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As a teacher Marilyn attended many courses on Child Protection and asks why none of them gave information on how to recognise “grooming” to protect children. Her three sons were victims of grooming and abuse by the Head teacher who was both Marilyn’s boss for 10 years and best friend for 17 years, therefore she has LIVED EXPERIENCE. 

Marilyn regularly speaks to the Media, public, organisations, schools, conferences, parents and children across the UK to break the culture of silence and resistance educating people with correct, relevant and vital information to prevent child sexual abuse and tune into their instincts.  

Unafraid of speaking out, Marilyn is well known for her strong, pragmatic views. Even so, she has empathy and friendly approach which reaches out encouraging people to address the issues by raising their understanding which makes for a safer future for children and their families.

Marilyn has been involved in many TV programs such as Chrissy B Show,  ‘Judges in the Dock’ with Mark Easton from BBC. She has appeared on BBC “ Songs of Praise “ and is regularly involved with BBC News, Radio 5 Live, SKY news, Press and others. Marilyn was also awarded “Most inspirational Woman of the year 2017 “

Marilyn passionately believes victims need not make their childhood abuse a life sentence – with appropriate therapy and support systems they can thrive – not merely survive!

Freedom from Abuse training is now delivered in every sector across UK.

Mob: 07484 541727
Mail: marilyn.hawes@freedom-abuse.org

I am very excited to be working along side Hertfordshire Practical Parenting Program where I will be offering mindfulness tool and skills to help enhance participants everyday lives. Through various different mindfulness activities, practices and reflective discussions we can find a way of transforming our relationship to ourselves, others and the world around us, helping reduce stress and anxiety levels giving ourselves the opportunity to feel more positive balanced and fulfilled.

Along side the Hertfordshire Practical Patenting Program I also work with Phoenix Against Domestic Abuse. These sessions offer survivors the opportunity to think about themselves and attempt to calm down their threat and drive systems which are overstimulated due to their experiences. I am able to pull upon my vast knowledge and training in mindfulness and also compassion to gift participants with the tools and practices required to take themselves out of the drive and threat system helping to activate the self soothing system thus offering the knowledge and skills required to relax and see the world through a kinder softer lens of awareness (often a very difficult place to get to having been in such traumatic situations).