Our Team

Introducing Sarah Bird, CEO & Founder

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Sarah Bird is an award-winning humanitarian, with over 30 years of experience in the areas of stress management, peak performance and the treatment of trauma, particularly stress and trauma arising from combat, conflict and natural disasters.

An Irish-based UK-citizen, working both in Ireland and on the international front, she has helped thousands of people, including private individuals, corporate organisations, charities and NGO’s. In addition, Sarah‘s proven success in treating the survivors of conflict, combat and natural disasters has earned her an international reputation as a highly respected practitioner in the field of trauma healing.

Combining her knowledge and training in Counselling, Energy Psychology, Conflict Resolution, Nonviolent Communication and Personal Development, Sarah empowers her clients to change their relationship with their traumatic experiences, release old patterns of behaviour and empower themselves to move their lives forward with dignity and balance.

Sarah is a leading practitioner of Energy Psychology, an emerging and fast developing modality for successfully treating stress and trauma, which is becoming recognised around the world as an effective way to help individuals and groups to self-regulate their psychological and psycho-physical health, by rapidly reducing the symptoms of anxiety, anger, trauma, and stress. Based on an integration of quantum physics, psychology, eastern medicine and spirituality, Energy Psychology uses tools to directly balance the human energy system, giving access to unconscious beliefs, blocked emotions and past traumatic experiences, and effectively change them.

Sarah is the Regional Coordinator in Ireland of the Association of Complementary Energy Psychology (ACEP), the worldwide organisation which regulates and promotes the practice of Energy Psychology. She is a Member of the Humanitarian Committee and was the first person in the world to be awarded and recognised by ACEP as a Certified Energy Health Practitioner (CEHP).

In Ireland, Sarah has been associated with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, and has delivered support and training programs for the Catherine McCauley Open Door Project and the Irish United Nations Veterans Association. Her humanitarian projects also include ‘Facing Forward’, a mediation and social change group working towards introducing and integrating restorative justice into the Irish judicial system.

Sarah is a member of The Institute of Directors (Ireland), The Dublin Chamber of Commerce, The Association of Coaching Ireland.

In 2007, Sarah received the ACEP Humanitarian Award for her work in post-earthquake Pakistan.

Mentor: Dr. Roshan R. Billimoria

Working with Sarah Bird

In recent years, Sarah has been mentored by Dr. Roshan Billimoria, former Chairperson of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organisations, and also the UN/NGO representative at the Iceland Peace Summit with Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev. Dr. Billimoria has provided the following Letter of Reference (dated July 2012) supporting Sarah Bird:

Original Letter Roshan Billimoria

“I find the essence of mentoring to be a sacred trust in which the personal and professional, the local and global – partner and support each other. And where neither of these aspects dominate, to the exclusion of the other.

All too often, in fast-paced cultures and societies individuals, organizations, even communities searching for support and skill-training in the arena of leadership development, effective collaboration and humanitarian initiatives are willing to settle for uni-dimensional avenues towards achieving their stated goals. And yet, the end result of such an approach is often barren, lacking in inward fulfillment and outer sustainability.

Pre-packaged models, jargon-laden nomenclature and ‘techniques’ super-imposed on an organic process of experiential, professional growth tend to leave little or no room for the authentic, joy-filled unfolding of inner aspiration and vision. Which is in fact, the true precursor to outer manifestation.

In that sense, mentoring involves a willingness and commitment from both parties, to engage in a foundational process that becomes integrated into the very core of one’s life and living.

Sarah Bird has brought her blazing vision, her well-honed sense of integrity and indomitable commitment to honoring the work she undertakes. Her remarkable aptitude and the wealth of experience and expertise she has acquired – and continues to build upon – places her at the head of the pack.

She forges ahead, courageously and with compassion; acquiring the necessary skills and experiences on an ongoing basis – in service of the principles and causes she holds dear. Noteworthy: Sarah Bird is a visionary with both feet planted firmly on the ground.

We are fortunate to have in our midst a Leader of her outstanding calibre: a person who has consciously chosen to point the way, with both Head and Heart.

Roshan R. Billimoria
Former Chairperson, UN/NGOs