- Applied Kinesiology to Level 4
- Reflexology to ITEC Level 3
- Conception/Fertility & Maternity Reflexology
- RLD (Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology)
- Bio-energy Healing Level 1
- Bio-energy Healing Level 2 (Practitioner Level)
- Naturopathic Nutritional Advisor
- Access Conscious Bars Practitioner
- Shamanic Healing Practitioner
- Independent Celebrant
Over 20 years ago I went through a lengthy period of ill-health. I felt I had exhausted all orthodox remedies and was told by the medical profession that I just had to “amend my lifestyle” to allow for my ill health. I was only 26. I was ill, exhausted and depressed. However, “amending my lifestyle” wasn’t an option. I had a job, a husband, family responsibilities and a home to care for. There wasn’t any room for “amending” anything let alone my “lifestyle”.
Eventually, on one damp day where my mood and energy levels matched the weather, I stumbled into a health food shop where I was given the number of a Kinesiologist. I was sceptical and to be honest, nervous, before that first appointment but after seeing the Practitioner and applying her recommendations within 6 weeks I was a different woman!
Now, don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t a “magic wand”. I had to make changes, mainly dietary and some were pretty hard! However, the results spoke for themselves and this spurred me on to learn more about how it worked and if it could help others in my family.
For several years I studied on and off around family and financial commitments. I never, at that time had any intention of touching what I would call “real people” i.e. people who weren’t family or close friends, until finally, a fabulous opportunity presented itself to consolidate my learning and set up Health and Healing For All at the behest of my loving and very patient husband who declared ” you’re only really happy when doing that stuff”! In the beginning, I worked mainly mobile, then from our home until finally, I moved into small premises in the centre of Carlisle. In 2015 due to demand, I moved into larger premises also in the centre of Carlisle and then due to demand once more I moved out of the town centre to Currock Community Centre in 2018 to a community building where I could hold larger workshops (more of that later).
The Kinesiology Practitioner I saw all those years ago had also recommended I try Reflexology treatments and I found these brought about a real change in my long-term health and were an excellent complement to the Kinesiology treatments. I felt sure my clients would feel the same way so I studied and qualified to ITEC Level 3 Reflexology with the excellent Athena School of Natural Therapies in the West Midlands (www.athenaschool.co.uk)
Shortly afterwards I saw an advert for Baby Reflexology training so I travelled to Dublin and studied Babyreflex. I now have the enormous privilege of working with babies. This includes, should they wish to learn, teaching their parent’s reflexology techniques for them to use so as to extend the positive effects of a treatment session. Babyreflex can support digestive disorders, colic, acid reflux and sleep issues.
My love affair with Reflexology continued and shortly after I qualified in Conception/Fertility and Maternity Reflexology at the Zen Holistic Training Studio in Warrington and since then I have had a special interest in supporting mums to be in their journey to a successful conception and beyond.
My interest grew further when I was fortunate to gain a place to study under the amazing Sally Kay and as a result, qualified in RLD (Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage) and shortly afterwards I was endorsed by the prestigious Association of Reflexologists.
A good practitioner has a responsibility to keep up to date with new developments in the world of Alternative Healthcare so in 2008 I began learning about Bio-energy Therapy and became so impressed by it that I trained in it myself and completed my Level 2 Practitioner qualification in Bio-Energy Therapy and can honestly say it has proved to be one of the best additions to my practice to date. Clients see transformative results!
As time progressed, the more I worked with clients, the more strongly I felt about the connection between good nutrition and optimum health so to complement my other therapies I qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritional Advisor with the Natural Healthcare College.
In 2016 my practice expanded into the Midlands and I now offer appointments in Northamptonshire – if you would like to book an appointment in this area please contact me for further details by emailing me at email@example.com
In summer 2016 I was approached by a large company with a view to designing, developing and delivering bespoke “Health & Wellness” Programs for the corporate sector – tailored to the individual needs of the business and their employees. The goal was to increase turnover by reducing staff absence costs and improve employee retention. I found I really enjoyed this element of my practice and have had since then the privilege of working with Highways England, AgeUK and the National Day Nurseries Association.
In August 2016 I was delighted to be accepted by the prestigious Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) (www.cnhcregister.org.uk) and added to the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register of therapists.
In October 2017 after 2 years of research, I took the plunge and trained as an Access Bars Practitioner and it has been a fabulous addition to my practice especially for those clients suffering from deep-rooted emotional issues and/or anxiety.
Many clients requested that I run group sessions or workshops so they could expand their knowledge and could bring along family and friends. From this came an annual schedule of workshops on topics such as Stress, Menopause, Mental Health and Unexplained Fertility. On 10th March 2018 I was blessed to move into new premises at the lovely Currock Community Centre, Lediard Avenue, Carlisle, CA2 4BS where there are larger facilities for my ever-expanding list of workshops.
April 2018 turned out to be an auspicious month as mid-month I finally qualified as an Independent Celebrant – something I had wanted to do for over 20 years (I once nearly applied to become a registrar!) and now have the absolute privilege to provide beautifully unique wedding, vow renewal, funeral and naming ceremonies. At the end April 2018, I finished over 3 years of training to qualify as a Shamanic Healing Practitioner which combined with the Bio-energy Therapy is providing transformative results for my clients. I am now in the stages of completing my “Transformational Alchemic Energy” training in 2019. So here I am, many years, one divorce, and then very happy new marriage later, at 49, with the best health of my life and blessed to have a job I love and the privilege of working with ample private and business clients. If you would like to discuss your health issues, business needs or desire to have a bespoke wedding, funeral or naming ceremony, please feel free to contact me on 07889648238 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org