Vivian McKinnon

Certified Practitioner since April 2017

Vivian McKinnon
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Vivian is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register/Standards Council (GHR, GHSC), Time Line Therapy Association (TLTA), American Board Of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She is a Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trust approved Mental Health First Aid trainer, associate trainer for the Belfast Metropolitan College, regional coordinator for SMART recovery.

Vivian also founded and owns Hydro-ease, Northern Ireland’s only dedicated Floatation Centre, she developed RAFT (Recovery and Floatation Therapy) where she combines all of the approaches listed above along with restricted environmental stimulation therapy (floatation) to support and sculpt neurological and behavioural change management.

After working in science and being part of the team who cloned Dolly the sheep, then working in blood donor services within the Scottish National Blood Transfusion service Vivian entered the charity and voluntary sector in 2003, beginning in youth work services and focusing on youth homelessness with young people leaving the care system.

She then spent 4 years within addiction services, both operational and strategic, providing services to young people and then laterally people living with the symptoms of PTSD/PTSI and Addiction.

She has secured various contracts and service level agreements to bring her brand of recovery to the people of Northern Ireland and further afield

Vivian’s passion and enthusiasm for havening has provided her with a scaffold around her already well established tool box to share the empowerment of self-healing to the many people who seek her services, hearing feedback such as “I feel like I’ve been exorcized’ and “I am so glad i came to you, for what initially, I can’t even remember” convinced Vivian she has found the “magic ingredient” of human healing.


Dundonald, Northern Ireland