Trainer Profiles

Anne Crease

portrait_anne_creaseAnne has been a Massage in Schools Instructor since 2001 and a Trainer since 2003. She is a former schoolteacher with extensive classroom experience, a grandparent to five children, a professional massage therapist and former volunteer therapist for a cancer care charity. She has a particular interest in adapting the MISP for children with special needs. Anne provides independent and in-house MISP trainings, presentations at conferences and workshops related to the educational curriculum. Anne has been a member of the Massage in Schools Association (MISA EWNI) since 2003. She is MISA EWNI Director and a former Chair of MISA EWNI.

Kate Norfolk

portrait_kate_norfolkKate has been a MISP instructor since 2008 and a MISP trainer since 2011. She studied psychology to masters’ level and holds a post graduate in counselling. She worked in mental health for over 7 years and has trained and worked extensively with various talk and touch/massage based therapies and is a busy mum of 3 fabulous children. Kate has worked as a freelance wellbeing practitioner in schools across Merseyside since 2002 and can provide in house and independent trainings (both MISP Instructor and Practitioner) as well as workshops and talks at Education Conferences. With her unique mix of academic background, hands on therapeutic skills and wealth of classroom experience, including school governance she understands the many challenges education staff and parents are faced with. She is a director of MISA and continues to build on the solid foundations of the programme in this country, embedding it into the daily lives of all children.

Carol Trower – Former Trainer

portrait_carol_trowerCarol provides independent and in-house MISP trainings/workshops, inset days and conference presentations. 

Carol has been a MISP instructor since its inception in 2000 and a very experienced and passionate MISP trainer being on the first cohort in 2003. She is a former adult and child health professional with extensive experience and has a post-graduate Diploma in Child Mental Health. She is a qualified massage therapist and infant massage instructor, volunteers in her local community and is past president of IAIM (UK). Carol authored the first MISP research and produced the MISP DVD. She has presented MISP on national Television plus local and regional radio programmes. Carol was the founding chair for MISA EWNI for six years and is a MISA EWNI Director.