Rebecca Nicholson is the founder of Naked Brains – a consultancy that provides training to revolutionise how we perceive and deliver person-centred care. Naked Brains also offers other services too, including independent consultancy and advocacy. Here she explains how her own experiences have informed her career journey and work today.
I’m Rebecca I’ve got a story to tell.
A few years ago my life truly felt like
a living hell.
I was born with cerebral palsy. The education system made me believe that it may as well have been satan’s spell.
“You are a difficult child”.
“You aren’t very bright”.
“Your parents are making too much of you’re academic potential”, “you won’t amount to very much”.
Teachers at school are supposed to look after you..
instead they frighten the living daylights out of you…
leaving scars that take years to heal.
The words they say stick like glue believing what they say is the sum total of you.
I’m here to tell you that this simply not true.
You are enough.
You deserve choice and control.
You deserve to feel heard and empowered to live a life you love..
Naked Brains is here to help you.
Never lose hope. I’m here until you reach brighter days…
How I can help?
My Bespoke training programme revolutionises how we perceive and deliver person-centred care. As somebody who has a physical disability and uses a power wheelchair, I use a unique blend of personal experience, empathy and humour.
I discuss what values underpin person-centred practice illustrated through the stories straight from my heart (some may say from the horse’s mouth). You’ll laugh, cry and perhaps ponder concepts you may not have considered before.
Challenging your thoughts and beliefs about what it really means to care.
My approach is never to engage in a culture of blame but instead encourage people to be open to challenge their own misconceptions. I encourage self reflection in a way that promotes compassion and kindness towards oneself. This is when we see the ripples of change as we put humanity back into care. Our practice transforms and changes the world of the people we support.
Independent consultancy/ advocacy.
Recruitment, support, and advice.
Be part of the “clean thinking” revolution.
Rebecca Nicholson – firstname.lastname@example.org