Joined 7 years ago from England , British Islands
Nick Segal is a trained psychologist who has a holistic and eclectic approach to addictions. He has over 16 years experience working within the fields of mental health and substance misuse. During that time he developed and implemented a training course called a Safer Way to beat dependence. This opened the door to service users, volunteers and staff from the NHS and non statutory services to be trained in an accredited therapy. The evidenced based therapy he named Acu Stimulation Treatment helped many struggling people to either, reduce or abstain from harmful substances, without swapping one drug for another.
Nick organised and carried out research and development beginning as a volunteer in 2000, within substance misuse services. The first was the piper project in Stretford Manchester, where a pilot study was delivered and approved by Trafford substance misuse service. (NHS drug services, the presiding Psychiatrist and Research and Development Department)
During this time Nick wrote the training manual for the course, set up free anonymous clinics to give treatments to hard to reach clients of Bolton, Salford & Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust. As well as providing free treatments for homeless, drug and alcohol addicted unfortunates. Nick also instructed staff and volunteers in the delivery, protocols and procedures of Acu Stim; all while attending one day per week at Manchester Metropolitan University for a Bachelors Degree in Psycholgy with honours, which he received in 2007.
Nick was invited to train the staff of projects in Ireland in the art of Acu Stim, after delivering a presentation in Dublin at the Croke Stadium. Organised by the H.S.E. Ireland's Public Health Service. Merchants Quay Project, The Star Project in Ballymun and Dun Laoghairey-Rathdown Outreach Project all invested in their staff being trained by Nick to offer a much needed service, which produced positive, evidenced based data in support of the treatment.
Some projects throughout the United Kingdom were more proactive than others taking the chance to go against sceptical phamaceutical, prescription based services that were keeping people in the cycle of addiction, now dependent on prescription drugs such as Methadone and many other prescribed substances.
Proactive project leaders from projects like Cumbria Addaction and CADAS Cumbria had many of their staff trained by Nick, to give their clients the choice of a natural path to recovery by having Acu Stim available on site. Today it is advertised as "Black Box therapy", on their web site.
More recently, at the end of 2015, Nick was asked to run a workshop for self administration of his Acu Stim / Pulse therapy for Emotional Well being and Health in Canada, where he received rave reviews, with some in the form of testimonials from private professionals.
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