Richard awakened to his spiritual purpose after he had experienced a long, intense period which he later discovered was known as the ‘dark night of the soul’, he experienced a deep depression, sadness, worthlessness and loss of power, he harboured suicidal thoughts and withdrew into loneliness, feeling lost and disconnected. Not wanting to stay this way he sought out guidance and received spiritual messages through intuitive & mediumistic counselling which give him hope and upliftment while inspiring him with a higher vision and adventure for his life that would lead him into exploring opportunities for healing and growth.
Richard went onto become a graduate of Martin Duffy’s Transpersonal Institute’s shamanic training program. He is trained in shamanic practice, advanced shamanic practice and shamanic counselling. He trained with Dr. Richard Bandler as an nlp shamanic practitioner specialising in Natural altered shamanic states and brain exploration and he experienced a weeks residential on Native Indian Spirituality and Practice. He is a Bard with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
He is also a graduate of The Irish Institute of NLP’s Accredited Mind Coaching Program, after completing an nlp practitioner and an nlp business practitioner training, life enhancement training and an nlp master practitioner with Ericksonian hypnosis training, happiness habit training, followed by their life and business coaching program and then completing the diploma in mind coaching. Richard has a specialist degree in Holistic Life Coaching.
Richard’s attitude towards learning dynamically enhanced and magnified his motivation for self-exploration. He read as many books he could get his hands on, watched dvd seminars and talks and listened to many, many audiobooks on mind, body and spirit. Richard was guided to research and visit the Arthur Findlay College for the advancement of psychic science where he completed 77 days of residential experiences on intuition, channelling / trance mediumship, healing, inspirational speaking & spiritual unfoldment. He has attended development circles for over 11 years with over 5 years in the weekly guidance of Psychic Medium Angela Dunlop.
He returned to adult secular education and gained a diploma inc accommodation in combined Behavioural and Social Sciences with the University of Ulster. While continuing with self directed learning, distance tutoring, residential retreats, & evening classes. He has a Doctoral Degree in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysics. His further qualifications and training:
- Certified NLP Practitioner x3
- Certified NLP Master Practitioner
- Certified NLP Mind Coach
- Certified Shamanic Practitioner
- Certified Advanced Shamanic Practitioner
- Certified Shamanic Counsellor
- Certified Holistic Life Coach
- Certified Transpersonal Counsellor
- Certified Energy Teacher & Healer
- Certified Life Coach
- Certified EFT (heart & soul) Master Practitioner
- Certified IET Advanced Practitioner
- Certified Metaphysical Practitioner
- Hypnotherapy Diploma
- Past Life Therapy Diploma
“Richard D. Martin is an excellent coach.. He intuitively understands what it takes to help people.. I highly recommend Richard..” – Owen Fitzpatrick, Speaker & Author of The Charismatic Edge.