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.