Francesca Melluzzi is a well-being coach, and trauma & mental health informed practitioner through the University of East London. She is a well-being practitioner with 20 years of experience of working with body based therapies using coaching, breath work, therapeutic art, yoga and embodied movement. Her work is based on Hanna Somatics, attachment theory, polyvagal theory with the understanding that stress is released through the body and not just talking alone.
She firmly believes:
- That people thrive when they are made to feel emotionally and psychologically safe. Through demonstrating acceptance, being positively curious, and by truly listening with compassion but without trying to fix.
- That it is possible to create an empowering and nurturing space for any young person, so that over time, it will bring about a sense of trust towards themselves and others, ultimately resulting in them feeling closer to being in their own autonomy.
Francesca has over 20 years experience working as a mentor and wellbeing practitioner and is incredibly passionate about celebrating inclusivity and diversity.
Having been part of the team at Camp Mohawk in Wargrave for the last 4 years, she has developed a particular interest in supporting neurodiverse young people, through the use of art in a therapeutic setting, as well as using movement, sound, and mindfulness as tools and strategies that give people practical ways to manage difficult emotions, and to improve both physical and mental health.