Having come from a very 'left brain' environment, I never expected to become an integrated healthcare therapist. However, as the result of a variety of profound experiences I have been blessed to receive, for the last 17 years I have been on a dual track journey. From the right brain I have been experiencing many altered states of consciousness, induced in a variety of ways including Ayahuasca and hemisync journeying at the Monroe Institute, learning how to allow my inner self to reach my full potential and in the process, how to heal and integrate my physical, mental and emotional bodies.
From the left brain I have been reading and learning, trying to understand dissociation, the psychology and physiology of stress and individual and collective, systemic trauma, epigenetics, neuroplasticity and the modern post quantum physics of the inforealm, the holographic, entangled universe, in which our minds may simply be transmitters and receivers from a universal consciousness.
During this time there have been enormous advances in medicine and idealism, the concept that Consciousness is fundamental, a concept that was abolished to the realms of metaphysics for centuries, but which is now firmly back on the scientific agenda. The perennial philosophy is alive and thriving!
I see my purpose as being a bridge between the world of modern science/medicine and the ancient healing practices of the indigenous peoples around the world. What they knew and the healing they have offered for centuries is not hippy, new age, bull... it is being rediscovered at the cutting edge of neuroscience and post quantum physics. In that process I hope not to engage in cultural misappropriation. I am a shamanic practitioner, not a shaman.
The trainings and experiences I have had include working around the Medicine Wheel with Alberto Villoldo's 'Healing the Light Body School' CLICK HERE; work with Q'ero shamans in the Andes and Shipibo shamans (and the plant medicine) in the Amazon; a remote viewing course with David Morehouse CLICK HERE; the Gateway and Lifeline programmes at The Monroe Institute in Virginia, working with hemi-sync sound and altered states of consciousness CLICK HERE; re-birthing with Deike Begg in London CLICK HERE; meditation classes at Samye Ling CLICK HERE and Dhanakosa Buddhist Centres in Scotland CLICK HERE and the Vipassa Centre in Chennai, India. Tantra classes with Martin at Transcendence Yoga, UK CLICK HERE and Ma Ananda Sarita at Osho Nisarga, India CLICK HERE
I have been a Reiki Master since 2007, I completed the Foundation Year at the Psychosynthesis Education Trust in London in January 2008, CLICK HERE, and I qualified in Craniosacral Therapy with Thomas Atlee at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in June 2009 CLICK HERE More recently I have qualified as a celebrant within the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants so that I may offer sacred, spiritual weddings, vow renewals, namings and celebrations for times of significant change and renewal. CLICK HERE
In my personal life I am married to my wonderful husband George Christie CLICK HERE - a shamanic practitioner, composer and musician. I am continuing on my quest to be aware, to live in the present, to be compassionate, to learn, to grow, to live with joy and to strive towards consciousness, which I believe is our purpose here on earth.
I aim to live each day with gratitude, saying 'yes' to life.
I hope you will allow yourself to open your mind to the possibility that you are more than your physical body and I would welcome the opportunity to assist you to connect with your own healing energy and the universal Consciousness within which we are all tiny drops or sparks.
Finally, some words of gratitude and appreciation. I could not be where I am today without all those who have entered my life as teachers, clients and students. There are too many to list, but I express my love to all of them and especially my children, Alastair and Katrina.
Namaste – from the spirit in me to the spirit in you.
Bessel Van Der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing
Alberto Villoldo: Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval
Pim Van Lommel: Consciousness Beyond Life
Johann Hari: Lost Connections
Ervin Laszlo: The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field
Jo Marchant: Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body
Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind
Thomas Hubl: Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds
Resmaa Menakem: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies
Other highly recommended reading:
Allan Botkin: Induced After Death Communication: A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss
D. Goleman and R. Davidson: The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body (Topic: in depth study of the scientific benefits of the various kinds of meditation which are not one size fits all)
Graham Hancock: The Divine Spark: Psychedelics, Consciousness and the Birth of Civilization (Topic: Consciousness and psychedelics)
Stephan Hausner: Even if it Costs me my Life (Topic: Constellations)
Bernardo Kastrup: The Idea of the World (Topic: metaphysics of Consciousness)
Gary Lachman: Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump (Topic: The use of Magick in the politics of the Western World)
Peter Levine: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Topic: The physiology of stress and trauma and the importance of bodywork)
Bruce Lipton: The Biology of Belief (Topic: Epigenetics)
Iain McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary (Topic: The two hemispheres of the brain)
Dean Radin: Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe (Topic: Consciousness and scientific experiments to demonstrate non-locality and entanglement)
Stanley Rosenberg: Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve (Topic: Polyvagal theory and exercises to release stress and trauma from the body)
Dan Siegel: The Mindful Therapist (Topic: Neuroplasticity)
Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth: Meditation as Medicine (Topic: in depth study of the scientific benefits of meditation with practical exercises)
Rick Strassman: DMT: The Spirit Molecule (Topic: Psychedelics)
Joan Parisi Wilcox: Masters of the Living Energy (Topic: The Q’ero of the Andes)
J.E. Williams: The Andean Codex (Topic: The Q’ero of the Andes)