I have always healed, taught and written though I didn’t know I would be so fortunate as to do it 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. I currently work as a Reiki practitioner for cancer patients in a hospice.
My vision is to make healing accessible to as many people as possible.
In 2017 I was a finalist in the Centre of Excellence’s Awards for Holistic Therapist. It’s nice to be recognised for the work that we do and at the same time I love what I do so much that my days are filled with joy regardless.
I studied naturopathic nutrition with the Centre and this has changed the lives of myself, my friends, family and my clients in deep ways.
Also in 2017, my first children’s picture book ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ was published. It is on the theme of mindfulness and is available on Amazon.
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
Rahanni Celestial Healing with Neshla Avey – Founder Elect of Rahanni
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