Tony O’Connor has been involved in the personal development field for over 25 years. His current professional status began in the mid 80’s with an interest in holistic health, and studies in the martial arts of Kung Fu and Tai Chi. His studies expanded to encompass Holistic Massage, Chi Gong, Meditation and more recently Yoga.
Shortly after this Tony began his studies in the therapeutic arts and has been developing his knowledge, practice and skills ever since. He continues to develop himself both personally and professionally today, and is always involved in some form of study, research, or learning. Though his expertise is not limited to the field of addiction, it is an area that he has been involved in since the late 80’s and he is very passionate about supporting people in overcoming what he believes is one of the greatest challenges anyone can face.
Tony has worked mostly in 3rd sector/not for profit organisations and has experience of many different working environments, including; residential rehabilitation, residential detox, community drug services, outreach, criminal justice and working with young homeless people.
Tony has been a trainer and therapeutic group facilitator for over 16 years, and has specialised his training, workshops and group sessions in the area of relapse prevention, self awareness, creative problem solving, stress management, and therapeutic interventions to help people in recovery to manage their feelings at times of crisis.
Tony is qualified in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Therapeutic Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis), NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Stress Management/Work-Life Balance and Holistic Massage. He continues to develop professionally each year, and has attended many other training and professional development courses/workshops.
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