A facilitator and therapist/healer for over three decades.
Therapy – In 1989 I embarked upon my first massage course, this led to training in healing, energy release work and aromatherapy.
In 2000 my focus changed to personal growth. The main modalities studied were EFT, EmoTrance (a form of somatic counselling), Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Theta Healing and Digging (getting to the core of an issue) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Teaching – From 1992 – 2000 I taught massage and aromatherapy for Edinburgh Adult Education and many community and health projects. From 2000 my interest in teaching shifted from bodywork to stress reduction and relaxation, a couple of years later adding meditation, mindfulness, personal and spiritual growth. I also taught EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Reiki Practitioner Training.
Personal – I have had a keen interest in health and well-being since my teenage years when an illness prompted me to use diet to regain health and strength. A few years later working as a chef in a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket sparked off an interest in all things alternative. By my early twenties I had enrolled on my first Therapeutic Massage course. I love the outdoors, walking, cycling, meditation and learning new modalities in personal and spiritual growth. (I have been on a lot more courses than are mentioned above!)
Organisations I have worked for include:
- Be-Well (formerly Craigmillar Health Project)
- Edinburgh Council
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Panmure House
- Body Positive
- Virgin Money
- Care for Carers – various locations in Edinburgh and W Lothian
- Bridgend Community Center through West Lothian Council
- Edinburgh Council
- Chi for Women
- Nero Health and Beauty
- OMH Therapies
- Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Center
- Kilravock House
- Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
- Pilmeny Development Project
- First Statement Investments
- Link Up
- Mellon Newton
- Spice Scotland
- Stepping Stones
- Single Connection
- Several Solicitors Firms
- The Flourishing Well
- And many more…