MEET THE TEAM

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 Our skilled team of facilitators are the backbone of The CIP Project. Their ideas help shape the direction of our work to ensure each participant gets what they need.

MICHAEL MAISEY

Founder and Lead Facilitator

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Michael is the Author of the Best-Selling Book 'Young Offender'. He has been sober for 14 years and since his release from prison in 2001 he has been on a journey practicing healing and self-development on himself to improve his life and heal the wounds from his own childhood. He went from a child from an underprivileged background, with zero qualifications to being setting up an award winning business in London. He works with all the tools which he has found to be most beneficial, he brings these tools together to help others reach their full potential and help them to step up and let their own light shine. His core belief is about 100% accountability, giving back, and transforming the lives of others from all walks of life.​

 

Qualifications

  • 2019 - MKP - Leadership Training

  • 2018 - Wim Hof - Breathwork Training Workshop

  • 2014 -MKP - Primary Integration Training

  • 2014 -Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • 2011 - London Buddhist Centre - Advanced Meditation Methods

  • 2009 -Tony Robbins - Personal Power Level 1 and 2

  • 2008 - London Buddhist Centre - Meditation Training

Personal Self Development

  • Sobriety Date 15/12/2007

  • March 2008 - The 12 Step Program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous

  • April 2009 – Tony Robbins - Personal Power

  • December 2012 – The Awakening Workshop – Clearmind International

  • March 2013 – The Edge Workshop – Clearmind International

  • September 2013 – Take 2 Workshop – Clearmind International

  • December 2013 – Men and Miracles – Clearmind International

  • March 2014 – New Warrior Training Adventure – The Mankind Project

  • Nov 2019 – Shadow Work Weekend - Tim and Mel Hall

Lived Experience

  • Ex-inmate of HM Prison Feltham Young Offenders Institution

  • Ex-alcoholic and drug addict

  • Today is 14 years sober, successful business owner, married with 2 children

  • 14 Years training in and practicing spiritual and personal development

  • Awarded 'Community Safety Hero' in 2014 by The London Borough of Hounslow and The Metropolitan Police

  • Nominated for a National Diversity Award 2020 for Positive Male Role Model

LUKE SZACHNOWSKI

Facilitator

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Luke moved to the UK from Poland in 2005, and embarked on a journey of self development. In 2015 Luke decided to get sober, and has been sober ever since. During the past 7 years he has practised and developed various techniques to help him become a better version of himself. In 2017 he enrolled in a counselling course with Clearmind International and has assisted at many of their workshops to help others reach their full potential. He attended the very first CIP Project weekend and has been a valued member from the beginning, using his skills and lived experienced to help grow the organisation.

Qualifications

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 2

  • 2 Years into a 3 year Counselling Course with Clearmind International

 

Lived Experience

  • Ex addict and alcoholic

  • Today Luke is 7 years sober, a successful business owner and a loving father to his son.

DAVE REDFERN

Facilitator

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Dave attended his first weekend with The CIP Project in 2018, and has been a valued part of the team ever since. His qualifications and lived experience have served us and the participants which have attended our workshops very well. He has over 6 years experience in mentoring and supporting others in their work and has been practicing healing and self development techniques for over 10 years.

 

Qualifications

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 2

  • 3 year Counselling Course with Clearmind International

 

Lived Experience

  • Ex inmate of HM Prison Wandsworth

  • Today Dave is a business owner, a proud father of 3 and a qualified Counsellor.

MAN CLAN ONLINE FACILITATORS

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DAVE VAUGHAN-GRIFFITHS

Dave started his journey with The CIP Project in early 2021. He has been sober for multiple years having previously struggled with addiction. After graduating from our full 1 year program in August 2021, Dave took on the role of helping other people via our weekly zoom calls online, called The Man Clan.

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JACK WALKER 

Jack started his journey with us in January 2020 and has been a valued member of our community ever since. He has dedicated his time to helping grow our organisation and asked for nothing in return. Outside of The CIP Project Jack runs a successful business and is a husband loving father to his two children.

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SARAH VAUGHAN-GRIFFITHS

Sarah started her journey with The CIP Project in May 2021, when the first women's retreats began. After suffering childhood trauma and being in a domestic violence relationship from the age of 18, and then going into a relationship with an addict who also suffers with PTSD, she had lost herself and did not know where to turn. Sarah then found CIP and started her healing journey. She is now dedicated to helping other women. She went on to gain her level 1 & 2 in Reiki Healing.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CO-ORDINATOR

GROUP CHECK-IN CO-ORDINATORS/WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS

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BONNIE BOWRON

Bonnie is a qualified Breathwork Facilitator and Holistic Therapist. She specialises in combining Homeopathy and Energy Healing to help individuals to integrate the energy from suppressed emotions and trauma within the body. This helps people become more grounded and embodied, providing a sense of well being and peace. Bonnie provides a number of therapies in both group and one to one settings. The journey through Conscious Connected Breathwork is something that profoundly changed her life and relationships. Despite years walking a path of self discovery through various therapies, this method of calming and reprogramming the sympathetic nervous system opened up a whole new world.


As a trauma-informed facilitator, Bonnie would like to offer this experience to others. If you would like to know more please follow these links.
https://www.facebook.com/Bonnies-Breathwork-and-Holistic-Healing-109272124909154/
https://www.instagram.com/bonnie_breathwork/


 

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LIAM MC'CLAY

Liam has been a chef for over 20 years working in high end restaurants and hotels throughout the UK. He attended his first workshop with The CIP Project in January of 2020 and felt so passionately about the project, he has since joined the team as our chef. In his spare time Liam is a loving father and has been sober for multiple years. He mentors other men on their journeys to getting sober.
 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CO-ORDINATOR

GROUP CHECK-IN CO-ORDINATORS/WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS

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LEWIS WEBB

Lewis attended his first retreat aged 18, having struggled with his mental health. He discovered the tools he needed to build his self confidence and now uses his skills to help run our weekly check in groups. Lewis is a fine example of change, and how any of us can do it if we truly want too.