Neil Brian Kynaston

My Journey

Here is some background on my life experiences and qualifications.

Finding the right support is essential in making an informed professional choice. Someone who truly meets, hears and sees you, as well as exciting and inspiring you to realise the possibilities of your life.

About Me

My life has offered me an array of profound experiences, and it's from this wellspring that I draw to help you with your own trials. Great losses and gains have informed my experience, but I have found that it’s our relationship to our suffering that shapes us; whether we choose to turn our experiences into wisdom, or to turn away from them.

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong, but our thoughts, words and actions have consequences. When we bring our awareness to this, we clearly see the polarities, diamonds and demons of our lives emerge. Below you'll find the bones of my life story, and the journey I've chosen to know myself more deeply.

My Background

I grew up in an extremely troubled family riddled with mental and physical illness.

Surviving within my family unit was a powerful, demanding process, that was at times extremely isolating. My desire to survive and thrive, together with my willingness to choose, one step at a time, to participate in life, particularly through sport and my spiritual path, have been paramount in saving my life. If you are dealing with something similar, then I want you to know that you are not alone.

Asking for support was never easy for me, but was an essential aspect of developing humility and surrendering to something beyond myself. Whatever I do now, I give my very best.

We need to accept the reality of our human frailty; that we are all ultimately flawed. Cultivating compassion around our perceived failings allows us to build a resilient emotional intelligence, expanding our understanding and acceptance for all of life.

I wish to express gratitude for all the gifts I've been given, and acknowledge all my teachers/healers/therapists for taking me to a deeper place of self-awareness. Receiving their life teachings has allowed me to grow and evolve in ways that I couldn't have achieved otherwise, and I am deeply grateful for their dedication and love.

With much gratitude on this great path we call life.

 

Qualifications

  • 2017-2019: British Flower & Vibrational Essence Therapist, Advanced Practitioner. 250 hrs. Chalice Well, Glastonbury, UK.
  • 2014-2017: Postgraduate Teacher Training Certificate in Open Floor International. 350 hrs. London, Scotland, Belgium, USA, Ireland & France.
  • 2016-2017: Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training. 300 hrs. Costa Rica & London, UK.
  • 2010-2012: Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching & Organisation Development. 180 hrs. Regents Collage, London, UK.
  • 2007-2017: Postgraduate in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies. 350 hrs. The Gestalt Centre, London, UK & Esalen Institute, California, USA.
  • 2007-2008: Breath Work Practitioner Certificate. 250 hrs. Breath Therapist and Re-birther. Mexico, Italy.
  • 2004: British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Certificate. 100 hrs. Gloucestershire, UK.
  • 1995-1999: 2:1 B.Ed. Honours in Physical Education & Art. 4 years full time. DMU Bedford, UK.

British Flower & Vibrational Essence Association 

You can find me here on the list of Advanced Vibrational Essence therapists - the body which governs my work.

Life Experiences

  • Current interests: Yoga, alternative medicine, cooking, watching football and sports, wild swimming, walking with my dog and partner in nature, listening to music.
  • 2009-2019: A year in silence. Six months from November 2017-November 2018. A weekly mentoring session with resident monk/teacher and a group process session with a resident teacher. Gaia House, Devon, UK.
  • 2017: Vipassana as taught by S.N.Goenka in Wales, and Nepal in 2007.
  • 2015-2017: Open Floor International Teacher Training. Went through a rigorous holistic training program in 6 countries.
  • 2013-2024: Debbie Rye. Apprenticeship and training with my dowsing teacher, learning the finer lessons of the spiritual unseen world and the gift of Earth Healing. I have annual mentoring sessions from Debbie for my CPD Professional Development Training.
  • 2010-2014: Founder of Leadership Through Adventure. Leadership coaching sessions before, during and post events. Three leadership trips: Cycled from the top to bottom of Ireland; walked through The Sierra De La Guna, in Baja California Sur, Mexico leading a vision quest; and several stages of the GR10 of the Pyrenees in France.
  • 2008: Founded Movement Awareness and trade marked the brand. Taught the process for 9 years in Mexico, London, Italy, Spain and Kenya.
  • 2007: Living and working at Bukkokuji Monastery, Obama, Japan.
  • 2006-2016: A total of eight months living and working at Esalen Institute in California, USA.
  • 1999: Cycled top to bottom of Portugal. Left London with my old friend Giles Duncan Collings and arrived as a 17-strong travelling pack.
  • 1990: Cycled top to bottom of France when I was 17 years old to raise money for children from less fortunate backgrounds.
  • 1988: Reached the last 80 players selected at under 16s England FA.
  • 1986-1989: Aston Villa FC. School of Excellence and School Boy Footballer.