Dennis Robertson MSP is the
Member of the Scottish Parliament for the constituency of
Aberdeenshire West. Mr Robertson was born in 1956 in Aberdeen.
After attending the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh from 1968 to
1974, he moved to Greenock where he began his career in Social
Work including training at Langside College. Mr Robertson has
also worked for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Forfar and was a
Client Manager at North East Sensory Services before being
elected as an MSP in 2011.
In Parliament, Mr Robertson sits on both the Equal Opportunities
Committee and the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment
Committee, as well as being a member of several cross party groups
including Visual Impairment, Deafness, Health Inequalities and
In his leisure time Mr Robertson enjoys walking, reading, fly
fishing, sailing and most of all spending time with his family.
Meir Schneider is a pioneer therapist
who developed his method from working tirelessly to heal himself
from blindness. He is an author of publications such as the
autobiography, Movement for Self-Healing, The Natural Vision
Improvement Kit and the DVD, Yoga for Your Eye
Esther van der Werf loves
to help people regain clear eyesight in a
relaxed easy way using the original Bates Method. She first learned
this method for her own eyes in 2000 and rapidly regained better
than 100% clarity after sixteen years of mild myopia. In 2010 she
published "Bates Method Nuggets", a compilation of the best of Dr.
Bates’ writings on natural vision improvement. Her second book
"Reading without Glasses at any Age" is in the process of
publication. Visit her website,
Visions of Joy
Richard Hobday is a leading
authority on the history and practice of sunlight therapy. He is
the author of
The Light Revolution: Health Architecture and the Sun (2006) and
The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century (1999). See
for more information.
Aileen Whiteford is the
co-founder of the
College of Vision Education (Bates Method)
in London, UK and is a professional
educator, counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of
experience teaching and presenting internationally. She co-organises
the British Natural Eyesight Conferences and is a member of the
Bates Association for Vision Education (BAVE) and the Association of
Vision Educators (AVE).
Anthony Attenborough has been teaching
the Bates Method for 30 years or so, to a wide variety of people
with many different conditions of seeing. He came to the Bates
Method from a background in art and craft, having worked in the
field of stained glass for many years. He has kept up an ongoing
search into the nature of seeing through the Bates Method and other
means of help, such as Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, nutrition and
drawing and painting in order to better help people in need. From
this he developed Bates Kinesiology to give more clear feedback
about sight and what can best help it. He teaches Bates Kinesiology
Workshops and uses it widely with clients. Anthony practices in
London and Devon, where he also enjoys planting and growing trees.
Theresa McInnes is a
registered Bach practitioner and trainer. Her early professional
experience was in Primary School Teaching, and she gained her
Diploma of Education in 1969. Theresa left teaching to
concentrate on bringing up her family of four and subsequently
joined her husband in the running of the family Pharmacy
business. In 2009 Theresa retired from the "Day Job" - freeing
herself up to enjoy life and to devote more time for her passion
for Bach. Theresa continues to work as a BFRP and in addition to
providing Levels 1 and 2 training weekends, she organises a
yearly Level 3 Practitioner course each summer.
Anna Bambridge is a Natural
Vision teacher, trained with the College for Vision Education.
She has been working in the field of vision improvement for 15
years and has been teaching for 5 years. Visit her website,
is Program Manager
at The National
Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
The center provides basic rehabilitation and vocational training of
visually impaired people from the whole country.
The activities on the basic rehabilitation are directed at
rehabilitating the person’s social functions with the purpose of
optimum accomplishing a self-dependent life. The centre is a national
resource center promoting a range of services to people who are blind
or partially sighted and their associated providers.
qualified as a
Bates Method teacher in England
in 1985 and has been offering one-to-one lessons in her private
practices to adults and children of all ages and with all eye
conditions to improve and care for all aspects of vision that are
safe, natural and healthy. She is the co-founder and director
(with Aileen Whiteford) of the College of Vision Education (Bates Method)
which has trained people from all over the world
to become Bates Method teachers.