About Asentia 

Asentia is a small not for profit healing and educational organisation, run by myself, Sue Newport, with the vision of making a positive and life changing difference to the lives of people and animals. 


I am committed to:

  • Maintaining a high standard of teaching that was established in Asentia's past BTEC course

  • Sharing my knowledge, skills and experience to help people to heal themselves and animals through their relationship with themselves, their pets, other animals and nature

  • Providing a supportive and caring learning environment

  • Acting ethically in all aspects of my work

 Asentia's History


Asentia was formed in 2008. A group of us came together with the idea of sharing our various healing knowledge and skills with others. In 2009 Emily Robinson, Alison Roberts and myself established the Asentia College of Animal Healing to work primarily with animals and their carer’s. 


In 2010 the college became the first animal healing organisation to become a full member of the Confederation of Healing Organisations. In the same year we developed the first academic qualification in the UK for professionally trained animal healers. The BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Animal Healing in partnership with Plumpton College, East Sussex was launched in January the following year. 


2013 saw the completion of the second successful BTEC course and we were proud to have received a Grade ‘A’ standard from Edexcel (examining board for BTEC qualifications) in both consecutive years. At the end of that year Emily then sadly moved overseas where she still continues to teach healing, and is still a strong supporter of the work Asentia carries out and Alison moved on to develop her Garden Design business. The Asentia Team had shared their knowledge and experience on over 40 workshops and delivered more than 700 hours of academic teaching for BTEC to train professional animal healing therapists.


Over the past years Asentia has continued to run workshops based on the solid foundation of theoretical knowledge embedded in sound practical skills working with animals and people in a truly holistic way. Today Asentia is evolving and moving forward into the future where the emphasis is now on healing ourselves, learning about healing from the animals themselves, from nature and from each other so that we can all heal. Teaching is mainly led by myself and will be shared by all participants because in that way our learning will be organic, meaningful and remain with a solid foundation. 

Group of animal healing students working together
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Teacher - mentors

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Sue Newport

Founder of Asentia Healing with Animals

I have been around animals for most of my life and I believe that they have much to teach us and deserve mindful care and respect. Through my background in Nursing, Massage, Craniosacral Therapy and Animal Healing I am able to share my experiences, understanding and knowledge to help others learn how to help themselves and animals. Guiding individuals to connect with their healing ability, develop their confidence and spiritual awareness is also a privilege and arises through a joint practice of sharing and caring which I believe is the crux of the learning experience. You don't have to be clever or successful in anything to learn, all you need is a heartfelt desire to learn something and someone to believe and know that you can do it. 


Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy, Post Graduate course in Equine Craniosacral Therapy

  • Diploma in Animal Healing

  • Co-creator of a BTEC Professional Diploma in Animal Healing

  • Lectured on Complementary Therapy for the Animal Care Unit, Plumpton College, East Sussex

  • Trustee of The Confederation of Healing Organisations - Advancing the Practice of Healing

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Certificate

  • Reiki Level 3

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Sandra Slaughter

Personal Development Facilitator

My passion is for people to enrich their life experience, increase their self-awareness, confidence and access their personal power. Through my experience as a Professional and Personal Development Trainer, Coach, and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner I have learnt that to hold a deep listening space for individuals helps them to make profound changes to their wellbeing and their life. I have the pleasure of coaching and training wonderful people to align with their purpose,  develop their business, create personal development plans, enhance their relationships and general health. We all deserve and have the skills and ability to create positive change for the benefit of ourselves and others. By believing and trusting in ourselves there is no limit to what we can achieve together.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Practitioner Certificate in Emotional Freedom TechniqueLevel 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (6 Credits)

  • Certificates in Executive and Life Coaching

  • Reiki Level 1 Certificate

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