Hello & Welcome!
A reiki therapist, yoga nidra and meditation teacher and nutrition & health coach.
I help people struggling through difficulties receive the support, guidance and tools they need to turn their challenges into healing and growth.
I'm also here if you need rest and calm. If you need to escape from your neverending to-do list to connect back to the peace inside.
My greatest wish is for all of us to understand our own strength and purpose....our own power. To learn that we have everything we need inside ourselves. We can heal ourselves...and in doing so, we can heal our communities and the planet.
But first we need to connect to our own inner voices, our inner wisdom and to know who we are.
We are living profoundly unbalanced lives today. We're busier and more overwhelmed with expectations than ever before. And we can be very unforgiving of ourselves when we - inevitably! - fall down in any one area of our overloaded schedules.
Our deep need for support, rest and slowness is regularly sacrificed, as we drive ourselves to meet everyone else's needs around us above our own.
Every time our bodies tell us there's something wrong, we resist it and push on through.
But there is more for you...
(Or should that be less?)
To create the life that feels right for you, you first need to heal your relationship with yourself.
The key to this is to take a look at the struggles you are having. Whether this is exhaustion, fear, anxiety, relationship issues, emotional eating or illness - they are your keys to unlocking the more fulfilling life you are seeking.
You have all the answers you need within you - but you cannot hear this wisdom unless you take time out....and listen.
It's time to nourish yourself. It's time to heal.
I know how you are feeling. Because I’ve been there.
So many times! This is not where I tell you a neat before and after story. (“I used to have a problem…but I followed this 10-step plan and now my life is rosy”)
Because despite our love of fairytale endings, life doesn’t seem to work that way! The growth never ends.
Because just when we think we have it all figured out, life hits us with a curve ball and we’re back to square one, wondering where we go from here! That’s as it should be. That’s how we let go of false ideas about who we are and instead some home to ourselves.
But my attempts to understand how to heal myself and grow have taught me a number of incredibly effective tools that make everything so much easier…
When I was in my mid-20’s, my life as I knew it fell apart. And I lost my health.
During a time of stress and grief, my body cracked under the strain. Overnight I went from someone who never had to think about her health to someone whose whole life became affected by physical pain, infections and overwhelming anxiety.
It felt like my whole life was unravelling – both on the outside and the inside.
At a time when I needed my body to just keep going and support me, it instead became another source of worry.
It was during this time that I discovered reiki. And it opened me up to a whole new way of seeing.
Reiki provided me with the deep comfort and support that I needed during a very difficult number of years in my life. It calmed me, healed me and gave me the knowledge that I wasn’t alone.
Meditation was also a revelation! Meditating taught me to tap into the peace and joy that is always beneath all the stress.
Good nutrition helped me nourish and support myself.
I have come to deeply understand that everything is connected.
The body does not operate separately from our thoughts and emotions…or even from those around us. We are whole beings.
And just as everything within us is connected, we are deeply connected to and influenced by other people and our environment.
I believe that the physical and mental symptoms we experience are usually an indication of what is happening elsewhere in our lives. Illness, anxiety, exhaustion and low mood do not come from nowhere.
Our bodies are constantly trying to communicate with us.
When you are struggling, it takes a village. You don’t need to figure everything out by yourself.
Learning how to move through grief, illness and the big transitions of my life was lonely at times….and confusing. I started this business to offer support so you don’t have to go it alone through your challenges.
Your struggles have the potential to be your most wonderful teachers, I promise you.
Together we can guide you through, gently discovering what it is you most need right now. You may even create a whole new you along the way 🙂
And this new version of yourself is the person you were meant to be all along.
Healing can be messy…and hard…but on the other side of your struggles is the joy of being who you truly are.
I continue to grow and heal and learn so much. I’d love to help you do the same.
Six years ago I became pregnant with my daughter and a whole new world opened up to me.
I couldn’t believe there were women everywhere walking about in the world pregnant or caring for children without shouting from the rooftops about it!
The world today is too hard on mothers. We’re expected to go about our business, not making a fuss.
Carrying on with our jobs through difficult pregnancies and sleepless nights looking after toddlers. Doing the lion’s share of the work, without anyone questioning whether we need more support.
Motherhood has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life. We romanticise the idea of the self-sacrificing woman, as if it’s the only way to be an acceptable mother and woman.
But the reality is that sacrificing yourself on a regular basis is a recipe for resentment, unhappiness and poor health. I have learned this the hard way!
You matter. And when you take excellent care of your own needs, your joy and energy will then be available to everyone around you.
I’d like to help you find a way to nourish and nurture your own needs and dreams, so you can be a better mother, partner and colleague.
How can we use motherhood to become more of who we are, not less?
I am qualified in those areas of complementary therapy I found of great benefit in my own journey:
- I am a Reiki & Seichem Master Therapist & Teacher
- I am graduate of the Irish Institution of Nutrition & Health, with a BTEC Diploma in Nutrition and Health Coaching
- I am a qualified meditation teacher through a two years of study with Dru Ireland
- I am also a Yoga Nidra teacher through study with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
- I am certified to Level 2 as a Bach Flower Remedies Practitioner
- Life experience: sometimes there is nothing better than personal life experience to teach you true wisdom! I've learned to navigate through illness, anxiety, life crises and come out the other side a wiser and more compassionate person - with a great desire to help others who are struggling through their own difficulties.