Why I Stopped Being Just a Healer
My passion into holistic healing started in my late teens, at only 19 I became chronically ill. By 1992 I began studying traditional Usui Reiki with the support of Tom McCulloch an amazing healer in Scotland now in his 80’s. Who despite living in the most basic and rural accommodation you can imagine, would be jam packed with clients coming from all over Scotland, Ireland and abroad. Tom became a great friend to me and was one of my biggest teachers, although he wasn’t my formal reiki master. My first Reiki Master was Mari Hall who travelled from America to teach reiki in Scotland and Europe.
Reiki played a big part in my own healing journey whilst I was chronically house and bedbound but like many holistic approaches I tried along the way it didn’t completely heal me.
So my healing journey incorporated a rather windy and interesting road through an array of different types of therapies, remedies, nutritional approaches with a massive chunk of my own and parent’s income along the way. I was diagnosed with a range of very unusual hard to treat medical conditions that modern medicine had no solutions for which included a threatened loss of my eye. My biggest challenges became my biggest gifts as a huge motivating factor for studying such a wide range of holistic disciplines despite living on a very low modest income. I was introduced to some amazing healers, amazing modalities and equally very poor and dangerous practices this shaped me into the therapist I am today.
I developed a huge hunger for knowledge in holistic wellbeing and the workings of the mind, body and emotions. I wanted to help others, really help others and be the best healer and therapist I could be. A shared interest in self-development from my father helped me recognise at a young age some of the biggest causes of dis-ease and unhappiness. Reiki was a great tool to help and even teach clients. But for me it didn’t fully provide clients with the skills to prevent dis-ease and disharmony in the first place. I wanted to give clients more, I wanted to give clients the powerful life skills to manifest happier and healthier lives.
I recognised I was not just a healer but a teacher. So I trained extensively in a range of disciplines, seeking the most effective training and skills that would benefit both me and my client. Skill that would empower clients to heal thy self, safely and effectively. And now I offer accredited training courses for therapists , healers and coaches including my Relaxation Therapist Training.
Every day I am grateful that I am living at least part of what I believe is living my life purpose; empowering others to live a far more healthier, happier and peaceful life
Originally published at www.stressangel.com.