The Healing Tree
The seed of The Healing Tree organisation was first planted in 1999 in Dorset and has grown steadily since that time. Now firmly rooted in North Cornwall at The Healing Tree Centre, it is still growing and offers a wide range of therapies and healing and also a diverse range of events and workshops.
A bit about me and where I come from and how I now bring that shamanic understanding into my life. I was first catapulted into the journey with spirit when, aged 20, my Mum died unexpectedly but peacefully. Up until then, I had dabbled as a young teenager with different faiths and religions, coming from a C of E background and being drawn early on to eastern mysticism. I always knew there was something else, something tapping me on the shoulder, but I didnt know how to open the door.
The shock of losing my Mum, along with other issues, sent me into a spiralling world of severe anxiety and major panic attacks and for several years was unaware of how to reach out for support. A few years on, I went for some readings and support from different Mediums, initially to gain confirmation (Though I had the "knowing") of the afterlife. These gave me a certain insight and some confidence but, being an Aquarian and seeker of Truth, I wanted more. I was now slowly pulling myself out from the darkest depths that I had been in and reach out for the light.
I found my own path out of my state of anxiety through regular meditations, relaxation technques including Tai Chi but most importantly spending as much time out walking and immersing myself in nature. This is where my soul is truly at peace, amongst the trees, gazing at distant views or my bare feet firmly gripping the soil.
In the 90's I rediscovered the calling for understanding the other realms I could feel all around me and finally took the plunge with some formal shamanic training in all the healing methods of a shamanic practitioner. I could now see all the pieces starting to come together. Once iniitially trained, and to my utter disbelief but unable to resist the calling, I found my self running a shamanic drum circle in 2002. Initially it was to meet like minded people, this from someone who once really struggled to utter my own name in group situations. This is still running today and has been continuous for over 16 years. I give gratitude for life and for all my teachers
I have been practicing as a shamanic healer for 16 years and feel truly blessed to be able to assist with positive change in those that come to see me.
I have a deep inner connection with the natural elements and have worked in nature conservation and education training for many years and I bring this natural energy into my healing and guidance. I have walked several different spiritual paths until a spiritual awakening showed me the true way of the shaman. I formalised my teachings with The Sacred Trust and have since studied under many different teachers, elders and shaman, both in the UK and during my travels abroad in Africa, Nepal and South America. Within my organisation, The Healing Tree, I love to work with ceremony and in community to encompass the elements around us and to acknowledge our place in the web of life.
“May you walk in beauty”
ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage