What, when and where was your first experience of complementary therapies?
First experience of complementary therapy was at 19 after leaving home and moving to new flat. I developed bad bronchitis which was recurring and was given yet another course of antibiotics. I could see that each time I got ill the symptoms were getting worse and so when I could finally get out of bed I went to the local health food shop and asked them what I could take for bronchitis and they recommended a homeopathic remedy. The result was remarkable. I improved so much and although it still returned I would take the remedy and saw it getting less severe each time. From that time on I always looked for alternatives but it took me a long time to really understand the depth and range of homeopathy.
What made you decide to treat others?
During my 30’s I developed some quite chronic health problems for which conventional medicine had little to offer. I tried so many different treatments and looked at different models of health that I acquired a fair amount of knowledge myself. Some of the therapists I was seeing suggested I should study as I had a lot of anecdotal knowledge. It took me a long time to decide what to study.
What influenced your treatments the most?
What made me choose homeopathy was an experience I had going to work for a homeopath. I was so shocked by the breadth of what could be done with homeopathic medicine When she started to give me literature to read about it I discovered that it was a truly complete system encompassing the mental, emotional and physical symptoms of human beings.
Describe Holistic in less than 10 words:
Observing the whole of a system not just its parts.
Who/what is the biggest inspiration on your journey?
My teacher Robert Davidson, who is one of the brightest people I have ever met and made me see the world in a whole new light. The homeopathic philosophy is so different to the conventional view that most of us accept as true.
What role do your therapies play in the way you live?
The mantra we use in homeopathy is, ‘Is my response appropriate,’ and so when you observe in your daily life how inappropriate our responses can be sometimes it is a real eye opener. It makes you really reflect on what kind of human you are and how you influence the world around you whether it is at home at work. I always say we all know what we should be doing but are unable to make the changes in ourselves that we would like to and that is where homeopathy comes in.
What do you hope your clients to experience when they get treated by you?
I hope people feel they get some understanding that change is possible for them and that something they may have struggled with for years does not necessarily have to be that way and that they experience my support for them, as the road to change is not always easy.
I would also like them to experience more self-empowerment as we say that everyone heals themselves.
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