Jon Matson-Higgins – Principal & Senior Tutor of Anatomy & Physiology Online Courses
I was born and raised in Peterborough and moved to London in 1992 where I worked in a very demanding high profile job. Eventually, this lifestyle took its toll on my health and well-being – an all too familiar story these days.
It was because of this that I decided to give up my life and career in London, and move to Brighton for a more relaxed and peaceful lifestyle by the sea, and cherish the time with my family and friends. I love being by the sea and on the edge of the South Downs National Park and have found this incredibly calming and energising.
Before moving to London I was training as a nurse and realised very quickly that the general route was not for me. Instead, I went on to train in body massage at Peterborough City College. In 2006 I re-sat my qualifications, and have added new therapies and treatments since developing my skills and knowledge of the holistic and beauty industry.
Without even realising it, holistic health and the holistic approach has always played a part in my life, it was after my Reiki ‘attunement’ that my life pathway changed, and over the years my personal growth has been incredible. This wonderful energy has helped me to develop calmness and stillness and has helped me to recognise compassion for other people’s needs and give me the understanding for me to be a better person, practitioner and tutor. Also teaching me that being a dyslexic is not a problem, but a gift.
I have met many wonderful people on this very exciting journey and I have realised how powerful the gift of holistic energy really is and how rewarding life can be as a holistic practitioner and tutor. I was honoured to be awarded Commended Tutor for the Federation of Holistics Therapists in 2012. In 2015 I was humbled when the Federation of Holistics Therapists made me a Fellow Member, also in 2015, I was awarded FHT Excellence in Practice – Advocate. I am also registered with the Reiki Federation as a Reiki Master Teacher.
I have worked within the training industry for a number of years, training people of all ages and with very different learning needs. I am now very fortunate to own and run three training schools, Brighton Holistics, Brighton Holistics On-Line and Brighton First Aid. Brighton Holistics is the highest accredited complementary therapy training schools in Sussex with all courses being accredited by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC), Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), the Federation of Holistics Therapists (FHT), and Qualsafe. I’m a great believer that training should be fun and informative. I hold a City & Guilds Certificate in Education & Training (CET) Level 4 and am also a qualified A1 assessor and Internal Quality of Assurance Officer I am also registered with the Institute for Learning (IFL).
Ryan Higgins – Deputy Principal & Assessor
I’ve worked forAnatomy & Physiology Online Courses since the very start, offering administrative support to Jon and the team and helping out where I can.
I also work part-time as long-haul cabin crew and as part of my training I have completed a full first aid qualification and do annual refresher training as well as regularly dealing with first aid situations on board. I have found that I became very interested in first aid and the importance of knowing what to do in emergencies and would love to be able to pass on that knowledge in the hopes that it will help other people to know what to do.
Being a fully qualified first aid instructor for Anatomy & Physiology Online Courses, I hope that I will be able to teach as many people as possible these important first aid skills.
As well as teaching first aid, I am also qualified in many complementary therapies and help Jon and his team teach some of the courses when needed.