Inspirational one-day training events
Our events promote emotional wellbeing and are for people experiencing difficulties in their lives and also for the professionals who help them.
Events organised by Heal And Learn Foundation do exactly "what it says on the tin” - they offer you a safe and supportive foundation, made up of healing and learning, as a basis for personal or professional growth. Each one focuses on a specific area of difficulty that may have challenged you or the people that you work with professionally. We offer you an opportunity to learn in depth about these topics and we suggest skills and resources that can be used by those who are struggling, to help them work towards overcoming their difficulties and transforming their lives. 
Jane Burton
Gill Sweeting
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Learning together - a shared experience
Our events are designed for those facing personal difficulties and professionals who offer support to them. 
We offer a collaborative learning opportunity, bringing together those who wish to grow personally and those who wish to grow professionally. We believe that when people with a life challenge and people with a professional interest learn together, they all have a much richer experience.   

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Our venues - lovely Peak District YHA properties

Our events are held in the beautiful Peak District villages of Hartington and Castleton, providing a stunning backdrop where delegates can heal and learn in a tranquil, private setting. These are YHA properties offering accommodation at reasonable prices for those who wish to ‘make a weekend of it.’ An important part of each event is an hour long ‘walk in the weather’ which we can take from the door through beautiful countryside to invigorate and refresh.
Psychotherapist GILL SWEETING and Counsellor JANE BURTON both run busy private practices in Buxton, Derbyshire. They understand, from both personal and professional perspectives, that life is a journey that can sometimes be difficult to navigate, with stop signs, potholes, crossroads and hidden dangers that can leave us anxious, frustrated, overwhelmed, traumatised and even helpless.

Having known each other for many years, and worked together in a variety of therapeutic settings, Jane and Gill joined forces to develop the Heal And Learn Foundation as a way of offering an alternative style of education to people wishing to deepen their awareness and understanding, to create new opportunities for themselves and to transform their lives or help others to do so.

Quotes from feedback on our event "Living with a partner who has died' 29th April 2017

"I loved the title of the event and felt it couldn't have captured the aims of the day any better. It will really stay with me in my bereavement work."

"I would like to thank you for such an enjoyable, informative day"

"I really enjoyed the day, was nice to have some time for myself and discuss a topic I find interesting. It was a nice calm setting and quite relaxing. Also you bopth helped make it relaxing and enjoyable."

"Just thank you. I came out lighter and with more hope"

"The tips on how to move on 'with' were very helpful. Also the information on how the brain works was very interesting and helpful."

"The walk in the weather worked really well. We were able to discover more about each other at the same time as re-invigorating ourselves."

"I loved the workshop, thank you. You both did a fantastic job, loads of interesting content and new concepts to explore (much food for thought) and all produced while we were being entertained by the Sweeting/Burton double act. I'd recommend your workshops to other counselling practitioners (I already have)."

"Although it was a long and full day, the organisation was excellent. I felt that the training was delivered on plan throughout the day, while at the same time maintaining a very friendly atmosphere really supportive of learning. It never felt rushed or that the content was compromised for the sake of following a plan. I have attended many trainings and conferences. This aspect of the day was exceptional. Very well done."

"The section on mindfulness was useful, I enjoyed that and it is something I will take away when working with clients and for myself."

"I thought the venue was beautiful and perfect for training."

"Information on the healthy mind platter and emotional nutrition [was the most valuable] plus doing the stones exercise."


"I feel privileged to have attended previous training events hosted by Gill Sweeting and Jane Burton. Events that have been fun and inspiring. The opportunity to learn and develop in a very supportive and safe space. They are a great team, delivering sensitive and difficult subject matter, offering experiential, informative and reflective practice.

Their professional delivery is welcoming and engaging from the onset. I highly recommend Sweeting and Burton!!"