Natasha Minnikin


Natasha Minnikin
The Mind Physio!

HeartMath Practitioner | Transactional Analysis Coach | Hypnosis Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainer | NLP practitioner, Master Practitioner & Trainer | Cognitive Behaviour Therapist | REPS Level 4 Stroke Rehabilitation Instructor | Level II Reiki Practioner | REPS Level 3 Master Fitness Trainer | PGCE PCET Teaching | ILM Level 5 Coach & Mentor | Defence Train the Trainer | Defence Training Manager | Defence Instructor Assessment & Development | Specific Learning Differences Advisor | Swedish, Hot Stones and Warm Bamboo Massage Practitioner | Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 4 | Nutrition Coach |

Having joining the Armed Forces in 2006 I've had the pleasure of specialising in Personal Development Training for military personnel and civil servants. This incredible journey has allowed me to help hundreds of people start a new, happier and healthier life journey, and I'm delighted and excited to be able to bring this incredible mind-body package to you.  

Since 2014 I've been working in the field of stroke rehabilitation and acquired brain injury, and between 2016 and 2017 I worked with the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in the Early Supported Discharge Team helping people integrate back into their home, post stroke. 

Being able to offer you a unique perspective of neurological science, cognitive rehabilitation and coaching skills, my aim is provide you with everything you need to really kick-start a new, pain free and stress free way of life.  

Can't wait to meet you!


Qualifications include:


  • REPS Level 4 Stroke Rehabilitation Instructor

Having discovered Natasha and her work via the NRPT the founder of the charity Action For Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury (ARNI) approached her to specifically request she turn her skills to Stroke Rehabilitation. She was then trained by the founder, a stroke survivor himself, along with experts in the field of neurology at Brunel University, and having achieving an A Grade for her Stroke Rehabilitation qualification Natasha immediately put this passion and knowledge to work by helping stroke survivors throughout Shropshire. Her training and qualification has been accredited by Middlesex University; she is now looking to complete a Masters in Neurological Rehabilitation.


  • REPS Level 3 Master Fitness Trainer

Natasha has qualifications from the European Institute of Fitness (EIF), known to be one of the most prestigious of training providers for Personal Training in Europe. This expert tutelage is reflected in her specialist abilities as a Master Trainer and Motivational Coach. She is registered with REPs, an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise professionals in the UK, and can be found listed in the National Register of Personal Trainers


  • PGCE PCET Teaching

Having spent much of her career as a training instructor for the Royal Air Force Natasha pursued a post graduate certificate in education as a means to consolidate her instructional skills. It is her ability to impart knowledge in a fun and informative way that makes her business so unique, ensuring that you ‘learn your fitness’ and not just follow. You’ve heard the adage ‘Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life’? Well this is what Natasha is truly passionate about; learning new skills in the health industry to ensure long-term change. Why not have a look at her thoughts on teaching & training in her short YouTube video


  • NLP Trainer & CBT Practitioner

Trained and qualified in London through Infinite Excellence, Natasha applied her training to her role in Aerospace Battle Management Instruction at Royal Air Force Boulmer, helping many struggling students achieve success through this technique. Coupled with this she qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in early 2013 and has been able to amalgamate the two techniques to maximise and expedite results in her clients.


  • Level II Reiki & Massage Therapist

The true starting point in 2007, Natasha’s first venture into complementary therapy was through Reiki, which then ignited her interest to pursue massage therapies. Since then she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in different styles of massage, serving a multitude of ailments. Her training is not just revolved around treatments; she also covered all aspects of business including HSE requirements and Fire Safety, ensuring that you are literally in safe hands. Evidence of liability cover will be provided upon request.


  • ILM Level 5 Coach & Mentor

Natasha joined the military in 2006 and has spent most of her career as an Instructor for both students and staff. Through this role she pursued her own avenue of CPD to become a Subject Matter Expert in Teaching, Training and Coaching. She qualified in ‘Defence Train the Trainer’, ‘Defence Training Managers’ Course and Defence Instructor Assessment & Development. She completed the ILM Level 5 Coach & Mentor Qualification with the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, learning specialist skills in memory, psychological processing and Goal Setting.  Since 2017 she has delivered specialist training to UK and overseas personnel as part of the award winning Staff Development Programme.


  • Specific Learning Differences Advisor 

Natasha spent most of her training career as an SPLD advisor, meaning she is experienced in administering the Dyslexia Adult Screening Test (DAST) and exploring a variety of coping strategies and techniques. Because of this her training delivery days, workshops and self-training guides can be easily designed to accommodate clients with an SPLD. All you need to do is let her know.


  • Other Qualifications

Swedish, Hot Stones and Warm Bamboo Massage Practitioner

Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 4 

Hypnosis Trainer 

Nutrition Coach

HeartMath Practitioner

Transactional Analysis Coach