My parents were non-conformists from opposite ends of the social scale – right from the beginning I was immersed in a bohemian lifestyle and a philosophy of self-determination. Naturism and nature cure were a part of the mix. As a child I was an early client and case study with Dr Rachel Pinney, who developed ground-breaking approaches to conflict resolution and collaborative communication. My parents showed me that change is an adventure. They carried their courage and inventiveness into our experiences as children – a mix of non-standard and challenge, which fostered a love of the unknown, the yet to be explored, discovery.
In the 70s and 80s I began to study human potential in earnest – graduating from the controversial Exegesis Programme enlightenment intensive and follow up programmes covering self-actualisation and core life skills. I trained in NLP and began studying with John Heron, a founding father of Humanistic Psychology.
In the 90s I took the MSc in Change Agent Skills & Strategies with John Heron’s Human Potential Research Group at Surrey University. This was an experiential journey in humanistic theory and application, for working with individuals, groups and organisations. Alongside – I took my Reiki Masters and began training practitioners in hands-on healing and energy balancing.
In the 00s I trained with Gabrielle Roth to teach her 5Rhythms Dance movement meditation practice, and studied Healing Tao.
This potent mix of humanistic theory and practice, energy management and empowerment, and body based movement work, comes together into a flexible and intuitive approach. My practice incorporates body work, energy work and humanistic psychology – for heart, mind, body and spirit. My writing follows suit.