- Reiki Master
- Certified Practitioner in NLP (ABNLP)
- Certified Time Line Therapy Practitioner
- Certified NLP Coach
- Certificate in Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection
- Trained with the Healing Trust
- 30 years meditation experience
- Co-developer of several energy practices
- Volunteer as a complementary therapy practitioner at a local hospice
For many years I have had an abiding interest in our extended consciousness which eventually led me to learning about energy therapies. I’ve trained to Master level in Reiki, learned Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection, several other emergent healing practices, and many meditation approaches. More recently I have developed my own energy therapy in the form of Energy Balancing, which assimilates all the various energies that I have developed my ability to flow over the years. I’ve been a personal coach for 20 years. I take my continuing personal development seriously, have a daily meditation practice, and take further professional development modules regularly. I’m particularly interested in making meditation accessible to people and synthesizing some of the many approaches that exist to offer a way of meditation which fully embraces our human-ness rather than denying or ‘rising above it’.
In parallel, I have found that practicing NLP and coaching balances the non physical aspects of energy therapy and brings the benefits of it into our conscious awareness. This helps to consolidate changes made at an energetic level. Conversely, I have also found that coaching and NLP approaches can open the way to accessing energies at a much deeper level. The two approaches can work very effectively in unison.
For more about my philosophy, and why I do what I do see here.
I love working one to one with people from all walks of life and all parts of the world, to find ways for them to open up to a wider experience of who they are, how they connect into the scheme of things, and find out for themselves what they have to offer uniquely.
I have also volunteered one day a week at a local hospice offering energy therapy to staff, patients, carers and bereaved relatives. I found this work very rewarding.
I’m currently writing a book about the connection between physical and non physical consciousness.
I have also studied mindfulness and many other meditation approaches, both informally and experientially, to explore their benefits and limitations. From those experiences I have come to realise just how simple meditation can be, and use this knowledge to encourage others to incorporate the simplicity of a daily practice into their lives.
All my life I have had a deep and abiding love of India, precipitated by spending 3 years there as a teenager, and I have revisited it several times since then. When I visit, I feel like I have come home, as I experience the deep connected-ness that exists wherever one goes there, whether it be experiencing simple Indian village life or visiting age old temples. Even the craziness of the traffic, as viewed by westerners, has an absolute perfection – the deep reverence for life means that there are far fewer accidents despite the lack of adherence to formal road rules. I love it! And I try to bring the joy that I experience from that vitality there back with me for others.
I grew up in England, Ghana and India, qualified in Electronic Engineering, and followed a fascinating and high-powered career in international data communications at Reuters, until the call to have a family came.
Whilst my two children were growing up I explored a number of interests, including garden design, art, personal coaching and sustainability and many ‘alternative’ approaches. This allowed me to inspire and help others to enjoy life and develop – and to give back to the world all that I have been blessed with.
I’ve spent a lot of my life helping individuals and groups to live more fully and mindfully in the world. I’ve led a local sustainability group and also been active in environmental campaigning. I know the pressures of maintaining equilibrium, having held a senior technical position in Reuters, and later in caring for ailing parents. I’ve brought up a family and juggled the conflicting demands that entails.
In my spare time I enjoy developing my creative skills, through painting and gardening primarily.