What brought you to the profession?

It may not look like a straight line.

When I was young all I wanted to do was be a Primary School Teacher. I’d spend my days at school playing with the younger kids and could think of nothing better than to follow in the footsteps of my favourite teachers.

So I did. I fulfilled that dream and spent 17 years in classrooms working with children and their families from all walks of life. This included working with many children with autism and getting to know first hand the challenges and potentials that their families face. But being a teacher wasn’t quite the right environment for me to achieve what I wanted.

So I went looking for other ways. I studied Art Therapy and Expressive Therapies for Children. Then I came across Chinese Medicine.

What took me there? My passion for meditation. Meditation can be so many different things to different people. In the style I practice it changes lives.

Meditation and Chinese Medicine have a fair amount in common in that way. They both have the potential to look at root causes and both find ways for people to know themselves at a deeper level, providing a meaningful way to own health and Life.

The preventative nature of Chinese Medicine is fundamental to this depth. It excites me that there are disharmonies in the system that, if caught early, can be prevented from reaching a stage of physical disease. This brings such incredible healing potential for everyone, but especially for children who have the rest of their lives in front of them.

I have a passion for taking people from A to B. For being a facilitator of change regardless of age or health condition.
I work with all facets of general health, with a special interest in treating children and families.

What sustains you?

– My meditation practice. Not because it’s relaxing, but because it’s depth enlivens and clarifies the way I experience the world.
– The beautiful, fiery and inspiring people I surround myself with.

What is your ideal holiday destination?

Camping and walking in Mt Shasta, California. There’s something special about sleeping under the stars on this volcano. I find it’s raw beauty and magic incredibly moving.

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