Helen & Rhod Gilbert

About Helen

Here I am with the lovely Rhod Gilbert just after we had finished an afternoon's filming for my 3 minute appearance on Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience Series 6 but how did I get here?

My original career path was in the world of software programming and IT and culminated in my being a Database Administrator. It was during this period of my life that I began to look for something different.

In 1996 I re-started my IT career after several years as a full-time mother and wanted to discover who I am. This was the beginning of my interest in crystals and holistic healing. My very first workshop was a Crystal Massage weekend with Denise Wichello Brown and that became the launchpad for my desire to become a complementary therapist. Following Denise's advice I began with a course in Anatomy & Physiology, followed by a number of different crystal therapy courses ranging from correspondence course to formal classroom to a 2-year diploma course with ICGT. Alongside this I began my Reiki path, initially for personal reasons, achieving Reiki Master Teacher in 2005. I worked part-time in adult education as a qualified tutor for nearly 9 years before taking voluntary redundancy, during which time I continued to develop my skills as a therapist and further my knowledge in complementary therapies.

Over the years I have completed tutored courses and workshops in:

  • Meditation Teacher Diploma (BSoM)
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • On-Site Massage & Acupressure
  • Stress Management Practitioner Course
  • ITEC Level 3 Aromatherapy
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Techniques
  • Bach Flower Remedies Levels 1 & 2
  • Hot Stones Reflexology
  • Holistic Facials
  • Bellabaci Cupping Technique
  • EFT Practitioner
  • The Balance Procedure Practitioner
  • Stress Management Practitioner/Instructor
  • Tuning Fork Sound Therapy
  • Acupressure Facial Therapy
  • SkillfulMIND Meditation Leader
  • Five Elements Reflexology

In 2011 I finally took all the nudges and hints from the Universe to develop and teach my own workshops and courses! I am currently delivering Reiki Level 1, 2 and 3 MP evening/daytime  classes, SKillfulMIND Meditation sessions, accredited courses in Crystal Therapy and one-day workshops on topics such as Meditation with Mandalas and Introduction to Crystals etc. I have plans for more workshops and courses, including online learning so.....watch this space!

In 2018 I collaborated with some other complementary therapists to organise holistic retreats in the lovely setting of Elan Valley. mid Wales.

During the Coronavirus lockdown I ventured into recording meditations and signed up to Insight Timer as a meditation teacher.

Check out my crystal collection - just a sample of the beauties I have the privilege to care for.

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My Qualifications

Reiki Master Teacher
Diploma in Crystal Therapy (ICGT)
IHM Practitioner (Teach Therapy)
On-Site Massage & Acupressure (Teach Therapy)
Meditation Teacher Diploma(BSoM)
Stress Management Practitioner & Instructor (Zodiac Complementary Therapy Training)
SkillfulMind Meditation Leader
Diploma in Massage techniques (ITEC)
Meridian Energy Therapist (EFT & TBP)
Diploma in Reflexology Techniques (VTCT)
PGCE (University of Wales, Newport)
BSc (Hons.) (Open University)

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My Other Websites

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Dreamstone Holistics

My main website where I advertise the therapies I offer and also the retreats I co-host and organise.

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Reiki Training

The website where you can find information and book on the Reiki courses & workshops I offer.

Helen sitting on  a bench at Usk Castle