Vivian McKinnon

Therapeutic Practitioner, Trainer, international Public Speaker

Vivian 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.

An inspirational and creative therapeutic practitioner, an authentic and engaging trainer and international Public Speaker Vivian firmly believes RAFT is the perfect antidote to our modern frenetic world

Having almost 3 decades of lived experience of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and addiction she was introduced to floatation for the first time in 2004. After having a very profound and enlightening experience she was kean to understand what had taken place. When the owner/operator of the float center could not provide the answers she sought she decided to find out for herself, this seen her returning to education and training alongside some of the most fascinating minds in the world of the modalities she has studied, working with everyone from leaders to vulnerable and disengaged young people throughout the Charity and Voluntary, Public and Private sectors across Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon, Stephen Hughes, Alex Bunting & Margaret Bateson

"Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstaood and untreated cause of human suffering" - Peter A Levine PhD

Exploring trauma in young people/communities/vulnerable adults and how as a society we can break the cycle and bring about healing.


Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon, Stephen Hughes, Alex Bunting & Margaret Bateson

What are the main challenges faced by educators, community staff and those dealing directly with traumatised individuals? What can we do to bring about change? What is happening on the ground and highlight the success stories.