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The Thriving Facilitators Membership

For heart-centred practitioners. Helping you move from surviving to thriving in your purpose-driven work.

Are you ready to take your facilitation practice 
to the next level?

Are you ready to get out of survival mode and
THRIVE in your purpose-led work?

Join the community 
practitioners who are 
willing to invest in themselves 
their practice 
& to get 
the support they need!

We'd love you to join us!


Is This You?

You’re a heart-centred practitioner who believes in the importance of creating genuine connection with your participants and clients; you want to bring more of ‘you’ into your work with others, and be more 'in-the-moment' but you feel vulnerable and unsure at times.

You’re a freelancer, so busy, running around with different projects on the go. You feel the pressure to be the best you can be - every time - You feel ‘you’re only as good as your last job’! If only you had some head space you know you could have a bigger impact in your field.

You work in the helping professions and are committed to serving people in 'vulnerable' life experiences, but you worry you're too sensitive. Your work can sometimes feel exhausting and overwhelming.

How Thriving Facilitators
will Support You

You came into your profession really wanting to make a difference - in the world, and to the lives of others; but you find the work really challenging and you'd love to feel less anxious and stressed ...

Being part of the membership journey will help you understand deeply the source of your anxious and stressed feelings and knowing this will help you realise your wellbeing. Gradually, you'll realise that the things that seemed to make you stressed and anxious previously will have so much less power in your life. You'll feel more confident and self assured, and you'll stop putting limits on what's possible for you.


You'd love the opportunity to develop your facilitation practice and presence when working 1-1 or in groups which are challenging ...

Inside the membership you'll see how you can show up as 'you' without compromising your integrity; 

You'll realise you can thrive - even in the face of uncertainty and difficulty. 

Whats more, you'll see a positive impact on your career, you'll get clear about your strengths & find yourself in demand from organisations who need your skills.


You feel so busy, juggling lots of projects, you worry if you are doing anything well enough, and you have no time to reflect and decide where you'd like to be heading. Oh, and you'd like to be able to shape your career around your practice and communicate with confidence to others the impact you have as a practitioner.

Inside the membership you'll get really clear on your purpose - your vision and values as a practitioner and crucially, you'll have clarity on your own needs so you'll always be working from a place of wellbeing and integrity. 

What's more, you'll find that by leaning into your own unique practice, you are able to show up even more authentically. And your messaging, ('who I am', 'who I serve' and 'what impact I have'), will get clearer to others. 

You'll find yourself saying 'no' (healthily without stress) to work when it doesn't suit you and you'll find yourself saying 'yes' to opportunities that take you in the direction you want to be..


Inside the Membership 
What you get:

  • 6 Core Survive to Thrive Modules & Pathway
  • Monthly Group Coaching or Supervision Online
  • Monthly Webinar Workshops
  • Community Forum & Meet ups (online)
"Yes, Yes, Yes. So in! In order for facilitators to thrive and best for those we work with, we need to fill our vessels first ... this is an amazing step forward to having strategic care and support and a place to share and learn "
Varshini Pichemuthu

Artist Director / Facilitator / Artist

"Im in! Fantastic opportunity for facilitators to grow and reflect, and for self care."
Alison Franks

Lecturer, Applied Theatre / Artist

"Im thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of this movement because its so important to care for and support ourselves and each other to grow and to flourish."
Jo Afful

Speech Bubbles facilitator / SEN practitioner. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No need to worry if you cant attend a session. I record all of the sessions and I send them out to you. They are also contained on the Thriving Facilitators platform so you can access any workshop or training you have missed and watch them at your leisure. We have members from different time zones such as New Zealand and US and they are managing to fully engage, attend and view the materials.

I am offering reflective practice in a group setting which is a form of supervision (contact me directly if you are interested in 1-1 supervision). My approach draws on the seven-eyed model of supervision. I am currently in training to be a fully qualified supervisor and I have my own supervision.

Don't worry if you have never had supervision before. The sessions are warm, friendly, and non judgemental. Exactly what you need to get support. 

The sessions happen at different times and days over the month ranging from short breakfast sessions at 7.45am, to lunchtime sessions, to evening sessions. You don't have to attend every session. The membership is designed to support you over the course of a year and this is reflected in its pricing. We all have times when we are busy or conversely when we need more support. You will find it a good idea to look at your support needs over the year rather than the week. The sessions are always recorded so you can catch up if you are having a busy period.

Additionally, I use some cool software so it is possible to search through videos, using any word, to find the topic you are interested in. So you don't even have to watch entire session if you don't have time. I also create small videos in the Facebook group which can also serve to keep you connected and thinking about topics even if you are really busy!

Yes if you are paying monthly. If you decide to leave and are paying monthly you can contact me and I will cancel the following month. Easy! If you signed up for the year with the bonuses including free months, you have 30 days following your sign up to decide whether you wish to stay in the membership. 

When you join you will get access to live (online) monthly supervision/reflective practice settings, Coffee morning / lunchtime online meet ups, Monthly Workshops/Trainings, A book club, Access to a private Facebook group, Accountability groups. An online platform with community form containing resources and trainings, A development pathway to support your reflective practice journey.

All the sessions are optional. We have a monthly focus and you can attend as few or many of the sessions as you like. The membership has been designed with busy schedules in mind so there is never any pressure to attend - this would defeat the point of enabling you to feel supported whilst you undertake your busy schedule.

Most sessions are recorded and contained in the Thriving Facilitators members area. I send out a weekly email letting you know whats happening and I often send out links to recordings in the email so its easy for you to access it! 



Be part of shaping this ground breaking initiative of support and reflective practice.

Connect with a like minded, super supported, committed practitioners from all over the world.

Get out of survival mode and commit to thriving in your heart centred practice - doing the work you love.

Commit to the practice of supervision in a safe, supportive environment.



Sheila Preston

Hello, I am Dr Sheila Preston, a transformative practitioner with over 23 years’ experience in education, community settings. I have trained and supported hundreds of socially engaged artists and practitioners. 

Now I help brilliantly courageous practitioners who are serving vulnerable or 'hard to reach' groups in challenging settings* - who are committed to working in a heart-centred, relational way with vulnerable or hard to reach communities. I help these amazing practitioners get out of survival mode and THRIVE so they can lean into their heart-centred practice, and lead social change without burning out!

I am committed to finding affordable solutions for on-going coaching or support for practitioners which is why I developed the Thriving Facilitators Membership.

*settings such as, prison and probation, schools and universities, pupil referral, day centres, SEN settings, mental health, health care, social services, neighbourhoods.