Since July 2004 Francoise Nicoloff has taken over the role of President of the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis Consultants (IARCTC). Elected by her peers, Francoise has committed herself to the position with great enthusiasm. As well as working on numerous research projects especially in Colombia, France, Francoise attended in 2007 in Mexico the Convention organized by IARCTC. In 2006-07, Francoise travelled several times to Manila in the Philippines to train Tomatis consultant and listening therapists and assist them with the opening of Ecoute, the Tomatis centre in Manila. In 2009 Francoise attended the international convention in Dublin presenting a case study on Tomatis Method and suicidal tendencies and was re-elected as President of IARCTC. In September Francoise was invited by ANATS SA to give a 2 days workshop on the importance of the ear in singing.
About Francoise Nicoloff
She has a voice, she can paint, she is dedicated to people, her name is FranĂ§oise Nicoloff, and most often her name is associated with a therapy designed by Dr Alfred Tomatis or The Tomatis Method.
FranĂ§oise Nicoloff has been practising as an Audio-Psycho-phonologist or Certified Tomatis Consultant since 1978.
Born in Casablanca (Morocco), where she stayed until the age of 3, FranĂ§oise and her family left for Australia where they spent three years. Back to Marocco for a year before settling in France, staying in Britanny, then in the Loire Valley, the family finally settled in Provence. After trying medical studies, she gained a diploma of tourism specialising in interpretation and being a guide. She was fluent in German and English and learned some Russian, Bulgarian and Spanish. Her interest in languages has enabled her to set up a fun and effective language-learning centre in Edgecliff, Sydney where several languages are taught.
As Head of excursions for a French cruise company, she sailed for 3 years around the world.
In 1976, FranĂ§oise was introduced to Dr Tomatis by her parents. At this time, FranĂ§oiseâ€™s parents planned to open a Tomatis centre in Marseilles after hearing a radio program dedicated to Tomatis.
The death of her father in 1977 touched FranĂ§oise deeply and changed her life in terms of projects. She decided to change her career and jump on Tomatisâ€™ boat. She left on her last cruise to South America in 1978 before returning to Paris to follow her first Tomatis training course.
A new world opened its door to her, finally providing the chance to follow her interests in languages, travelling and the arts, as well as helping people in need to improve their well being. FranĂ§oise continued her studies and earned her diploma in clinical psychology in Aix en Provence. At the same time as her mother, FranĂ§oise opened the first Language Centre in Marseilles in 1978.
During this period, FranĂ§oise introduced â€śThe Tomatis Method and symbolism in drawingsâ€ť to professionals using her personal technique of painting to enhance creativity.
FranĂ§oise found the chance to travel frequently thanks to her Tomatis Training activities, travelling from Marseilles to Paris and Barcelona to Milan. In 1987, she was presented with another opportunity to cross the world: to introduce the Tomatis Method to the South Pacific by flying to Tahiti and starting a Centre there. As soon as she found out about this opportunity, she thought, â€śYes, I am on my way back to Australiaâ€ť. Her dream of returning to where she spent her childhood was coming true.
She stayed in Tahiti for 8 years where her daughter was born, teaching her the joy and the difficulties of parenting. Her daughter was the youngest baby undergoing the Tomatis Program after surgery while she was 8 days old.
During her time in Tahiti, FranĂ§oise worked in many different areas, including training for educators and consultants in the Tomatis Method. Dr Tomatis liked to send her to new ventures and asked her to initiate the training and the setting up of the Tomatis Method in Japan. She also started to exhibit her paintings in Tahiti and France. (FranĂ§oise even mentored Miss Tahiti over three months leading up to competition, training her in locution, presentation and general etiquette!).
Finally, in September 1995 FranĂ§oise set foot on Australian soil. For that and acknowledging her work in spreading the Tomatis Method in new countries, FranĂ§oise won the first prize offered by Dr Tomatis at the Tomatis International Conference in 1995 in Switzerland.
Happy to have found her way back, FranĂ§oise started work as a Psychologist and a Tomatis consultant, and founded the Australian Tomatis Method, for Listening, Learning & Languages. From 1996 onwards she organised and ran Listening Programs in Newcastle, Perth and Melbourne where she also lectured, as well as in Sydney and Kalgoorlie.
Over the years, she has been in contact with thousands of families, helping children and adults with learning difficulties and helped people with communication skills and relationships problems.
During this time, she has run, on a regular basis, informative workshops (conferences, lectures, radio and TV programs, newspaper articles, and open daysâ€¦) for the public and for professionals such as psychologists, speech therapists, teachers and those in communication. She has also started to train such professionals to become Tomatis practitioners, within their own field, in Australia and overseas.
For the past 30 years, FranĂ§oise has participated and lectured in conferences, congresses, exhibitions and festivals either about the Tomatis Method, psychology or foreign languages in France, Italy, Spain, Tahiti, Greece, Japan, and Australia and recently in Austria, Manila, Mexico and Colombia.
In 2001, she actively participated in the launch of the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis Consultants to gather Tomatis practitioners, she was elected as Vice President of the Association. She is also involved in the Research Committee.
Her love of music, as shown in her participation in various choirs since the age of 14, of languages, painting, travelling and helping others has been the driving force behind her various exploits and will continue to lead her to further ventures both in Australia and overseas.
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