I have always healed, taught and written though I didn’t know I would be so fortunate as to do this for a living.
For the first part of my life I was a journalist and worked in communications for a number of different organisations including the Red Cross in the UK and overseas. To raise awareness of Red Cross programmes I travelled to places like Chernobyl, Bosnia, Ethiopia and China. I was privileged to have worked on the campaign to ban landmines, a campaign that culminated in the involvement of Princess Diana and led to the International Mine Ban Treaty signed by 162 countries.
In 1998 I moved to India and became fascinated by Ayurvedic medicine. It was then my journey into the world of healing became more serious.
I learnt yoga, Reiki and became more skilled in massage.
In 2013 after attending a workshop by renowned American energy healer Donna Eden I embarked on the Eden Energy Medicine certification programme. After three years of study I am now a qualified Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner with the ability to test the body’s energies for blockages and imbalances. I work in a holistic way to address these so as to help the body’s ability to heal itself.
I regularly teach Eden Energy Medicine workshops, how to do Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Reiki having qualified as a Reiki Master in 2015.
In 2015 and 2016 I was a volunteer massage therapist at the Glastonbury Festival working in the Disability Field. I have also worked as a massage therapist for global organic products retailer Neal’s Yard Remedies.
My vision is to make healing accessible to as many people as possible.
I have just found out I have been awarded the Runner Up award in the Inspiration Category in this year’s Centre of Excellence Awards – wow!
I studied naturopathic nutrition with the Centre and this has changed the lives of myself, my friends and family and my clients in deep ways.
This is the feedback I received from the Centre of Excellence:
“Thank you for taking part in the 2017 Centre of Excellence Awards
There were some very high standards set this year with hundreds of entries to the awards making it very difficult for us to choose our winners, so much so that the judges also wanted to recognise those who still stood out from the crowd in a Runners Up Category.
We are so proud to announce that you, Hilda, came Runner Up in the Centre of Excellence Awards 2017.
The judges chose a small selection of entries that came so close to winning when it was such a hard decision, that we thought we have to give them the recognition that they deserve, and you were chosen as one of our runner ups, so a HUGE Well Done.
You have shown real guts, determination and are an inspiration to the whole team at the Centre of Excellence, so we wanted to recognise your talents.
We are truly proud of the talent that you have shown. You are a huge inspiration to others and we would like to say a huge thank you for taking part in our awards!”
My studies began with a BA (Hons) in English. Subsequently I undertook the following course of complementary health education and am fully insured and licensed to practise:
Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner – three years training with pioneering American energy healer Donna Eden of Innersource
Reiki Master and Teacher – studied with Learn Reiki Bristol and Reiki Evolution
Diploma in Swedish holistic body massage – Bristol School of Holistic Therapies
Diploma in Indian head massage – Therapy Training School
Diploma in Thai hand and foot massage – Therapy Training School
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner – with EFTMRA and Karl Dawson
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner – trained with Matrix Reimprinting founder Karl Dawson
Diploma in Bach Flower Remedies – School of Natural Health Sciences
Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology – School of Natural Health Sciences
Certificate in Nutrition in Everyday Living – the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)
Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition (Distinction) – Centre of Excellence Online and the International Association of NLP and Coaching)
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Member of the Reiki Association
Member of AAMET (the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques)