to guide Physical Education departments how to implement trauma informed practice to transform relationships, mental wellbeing & learning.

Neil is currently writing a book in collaboration with PE Scholar on early intervention wellbeing programmes, trauma informed practice, and the link between physical activity and mental well-being. Neil is also a educational consultant for a number of schools, NGOs and companies.