Kenzo Amariyo

Author & Poet


A.D. PH.D.(A.M.)




Since 1980


I have worked in the alternative/complimentary field for nearly four decades. My work has taken me around the world creating many opportunities for me to bring healing into the lives of others. I have worked over the years in many roles including as a professional counsellor for children, young people and adults, a massage therapist, yoga teacher, spa manager, shaman and healer and been an owner and manager of a health and wholeness store offering health foods, supplements and many services. My world-wide work opportunities and spiritual walk have made me who I am today, it has taken me through many doorways which have led me up many mountains and through many valleys.

Over the years my mobility has declined greatly with 2016 bringing the need to use a powered wheelchair. Being disabled has its challenges but I choose to see this time as a blessing. These last few years has seen me draw back and delve even deeper within and from this drawing back has sprung much wisdom and the knowledge that it is now time to write. The desire to write books has been with me since a young child and I now have the opportunity to fulfil that desire – this is the silver lining of my disability, however, I see my disability as part of my journey not the destination.

I take a holistic approach to life and believe that we are all equal and all walk the same circle of life, we where one is today, I could be tomorrow. I believe the core of humanity rests on

Love – Compassion – Forgiveness.

Always Walk in Peace – Kenzo

Qualifications & CPD

The Open University

Degree Name: BSc (Hons)
Field of Study: Health Sciences
Dates Attended: Current

University of Alternative Medicine

Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
Field of Study: Alternative Medicine
Dates Attended: 2014 – 2017


Degree Name: Doctor
Field of Study: Alternative Medicine
Dates Attended: 2000 – 2014

Chartered Management Institute

Degree Name: Post Graduate Diploma
Field of Study: Executive Management
Dates Attended: 2008 – 2009

The Open University

Degree Name: Post Graduate Advanced Diploma
Field of Study: Psychology (Child Development)
Dates Attended: 2007 – 2008


Degree Name: Undergraduate Certificate
Field of Study: Social Studies
Dates Attended: 2006 – 2007

Iron Mill College

Degree Name: Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
Field of Study: Integrative Counselling
Dates Attended: 2004 – 2006
Later on I Became: Counselling Supervisor with BACP

Herbal Healer Academy

Degree Name: Undergraduate Graduate Diploma
Field of Study: Herbal Medicine
Dates Attended: 2001 – 2003

Subjects Covered and Separate Qualifications

    • Foundation of Alternative Medicine
    • Acupuncture
    • Osteopathy
    • Pranic Healing
    • Spiritual Healing
    • Muna-Ki Rites
    • Shamanic Healing
    • Psychology
    • Integrative Counselling
    • Mental Health
    • Herbal Medicine
    • Reiki 1, 2 & Master
    • Aroma Therapy
    • Massage Therapy
    • Hatha Yoga

Continual Professional Development

Literature, English & Creative Writing – Open University

Advanced Level 3
English Grammar in Context – 15 hours
Grammar Matters – 8 hours

Intermediate Level 2
Language & Creativity – 8 hours
How to Be a Critical Reader – 7 hours
Approaching Poetry – 20 hours

Introductory Level 1
Writing What You Know – 8 hours
What is Good Writing? – 12 hours
What is Poetry? – 12hrs


Medical – British Medical Journal – (BMJ Learning)

Pre-Diabetes – 30 minutes

Diabetes mellitus type 1: update on diagnosis and management – 1 hour
Anaphylaxis: a guide to management – 1 hour

Hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus – 1 hour
Anxiety disorders in adults: in association with NICE – 1 hour
Generalised anxiety disorder: guide to diagnosis & management – 1 hour
Migraine: diagnosis and prevention – 1 hour
Managing hypertension in primary care – 1 hour
Hypertension – a guide to treatment in primary care – 30 minuets
Quick tips: food allergy in children – 10 minutes
Hip examination – 30 minutes

The management of overactive bladder syndrome – 1 hour
Urinary incontinence in women: in association with NICE – 1 hour