On the 16th of September 2022 the lunchtime speaker and special guest of the Rotary Club of Bangor was Ms Vivian McKinnon of Hydro-ease, who spoke movingly about the traumas experienced during her entire childhood which led to follow a trajectory of alcohol and drug abuse in her teenage years and early adulthood.
A near-death experience forced her to turn her life around and years of self-discovery and healing work followed. After recovery, Vivian wanted to help others and began training to become a professional wellness therapist.
Today she has become a highly inspirational and creative therapeutic practitioner, an authentic and engaging trainer and international Public Speaker.
Ms McKinnon is the Founder and Managing Director of Hydro-ease, Northern Irelands only dedicated floatation Centre. She is also the founder of Wellness Consultant and the regional coordinator for SMART Recovery UK.
Vivian is committed to reducing the impacts of trauma and related symptoms using the latest approaches in neuroscience in unison with floatation therapy, developing Reconnection and Floatation Therapy (RAFT), her own unique approach to healing.