I am Liz, founder and facilitator at Soul Creative Circle. I live and work in South Wales. I am an extroverted introvert with a love of nature and a passion for creating confidence and connections in other people. A creative brain with a pragmatic streak - I never try to me anything more than myself and love to bring that out in others too.
As a trained teacher (BA Childhood and Education Studies & PGCE) I have worked within the valleys communities in South Wales & deprived communities in the West Midlands for over 12 years. Very early on in my studies, I developed a passion for socioeconomic factors and their psychological effects on an individuals motivation and wellbeing. My interest for this led me to compiling a research study (based on socioeconomic factors and motivation to learn) which was successfully published as part of a project by University of Wolverhampton.
After qualifying as a teacher, I saw first hand the need to ensure pupils (and communities) were opened up to opportunities to see a bigger picture for themselves, but this was often tarnished by deeply ingrained social cycles. Soon, I began using talking circles as a means to help my pupils connect and open up in a less formal way. In 2016, I was lucky enough to train in Restorative Approaches, with WRAP, which further enhanced my ability and passion for circle work.