COLOUR CONFIDENT; Woman Uses Grief as Inspiration to Develop Stress-Beating Therapy
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter
AN inspirational woman is using her personal tragedy to help others cope with trauma.
Less than a year ago, Maureen Colohan's son Nikolos died just weeks before he was due to have a fourth kidney transplant, a donation from his mum, that could have saved his life.
The 24-year-old, known as Niki, had suffered from kidney failure since he was a baby.
Although still devastated by his death, Maureen, 46, has found a new focus, which she believes is Niki's legacy. While he was growing up, Maureen, from West Kyo, Stanley, trained in a variety of therapies in an attempt to support her son as best she could.
The courses she studied included clinical hypnosis, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and neuro-linguistic programming.
When Maureen asked Niki what he wanted to do in the future he said his wish was to work with her to help others.
Together they developed a 'toolkit', which Maureen says contains a variety of resources to help people face and cope with their problems.
The resources are designed to be adapted to work on a variety of issues, from stress and bullying …
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Publication information: Article title: COLOUR CONFIDENT; Woman Uses Grief as Inspiration to Develop Stress-Beating Therapy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Publication date: March 24, 2008. Page number: 12. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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