Ruth Cooper-Dickson

Resilience, wellbeing and trauma-informed coach

Positive psychology practitioner BA (Hons), MA, MSc.

Certified breathwork leader

About Ruth

Ruth Cooper-Dickson is an accredited trauma-informed thrivership and wellbeing coach, and a certified breathwork leader.  She is an experienced positive psychology practitioner specialising in post-traumatic growth.  Ruth integrates breathwork into her coaching, as well as running transformational breathwork classes.

Ruth is focused on helping those who have experienced adverse life situations and difficulties to thrive.  Ruth has her own lived experience of trauma, burnout and mental-ill health diagnosis’ moving through her own recovery to healing journey.  Ruth’s journey prompted her to serve others offering individuals, a safe and sometimes challenging space to focus on what they need to unlock and grow to thrive.

Ruth holds an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, coupled with accreditation as an EMCC Coaching Practitioner.  Ruth is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  Her academic research sits within the coaching sphere and how it can facilitate the outcome of post-traumatic growth, a topic she speaks and writes about in the media. 

Coaching & Breathwork

Trauma-informed Thrivership Coaching

“Imagine your very being, as your own home. The house you can picture in your mind’s eye is who you are. The house structure may be solid, it may need a lick of paint, or may need extensive structural renovation to ensure the foundations are solid. Parts of it may need to be completely remodeled.”  This quote is part of Ruth’s coaching manifesto.  Her mission as your coach is to support you to unpack the parts you feel are important and to support you to revamp, remodel, or rebuild. There are lots of reasons why you might be feeling stuck but know that coaching could be the key to unlocking your dream home.

Breathwork Classes

Transformational breathwork is a popular circular breathing technique designed to create arousal, move beyond the conscious mind, and focus on the aspects of healing and growth.  Ruth practices holotropic breathwork, which involves monitored rapid breathing patterns and meditative music.  This helps participants enter an altered state of consciousness. 

Ruth focuses on the theme or intention of the class with a curated playlist, coupled with positive psychology interventions, such as gratitude techniques, affirmations, and journaling.

Transformational breathwork could be for you if you are keen to develop the following:

  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • Releasing and healing trauma or adverse life experiences
  • Focusing on being more positive
  • Developing emotional regulation
  • Seeking energy and performance
  • Enhancing your quality of sleep
  • Reducing chronic pain.

Ruth’s breathwork class timetable is available both in-person and online, with a couple of classes running per month.  If you cannot find a class date to suit then please do consider a 1:1 private class.

1:1 90-minute breathwork class: £25 online and £40 in-person.

If you attend in-person with a friend, family member, or partner it is £60 for two people.

Ruth can also bring breathwork classes to your corporate retreats and wellbeing events. Get in touch for more information by emailing

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Speaker, Writer, Post-traumatic Growth Researcher

Ruth is regularly invited to speak within corporates across a wide range of industries and has spoken at the Women’s Economic Forum 2020 and in the House of Lords.  She has been interviewed by BBC Radio, by the global press and has been a guest on a multitude of podcasts, including producing her own.  Ruth ensures her messages are engaging for a diverse audience, but it is her genuine, positive and compassionate style which resonates with many individuals.  Ruth provides regular expert commentary in the press and as an author is represented by the BKS Agency in London.  

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