Mary Franklin-Smith qualified with a Master’s Degree in Drama and Movement Therapy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a HCPC registered Sesame Drama and Movement therapist, MANTRA therapist and trainer, Clinical supervisor and Three Principles life coach.
Mary worked for over 17 years in specialist NHS mental health services before taking her own leap of faith to fully fly with Light of Mind. She learned and witnessed so much, working as the CAMHS Lead Therapist in a prison and as a senior leader at The West Yorkshire Adult Eating Disorder Service and remains forever grateful for these enriching and humbling experiences.
She continues to offer therapy, training, consultation and supervision to a range of NHS patients and health and social care clinical staff. She has made several radio, podcast and TV appearances speaking about different aspects of mental health, research and innovation. Her work takes her across the globe offering bespoke Light of Mind services in business, education and theatres. She regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and universities.
Her research interests include: Embodied group therapy, Innate Health and use of tele therapies and multi/social media. She is co-author of several academic papers and is in the process of writing a book about Innate Health and Disordered Eating with a colleague. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, three children and two dogs!