About Anita Martin
After training as a Nurse, Counsellor and a Trainer I discovered my true passion – working with groups. Witnessing and being part of someone else’s personal journey is for me one of the most rewarding experiences I can have.
Over the last 16 years I have been creating my own ‘brand’ of teaching and delivery and know from the feed-back I receive that the ingredients needed to enable another to grow are really so simple to give. I feel very privileged to have been given the insight from those who have travelled along very challenging paths to know what does and does not support them. Daring to truly listen, without judgement has enabled me to evolve as a trainer and I'm sure as a person as well.
My experience as a nurse has been very valuable when training carers as I was trained in the days when TLC really mattered. I have been actively involved in rolling up my sleeves and getting the job done while totally respecting the individual who's receiving the care being delivered.
As a trainer I totally believe in 'hand on' approach and although technology plays a part in everthing we do these days I don't believe it alone can teach anyone how to care! We achieve good results in training through discussions, practical learning and questioning all the time.
I have been involved with working for an International Emergency Services Organisation, this has included working with the bereaved and also delivering training to airline staff and Police. As a result of this work I am more aware of how different cultures deal with a crisis in their life and appreciate how important it is to accept everyone needs to feel comfortable with how they express their thoughts and feelings.
I arrived at a point in my life when I felt the need to explore spirituality. Hence my love for ‘Intuition’ grew and I started to run ‘Developing Intuition’ courses followed quickly by many other Personal Development courses which I feel just as passionate about running now as I did when I began in 2000.
February 2012 I joined Toastmasters and started to regularly attend meetings at Norwich Speakers Club. This certainly has been the best schooling I've ever received when it comes to learning how to be confident and enhance your communication skills both in a work environment and in personal relationships. I was absolutely amazed and delighted when I entered the International Speaking Contest to win the local contest, and then to go on to win for the next 4 years and the area contest in 2013 and 2015, when I also came 2nd in the Division round. I am now incorporating what I have learnt with what I teach and encourage others to just come along and see what a friendly bunch we all are. There are so many organisations that would benefit from learning the skills we have gained as members and I will continue to keep spreading the word. After introducing some of our members to a men's refuge in Norwich, I will always remember an amazing evening we had with them where the comments were 'It was such fun' and 'I felt so supported' and 'It was so positive, there was nothing negative here tonight.' Is that not proof it works!
I have reached thousands of people through my work as a trainer and counsellor and have run numerous personal development training courses and workshops, both privately and through various organisations, the subjects include Anxiety Management, Confidence Building & Self Esteem, Be Happy(anger management), (Wellbeing for the Body and Mind and Approaching Change in a Positive Way plus many others. I have also organised and co-ordinated Exhibitions, Retreats and other Social Events. People come from all walks of life including mental health, hospital staff, recovering addicts, young mums, retired and the chronically ill and also individuals who want to experience their own personal journeys.
My CD on relaxation and visualisations offers different ways of relaxing the body and mind while also deveoping your intuition. My set of Intuition cards (based on the 28 lessons I learnt in New Zealand)are taken from my book 'Awakening to the Power of Intuition' which includes my solo trip around New Zealand when I kept a journal of 28 lessons I discovered on intuition and what they taught me.