Welcome to CHAT StudioCreative Healing As Therapy (CHAT) offers a range of complimentary treatments and interventions that are focused on nurturing greater connections to oneself and others through yoga and the creative process; to reconnect, heal and transform lives. CHAT Studio is a therapeutic space for people wishing to explore our different range of services, designed to be a sanctuary and place of calm that allows people to feel safe and nurtured, whatever they are coming to chat studio for. The studio offers a cosy, comfortable and peaceful space where great things can happen.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves”Dalai Lama
AboutJodi Battison MA, BA (Hons) HCPC and BAAT Registered Jodi is a qualified Art Psychotherapist and yoga teacher. She has 20 years of experience working with mental health and has been working in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) for the last 10 years. Prior to this Jodi worked within the private education and care system for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and has experience working with adults in the NHS.Jodi currently specialises in working with children experiencing attachment difficulties and complex developmental trauma, engaging children through art to help process previous experiences. It was through working with children who have been exposed to trauma that Jodi decided she wanted to bring the benefits of yoga practice into her therapeutic approach. She decided to take her yoga practice to the next level and completed 200 hours yoga teacher training with Zenways. Following this Jodi completed a further 20hours in Trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY) to work specifically with people exposed to trauma through yoga. Qualifications:• Masters degree in Art Therapy• BA (Hons) degree in Illustration• 200 hours yoga teacher training• Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Dan Highes training, level one (to work with foster carers and adoptive parents) • Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy (CATT) • 80 hours Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills training (CBT)• 20 hours Trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY)Memberships:Jodi is a member of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)Member of BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) Member of Yoga AllianceJodi is passionate about the work she does with young people and adults. She wholeheartedly believes that creative expression and humanistic practices (such as yoga) encourage and support a person to connect with them selves, others and their environment to form genuine, meaningful relationships. Seeing people thrive and overcome previous difficulties to reach their full potential is what motivates Jodi to want to reach out and engage with more people.