I grew up in idyllic English countryside, so a part of me is forever playing in the woods. I spent my childhood doing ballet, sewing outfits for stuffed animals and feeling inexplicably on edge.
I tried hard to perform well in life, going to university to study English literature which brought brief moments of joy and inspiration. Finding it hard to be a human, I learnt various destructive ways to cope. I continue to unlearn these each day, instead looking within for peace and wholeness.
The remembrance that only inner work could bring freedom was a slow burn, beginning as a teenager with therapy, mindfulness and yoga. Most often, the reminder came in the form of emotional pain and unmanageability: the result of looking to the outside for relief.
My love and trust of the methods I share comes from my own experience: In 2011, I began trying to stop using destructive ways to avoid my feelings. I was sure that cutting out the ‘bad’ habits by self-will and educating myself on healthy living would solve my downward spiral. It didn’t. I could manage for a while to hold things together, but the tight grip and energy required to ‘sort my life out’ inevitably failed. Even in moments where outwardly I seemed to manage, my self-critical thoughts were running faster than ever. I lived with a fake smile and the mantra ‘I’m fine’. Self-love and inner freedom seemed impossible and idealistic goals.
At a moment when there seemed little possibility of a way out, a chance introduction to energy healing in November 2011 opened up a way to move internal blocks and release the emotions I had tried to shut off from for so long. In 2013 meditation left me clearer on how I would live, and prompted me to begin classes offering these sacred ways to transform and grow.
My attitude towards spiritual principles is non-dogmatic, empowering each individual to access their inner wisdom and gifts. My greatest passion (as well as playing in the woods and seaside) is sharing with others how to come alive through their inner resources.