Phillip Hawkins

Biography

A little of my background:
A skilled tutor and trainer with significant experience gained developing, delivering and managing training programmes for a wide range of organizations, and groups with complex training/educational/social needs. An effective manager of personnel and resources, with strong negotiating and interpersonal skills, organised and flexible in approach to work ensuring action taken to respond to changing circumstances. Excellent analytical and presentation skills with the ability to define and support the aims and needs of the individual and the organization, experienced at working under own initiative or as part of a team.

Support Worker: Secure Psychiatric Unit
Support worker in a private 26 bed female only rehabilitation psychiatric hospital. Working alongside medical personnel providing patients with around the clock care that includes supported interventions, one to one and two to one line of sight/arms length observations. Assisting the NIC with the administration of medication and controlled drugs. General duties: maintaining security within the unit and supporting patients whilst out in the community.

Specialist Tutor: Learning Curve
To advise in the setting up the role of in-house specialist tutor. The role would involve working with on-line learners who have learning disabilities and complex needs. To provide information and guidance to trainers and assessors, in addition to the teaching resources to help the learners complete their on-line qualification in an agreed timescale.

Support Worker/Compliance Auditor Dimensions
Initially working in a residential setting with adults who have Autism/Learning difficulties who live independently but because of their educational, social and emotional needs can exhibit challenging behavior that requires a high level of support, guidance and mentoring. Seconded to auditors role as part of a national compliance audit team with responsibility for 28 services in the Tyne/Tees region, ensuring the level of service provided within those services meets CQC and Dimensions standards of care and support.

Trainer/ Tutor: TEAM Wearside
As an employability tutor delivering NCFE/City and Guilds employability programmes to students/clients with complex needs. Programme content included H&S, equality and diversity, personal development and Safeguarding for Entry level/Level 1 & 2. Seconded to Castlegreen Special Educational and Social Needs Community School as part of their existing centre of excellence, liaising with SFL and Apprenticeship teams within TEAM Wearside and external agencies working towards achievement for the learners including further qualifications, whilst assisting them to gain self confidence, work experience, access to FE or employment and independent living status.

Tutor: Bishop Auckland College
Developing training programmes for accreditation by the Open College Network (T.R.O.C.N.) delivering courses / programmes on Personal Safety, Aggression Management, and Assertiveness as part of the college curriculum and also to the private sector. Working with Foundation Learning E2E, and groups with learning and social difficulties, basic skills, numeracy and literacy based portfolio building and Skills for Life and NCFE employability programmes.

Tutor: New College Durham
Part of the Summer School team; delivering Reiki/personal development training to the high risk and vulnerable inmates with educational and social needs at Frankland Maximum Security Prison.

Tutor: Education in the Community
Developing Reiki training programmes to accreditation standards (T.R.O.C.N.). Developing and delivering Personal Development and Skills for Life courses as part of the A.C.L. Education in the Community Programme.

Care Worker: Agency work Working in a wide range of care environments, care homes, nursing homes, EMI units, hospitals/hospice, and in the clients own homes. Duties included personal care, cooking and cleaning, supervising social days out, client health and safety, administering medication and liaising with nursing/medial personnel.

Lecturer University of Sunderland
Training Connexions personal advisers; responsible for delivering and presenting Connexion’s Programme, preparing training courses, assessing students.

Smashwords Interview

What kind of books do I like to read, and why?
My choice in books is varied; from crime thrillers to historical action adventures. I like to read biographies of interesting people, people who have achieved things in their lives by overcoming personal challenges. I like a book to grab my attention, hold my interest and educate me in the process by challenging my thoughts, beliefs and understanding. This is the purpose of any book no matter what the genre. To challenge is to change, to educate is to empower. If you wish to free a person you must first free their mind.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
By modern day standards my childhood was a one of abuse neglect and deprivation growing up in a rural part of the north east of England at a time when the country was trying to recover from the effects of the Second World War. I was the product of a broken home and a poor dysfunctional family where violence was not only accepted, it was the preferred method of dealing with any situation. I was raised by a mother who was abused herself as a child. This contributed to the development of manic depression and a violent personality disorder in her formative years and the addiction to prescribed medication and dependency of alcohol later in life. Both of which would contribute to her death at a relatively early age.

The predominant emotions throughout my childhood were fear, anxiety and anger, a legacy that had far reaching effects on my adult life. Discovering Reiki was the catalyst that brought about a major change in my life. The past I once hated became the motivation to use my writing to help others who shared similar childhood experiences but whose path had taken them to a much darker place.
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Where to find Phillip Hawkins online


Books

Reiki - One Student to Another
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 88,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Reiki - One Student to Another invites readers into the life and continued learning & development of its author Phillip Hawkins. Many of you will be familiar with Phillips work this book gives an insight into how he came to be a Teacher, mentor, and student of Reiki. Developing his own style challenging others to re-assess their own belief systems.
The Kid Who Could Never Fit In...
Price: Free! Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
Give people a choice and they will believe they are free and thank you for their freedom. Control or restrict the choices they are able to make and their ‘freedom’ becomes an illusion that keeps them trapped by the power of their own mind.
Better To Be Freed By The Truth Than Held Captive By A Lie
Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The latest free publication from Phillip Hawkins. In this eBook Phillip explores the truths and lies we are led to believe through social conditioning, education, religion and that which we tell ourselves. He shares his Knowledge and Understanding to aid others break free of the belief systems they hold themselves captive with. Badger Design Studios
Pink is the New Black; When an Old Hurt becomes a New Healing
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
When we fear the dark it’s what we believe to hiding there that makes us feel afraid. Imagination allows us to create all manner of demons that live in the shadows, but lack form substance in the light. Darkness is the birthplace of creation and where all healing begins.
Psychic Development Reflections On A Theme #4
Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
With the emergence of quantum physics and quantum mechanics scientists have begun to acknowledge a universe made up solely of energy, most of which lies beyond the range and limitations of our physical senses. If life is not what we think it is then we must have the courage and the desire to find out its true nature and the creative source of what we define as a spiritual experience.
Psychic Development: Reflections On A Theme #3
Price: Free! Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
With the emergence of quantum physics & quantum mechanics scientists have begun to acknowledge a universe made up solely of energy, most of which lies beyond the range & limitations of our physical senses. If life is not what we think it is then we must have the courage & the desire to find out its true nature & the creative source of what we define as a spiritual experience.
Wisdom of the Ancients Reflections on a theme #2
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
Ancient wisdom is only ancient in relation to our limited perspective which is often viewed from a point of misplaced superiority. The reality is this wisdom is neither ancient nor archaic. It’s timeless, formless and limited only by our willingness to seek it out and accept the gift of enlightenment it offers.
Reiki Reflections on a Theme #1
Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015 by BadgerDesign. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
I write to ease the pain of past experiences and discover my true self. Writing allows me to be both author and narrator of my life story and in doing so I can gain closure of the past and create the future I wish to experience. Knowledge and understanding of oneself is the true healer and when we can revisit the past without fear or remorse the healing is complete.

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