This site is intended to inspire a wider and wilder look at our health particularly in dynamic relationship with the natural world. I advocate the concept of healthcare being in our own hands and have practiced this in my own life from a very young age.
Examples of living in this way are naturally shared within client sessions but the resources here are also designed to help and inspire any passers by who may feel the whisper of 'another way' but need reassurance and inspiration to build their confidence.
The reasons people choose to work with me are numerous, varied and ultimately very individual. In simple terms, the work I do is based on identifying areas of imbalance which may show up physically, emotionally or mentally but also require the deep consideration of environmental, ancestral and cultural contexts.
Conditions, disorders or diagnoses are almost secondary in my view from identifying why and where the body is out of balance and addressing that.
This work is not a quick fix and requires building relationships and trust to be able to explore areas of life that might be having an impact on your health.
"If a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows not the flower."
Alexander Den Heijer
I work with an approach that considers 5 key foundations as crucial to our lives, health and wellbeing.
Everything is in relationship to an-other and the concept of considering things in isolation goes against my principles.
1:1 work often involves moving and balancing the energies of the body through acupressure, adjustment, deep tissue release and oil massage. Discussion, intuitive questioning and visualisation processes also play a rich role in treatment work.
Birthwork, family and mentoring follows the inspiration and dreaming of the individual or intimate tribe. We work to enable the flow and creation of life events that feel truly aligned with your heart-felt wishes.
Community gathering brings the focus away from the intense individual lens and makes space for alchemy to exist; to give breath and necessary perspective to the interconnected web of life.
I do not believe in reaching a specific 'end point' or 'place of enlightenment' but am driven to support people in simple ways of evolution and understanding; learning how we can best live within the spiritual laws of nature and the communities around us.
AGREEMENTS OF WORK
You will be my sole focus during our time together
I will invest time outside of our appts to consider your health in Continued Professional Development.
All discussions and treatments are held in strict confidence.
I will never coerce or try and convince you into receiving any treatment or medical procedure.
I will respect any decisions you make regarding working alongside other practitioners or health care professionals.
Be realistic with your expectations / time frame around healing.
Consider and try to action suggested aftercare or home study.
Please be prompt and on time for appts. Please do not arrive too early as I may be finishing with another client.
Be clear with communication and your needs; you need to feel comfortable.
Consider that your treatment may differ from someone else's. We don't have the same needs.
Payments will be made before treatment sessions.
We will agree to honest and open communication.
Neither of us shall be derogatory to the other or publicly speak in a negative regard.
We will respect the boundaries outside of our time together understanding what are reasonable hours of contact.
We will accept views or opinions that may differ from our own; keeping an open mind to personal and cultural circumstances and influences.
We will aim to resolve any issues should they arise between us sensitively and with respect to each other.