United Kingdom list of qualified Vibromuscular Harmonisation Technique (VHT) Instructors
All named here have completed the Equine Touch Foundation syllabus for VHT and are currently licensed to teach.
Equine Touch Foundation Inc. Director
Dr Ivana Ruddock, New Zealand
Director of Education is a qualified veterinarian, former researcher and anatomist who wanted to find a ‘different’ way to help humans and animals. After meeting Jock Ruddock in 1999, she became very interested in VHT and ET and developed modality for dogs ‘The Canine Touch’. Ivana is considered by all who learn under her as one of the most brilliant instructors as her passion for anatomical research and anatomy comes to the fore in every class she holds. Her accuracy and attention to detail have been influential in making certain that every instructor of VHT and ET is teaching exactly the same modality in a recognisable, disciplined fashion.
Vibromuscular Harmonisation Technique (VHT) Instructors
Jo Fernandez, London and South East England, UK
Head Instructor UK and Europe, has been the one responsible for keeping VHT alive and nourishing it in the UK when Jock. sick of the infighting and politics in the human CH world, turned his back on it and focused his life on horses. A Doctor of Cymatics and Bioenergetic Medicine and a qualified Radionics Practitioner, Jo has been with Jock since 1998 and is personally responsible for dragging him back into the human side of things, making him commit to teaching and developing VHT even farther. Over the past 10 years Jo has been at the forefront of regulation of modalities in the UK and as VHT director there has been highly instrumental in setting up the modules which are now the foundation of the VHT teaching for the world.
Lyn Palmer, South West England, UK
Lynn has been with ETF since 2000 when she hosted an ET course for Jock in Glastonbury. Disappointed with Bowen she tried out Jock’s VHT and the rest is history, overnight she became an addict, building her own clinic as well as an Instruction centre at her farm, and assisting Jock and Ivana teaching in the USA. In 2003 she became the first ET instructor in the UK and in 2008 backed up her teaching modalities becoming qualified in teaching Canine Touch and VHT. When not teaching throughout the length and breadth of England or popping over the France, Lyn runs a very busy Human, Horse and Canine Bodywork clinic at her farm in Meare as well as having a large home visit clientele throughout the county.
Kate Prowse, South East England, UK
South East England – In January 2005 Kate began her bodywork career working with ET on Horses before deciding to learn about their human counterparts and studying VHT. At first this venture was in the realization that knowing the human root of the horse work would make her better ET Practitioner and Instructor but on seeing the amazing results she was having on humans she continued her studies qualifying as a VHT Practitioner. Her quest to help her fellow man has taken her further to where she is now one of the only four UK qualified VHT Instructors. You can find out more on her website www.kateprowse.co.uk
Christine Wyllie, North East of England, UK
Chris came to VHT in 2006 through learning the Equine Touch. She had been using her existing Sports and Remedial Massage skills to help her friends and horses and wanted to achieve a horse based qualification which was less hard wearing on the hands. She was immediately drawn to VHT and has found it more a more effective and long-lasting modality for helping the human body to cope with the stresses of everyday life. She became an Instructor for the Equine Touch Foundation teaching Equine Touch first and then VHT and Canine Touch. She has a keen interest in biomechanics and finds being able to work on both horse and rider very rewarding, in being able to piece together the cross-over influences between the two and in helping to improve a partnership. Chris is also an instructor with her Air Traffic Controller hat on and brings an acute awareness of student needs to help everyone to enjoy their learning experience.
Clare Brixey, South West of England, UK
I began my journey with Equine Touch and VHT 9 years ago, I absolutely fell in love with both from day one. To be honest I was blown away with the amazing results as I studied through all levels and still after 9 years of being a practitioner in both – it still amazes me every day. The experience is life changing not only for the clients but also for the students and practitioners. I live in Standerwick, Nr Frome, Somerset where I have a very successful client base. I qualified as a VHT instructor earlier this year (2016) and very much look forward to teaching new students as well as supporting existing students/practitioners in the wonders of VHT