Alan Hughes, Studies and Qualifications…

Alan Hughes has been involved in various forms of Self Development and Healing, for over 20 years.This journey began when he first moved to Cape Town, and did a Personal Growth course with Life Line. This led to more courses, then to counseling with Life Line and even to facilitating on a few of their courses. It also sparked a Spiritual interest, which has been developed through the years with study, meditation, and exploration.

At the end of 1997, Alan, then living in Dublin, decided to take six months off to meditate deeper, and do a retreat. He did this at a small Buddhist Retreat Center called Dzogchen Beara, in West Cork. For some time, Alan had been investigating different forms of healing, but it was after this retreat that he began studying Healing in earnest. From then on, Alan has continued his journey of studying, practicing and working with the finest techniques he can find, to help people on their personal journeys of growth and healing…

Some Qualifications Alan Hughes has achieved

Alan completed a 3 year training in Biodanza at the end of 2012
and facilitated a regular Biodanza group in Somerset West for the whole of 2013.
Since then, he re-did the whole training as a “Gardener”, assisting Marcelo Toro (Grandson of Rolando Toro, the founder of Biodanza). Alan continues to facilitates classes, mostly on request and for special occasions.

Qualifications from Evolved Coaching in December 2009:
Life Coach
Evolved Coach
Evolved NLP Practitioner
Evolved NLP Coach
Time Paradigm Techniques Practitioner
Stress Biofeedback Practitioner
Evolved Hypnotherapist Certification Training
Alan continues with ongoing studies of the Evolved Coaching methods, materials and refresher courses.

Completed a 2 year training with the College of CranioSacral Therapy in July 2003, to obtained a Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy.
Breath of Life Postgraduate Craniosacral Advanced Course completed with the Karuna Institute in April 2005.

Completed a 2 year Professional Healing Practice training with Dr. Ruth Doherty, of the Annwn Institute in Ireland in July 2000.

Studied Aura-Soma Colour Therapy, obtaining an Advanced Course Certification in July 2000.

Over the years, Alan has also completed a host of shorter courses in
Various types of Meditation
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage with Keltic Kahuna
Indian Head Massage
Thai Massage
Sound Therapy with Peter Goldman
Australian Bush Flower Remedies with Ian White
Spiritual Care for the Dying with Christine Longaker and Rosamund Oliver
Love, Loss and Forgiveness with Michael Murphy
Various forms of Healing dance and movement
Intuitive Nature Guide with Spirit of the wild at Bergplaas
First Aid

Alan continues to study and do various courses. His latest interest is Family Constellations which he is starting to study in earnest.

2 Responses to Alan Hughes – Studies and Qualifications…

  1. Michelle says:

    Good morning,
    I’m interested in being a NLP Practitioner and live in Hermanus.
    Please let me know where and how to go about it in this area?
    Looking forward to hearing from you in this regard.

  2. Alan says:

    Hi Michelle,
    and thanks for your message,

    I studied my NLP and Life Coaching with Peter and Robert at Evolved Coaching, up in JHB. Evolved coaching was disbanded last year, but Peter and Robert are both still teaching, and brilliantly good at it. If you are able to go to JHB and want their details I can get them for you.
    There are a lot of people teaching NLP. I would recommend you do a bit of research, meet some of them and see who you feel drawn to.
    I would be happy to chat with you on the phone some time if you want any more advice or input. Weekends or evenings are easiest for me as my week life is quite busy. I am now based in Somerset West if you ever venture this way.

    Wishing you well and good guidance in your journey,