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Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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Gaia School of Natural Health

Welcome. The Gaia School, located on the Wirral, North West England, is well known for its excellence and high standards in Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Continuing Professional Development training.

Explore the website and see what inspirational life changing courses and CPD opportunities are available.


Level 5 Practitioner training in Reflexology

If you fancy a career change or want to learn from the best then consider Gaia School of Natural Health for your Level 5 training needs.
The next course starts Thursday 30th April 2020, so sign up and join in.

The closing date for application forms is the Wednesday 22nd April, so hurry to secure your place.

GAIA AromaReflex

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


A range of postgraduate courses are available for qualified reflexologists and complementary therapists such as:

Courses are accredited by Professional Reflexology Association.

Introduction to Reflexology

Introduction to Reflexology

Are you a reflexology novice thinking about a career in reflexology but not sure what is involved, or simply interested in learning more about this wonderful therapy – then join us on a one day workshop and enjoy learning something new!



Reiki Practitioner Course (including Reiki 1 and 2) verified by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting the Reiki Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards, and meets the requirements of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

  • Reiki 1 2 day course on Thursday 7th and 14th May 2020

  • Reiki 3 2 day course begins on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Congratulations to Claire, Vicki, Joanne, Zoe, Anwen, Sarah and Amanda on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in June 2019.

Congratulations to Maureen, Nicole, Donna, and Dtoi on recently finishing the Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy in May 2019.

Congratulations to Caroline, Lisa, Tracy, Vicky, Sarah, Claire, Sarah and Jeanette on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2019.

We are based in South Wirral on the border between Cheshire and Merseyside, and within easy reach of Chester, Wrexham, North Wales, Warrington, Liverpool and the Isle of Man.

The Principal and Main Course Tutor of the School is Carolyn Roberts MSc MAR PRM CRM L5 Tutor, who has been a qualified and practising reflexologist and aromatherapist since 1999. She is also a qualified adult education teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and holds a MSc in Holistic Health.

Assistant Tutor, Debbie Hurst, has a busy holistic therapy practice. She is employed part time, as a therapist in a special needs school, and also runs workshops teaching simplified reflexology techniques to the carers of those with special needs such as autism and ADHD. She has also worked as a therapist at Claire House Children's Hospice.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Below are the current list of courses supplied and hosted by Gaia School of Natural Health. Click on the event title for course summary information.

Date Event Booking form
Thursday 23rd April 2020 GAIA AromaReflex

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Thursday 18th June 2020 GAIA CrystalIntro: Using Crystals for Therapists

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Thursday 30th June 2020 GAIA CrystalReflex

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Thursday 9th July 2020 Advanced blending and formulating of products

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
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(*please see Why Continuing Professional Development (CPD) section for the basis of Gaia School's calculation of CPD points)

Gaia School of Natural Health is a firm believer in life-long learning. The emphasis to continually develop one's skills and understanding in the world of complementary therapies is a must both for you as an individual (self-development) and for the people whom will benefit from your knowledge and its application to their particular situation (client benefit).

Every association expects their members to pursue CPD and log their CPD evidence on an ad-hoc or reqular basis through a CPD point system. As at April 2016 the AOR requires 20 CPD points a year, whilst FHT expect 10 CPD points. Please confirm with your association the correct requirement relevant for them.

The CPD points are achieved by evidencing attendance of approved/respected courses or through other forms (e.g. work-based learning) identified by the association.

The calculation of the CPD points identified within the course summary on offer by Gaia School of Natural Health follow the general principle of 1 hour of study = 1 CPD point. For note FHT allocate a 1 day course with 5 points and for some AOR ”approved“ courses there is a doubling of CPD points. AOR representative Tracey Smith confirmed on facebook (29th March 2016) “Only attending the AoR seminars or watching the recordings, going to AoR approved CPD courses or doing research gets you two points per hour.”

Please see links below to CPD sections of some of the main associations.

Professional Reflexology Association (PR) - CPD, although if you are an PR member you need to login into the site to confirm their expectations.

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) - guide to CPD document

Association of Reflexologists (AOR) - CPD approved events, although if you are an AOR member you need to login into the site to confirm their expectations.