Victoria Padma Khandro
Victoria Padma Khandro grew up in N.Ireland during the Troubles and this catalysed her passion and interest for alleviation of suffering through trauma from a young age. She began international aid in Romanian orphanages from 17 and teaching children in deprived areas from 18. Her academic studies were focused deeply on cultures of inequality and led through a PGDip and MA to a doctorate with a major focus on trauma theory. Somewhat disillusioned with the ‘ivory tower’ Victoria had been studying counselling and energy medicine whilst working with refugee groups during her doctorate time and she soon left the University setting to set up an NGO focusing on fundraising through arts events to provide funding for displaced peoples.
Victoria Padma Khandro then project managed, secured funding and co-ordinated numerous innovative projects in inner city areas, prisons, gang areas, favelas etc from UK to Americas, learning greatly about the human condition and different forms of trauma and suffering throughout her 13 year period of deep nomadism. She has also trained professionally in numerous trauma-informed modalities including IFS, CRM, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Energy Medicine and Counselling. She also took an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology with specialism in indigenous science, shamanism, eco-psychology, consciousness studies and psychedelic therapy.
In 2016 she pioneered the Wounded Healer Trauma Healing Blueprint in Manchester with a wide array of holistic practitioners and psychotherapists. In recent years Padma Khandro has been deepening a holistic integrated practice with clients and students to enable them to gain inner autonomy and insight around how their systems work which covers basic trauma insights, shamanic, ancestral and quantum work to high multidimensional teachings. Padma Khandro is a practitioner of Kalachakra Tantra – Highest Yoga Tantra for World Peace, studying with Khentrul Rinpoche and the Dzokden organisation, and this also factors deeply in the teachings and messages she shares.