A year of self care

real wellness

My training in various therapies began 15 years ago, while I was struggling to help myself feel better. Daily pain – from then-undiagnosed endometriosis – meant I was battling with my full-time job in publishing alongside ongoing, invasive medical investigations. I began with a three-year crystal therapy course at weekends, with no intention of practising, but simply to learn about something that interested me. It was a catalyst for looking at my lifestyle as a whole: I gave up smoking and alcohol and felt empowered by taking my health into my own hands.

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