I don’t pretend for a minute to be perfect and have amazing health and well-being. I am a wounded healer like so many who do become healers. However, I am conscious of my wounds and am so grateful for my experiences as they enrich the work I do and help me to relate better to those I work with.
I am conscious of my wounds and am so grateful for my experiences as they enrich the work I do and help me to relate better to those I work with.
My journey as a healer has been intricately woven with my own journey of healing. I always knew I wanted to work with others in a healing capacity. It was only while completing a stint of care work in the UK in 2003 that I made the decision to return to studying and I began the intense journey of obtaining my Psychology Master’s degree. This involved a great deal of introspection as well as my own therapy. Through this I gained an even greater respect for psychotherapy, particularly as I worked with an amazing psychologist who introduced me to hypnotherapy. I knew immediately that I wanted to add hypnotherapy to my toolbox as I experienced often how working from a head space resulted in a ceiling being reached because of my defences. These defences could make the process a possibly limited, as well as long and costly one. Hypnotherapy enabled me to have better access to the deeper unconscious aspects of self. This resulted in some powerful healing for me and I have seen the same with many of my clients.
For the first time I was addressing the physical and energetic aspects of myself while working with very deeply held beliefs and memories.
After I completed my Master’s degree I worked largely in the field of trauma which was very heavy work and personally triggering. It was at this time that I was introduced to BodyTalk and experienced profound healing and shifts from this work. For the first time I was addressing the physical and energetic aspects of myself while working with very deeply held beliefs and memories. I knew that I needed to add BodyTalk to the treatment I offered in order to achieve true healing and wellbeing.
Over the years my interest has grown in the fields of mindfulness (in the form of meditation as well as body-based mindfulness), self-care and stress management, a continued focus on trauma and consistent research into the bodymind connection and psychoneuroimmunology. I have stuck my nose into many conventional ways of working (recently learning the very exciting modality of BWRT) and dipped my toes into the more esoteric streams of knowledge, such as learning Reiki.
In recent years my children have entered my life and have become two of my greatest teachers as they mirror my complex and still-healing inner child. I have also battled with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome which has caused me to focus on my physical health in a way that I never have before and this has led me to feeling emotionally stronger than I ever have before.
My journey continues. Every day I grow, I fall, I learn, and I work with incredible people who I am so privileged to meet, work with and learn from in turn.