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Meet the 3 foot Donna and Dermot at Lupton House this summer

Date for your diary – Lupton Holistic Festival 2018 4th and 5th August. I shall be reading from my picture books in the Donna and Dermot series including Donna and Dermot on the Move which is about mindfulness. Also debuting the 3 foot versions of the main characters for your little ones to meet. They have been made by the wonderfully talented Beck Tallamy of Tall Amy Bags. See you there.

#luptonhouse #picturebooks #naturalhealth

Meeting Anita Moorjani

The awesome Anita Moorjani signing a book for me at her workshop in Bristol on 2 June. I gave her a signed copy of my picture book on mindfulness ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move‘. Enthralled by her idea of opening healing sanctuaries for those with chronic, long term illnesses.

Anita is a cancer survivor. She had a near death experience in 2006, and wrote about it in her best selling book ‘Dying to be Me’ published by Hay House. Here she chronicles her journey from what was classified as terminal cancer back to health.

Her second book ‘What if this is Heaven’ discusses changing the current paradigm of our conventional healthcare system to focus on health rather than illness. She is currently writing her third book.

#anitamoorjani #dyingtobeme #hhukevents

Totnes Health and Wellbeing Festival this weekend

I will be at the Totnes Civic Hall this Saturday (19th May) for the Health and Wellness Festival.  If you would like a 30 minute Reiki healing session with me then this is the place. I will be there from 10 am to 5 pm and look forward to meeting you.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can assist with anxiety, stress and pain.

I will also be offering Rahanni Celestial healing. This is similar to Reiki and balances the male and female aspects in all of us and opens up our heart centres to give and receive more love and compassion.

Come and hear me speak about both Reiki and Rahanni during the day.

Dartmouth Chronicle features World Book Night Event

An article from ‘The Dartmouth Chronicle’  of the recent World Book Night where I was a speaker.


It was inspiring to listen to fellow writers such as Philip Reeve and Elizabeth Ducie. Philip’s book ‘Mortal Engines’ is being made into a film by director Peter Jackson and is out this December.

World Book Night and my picture book

What a sunny happy day that was – photos from the World Book Night event last Saturday where I spoke about how reading builds empathy, the importance of literacy and read from my picture book Donna and Dermot on the Move.

Thanks for my publisher Pegasus Publishers and the illustrator Jamie O’Neill. Also to Devon LifeThe Reading Agency and Stoke Lodge Hotel where the day was held.

Donna Eden and Innersource stock my picture book ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’

Thank you to Donna Eden who is one of the inspirations for the main character of my children’s picture book Donna and Dermot on the Move. It’s about a girl and her dog and how they cope with the change of moving house. Today it’s available from Innersource, Donna’s organisation. Here is the link:

Reading ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’ in Newton Abbot


Myself with Alex and his lovely Easter bonnet at Passmore Edwards Centre library in Newton Abbot this morning. I was delighted to be given the chance to read my picture book about moving house Donna and Dermot on the Move to the children and parents there. It has been illustrated by Jamie O’Neill and published by Pegasus Publishers.

The library has a copy and you can also buy it on Amazon and

#picturebooks #mindfulness #NewtonAbbot

Some upcoming classes in Totnes in April and May



Some upcoming classes I am holding at The Arcturus Clinic.

In April: Boost your energy by learning the Eden Energy Medicine daily energy routine. This routine has given me a stronger immune system and greater mental clarity. It’s simple to do and is only five minutes long.

In May: Learn Reiki with my Reiki 1 class for self healing and for doing Reiki on family and friends.

This course includes:

– A course guide
– Four attunements to be opened to Reiki energy
– A history of Reiki
– The Reiki principles and precepts
– Self healing
– Treating others
– Aura and Chakras
– The first 21 days

For more info contact me on 07983216793 or

If you would like to book, the Daily Energy Routine workshops are £15 and the Reiki 1 workshop is £100

To book bank transfer details are as follows:

Account Name: H Kalap

Sort Code: 40 47 68

Account Number: 80622281


Plymouth Library Readings on 17th March – ‘Donna and Dermot on the Move’



I will be doing two library readings of my picture book about mindfulness Donna and Dermot on the Move on Saturday 17th March:

10:30 am at Plymstock Library in Plymouth followed by
2 pm Crownhill Library, Plymouth.

In between I hope to get time to visit Plymouth Hoe Waterfront

Join me and get a signed copy!

#picturebooks #mindfulness #libraries

The power of EFT

A recent client testimonial from Sandra which shows how Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) can be so powerful:

“I’ve had three sessions with Hilda and all of them changed something deep inside. I literally cannot be the same person I was before every session. A little bit of my soul was released and had more space to move inside, and that has been shown and manifested with more freedom to move in different ways, from moving my hands in new ways and saying “That’s enough” in spaces when that I was not even aware of what was happening. I am thankful for the new understanding, releases and subtle deep transformation Hilda brought into my life.”

For anxiety, phobias, addiction, low self esteem, energy blocks, procrastination, financial issues and so much more, EFT can help. Call me for more info or to book your session today. Sessions can be carried out via Skype/Zoom globally.


Library readings in March


Dates for your diaries – four storytimes where I will be reading from my children’s picture book Donna and Dermot on the Move. It is on the theme of living in the now. The book was illustrated by Jamie O’Neill and published by Pegasus Publishers.

– 11 am Newton Abbot Library Saturday 3 March
– 10:30 am Plymouth Public Library Saturday 17 March
– 2 pm Crownhill Library, Plymouth on Saturday 17th March
– 11 am Exeter Library on Saturday 24 March

Hope to see you at one of these! There will also be colouring in activities for your children and a short talk about mindfulness.

Also signing copies if you would like one to take away with you.

#picturebooks #mindfulness #NewtonAbbot #Exeter #Plymouth

Join me for library readings in March

Dates for your diaries – two storytimes where I will be reading from my children’s picture book Donna and Dermot on the Move. It is on the theme of living in the now. The book is illustrated by Jamie-Leigh O’Neill and published by Pegasus Publishers:

11 am Newton Abbot Library Saturday 3 March

10:30 am  Plymouth Central Library Saturday 17 March

2 pm Crownhill Library, Plymouth Saturday 17 March

11 am Exeter Library on Saturday 24 March

Hope to see you there!

Also signing copies if you would like one to take away with you.

#picturebooks #mindfulness #NewtonAbbot #Exeter


Give Rahanni a try

Try Rahanni Celestial Healing with me – it works on a higher vibration and a deeper level than any other healing modality at this time.

‘Rahanni’ means, ‘of one heart’. There is no separation, we are from one divine energy source.

‘Rahanni’ helps:
– Balance the masculine and feminine aspects of every man, woman and child.
– It is possible to release our fears and any negative energy that we accumulate from our experiences on this earth.
– It will help us with communication and to gain control over our lives.

The difference is the vibration. Rahanni works on a higher level therefore healing in a much deeper way.
It vibrates on a pink ray of light, balancing the heart centre bringing forth love and compassion to each individual soul.

Who can benefit?
Everyone! Especially children.
They are open to these higher energies. It has been known to benefit those children diagnosed with hyperactivity and A.D.D.

The client’s body will decide how much of the healing light is required to assist healing physically, mentally and emotionally.

Reiki in a hospice and the Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust

I am hugely honoured to have started working as a Reiki practitioner in a hospice for cancer patients. This role is funded by the The Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust established by Angie Buxton-King and her husband Graham King.

They have now opened the Sunflower Lodge in Cornwall – free holiday accommodation to cancer patients anywhere in the UK.

It is a totally self-contained holiday lodge with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, fully furnished with everything you could need for rest and relaxation in the beautiful Cornish countryside with easy access to both north and south coasts.

I am sure many people would benefit from this so please email Angie Buxton-King for further information.

Massage in Totnes

Since moving to Devon 18 months ago I have been fortunate to have established a holistic health practice in Totnes. I offer massage in Totnes from the Arcturus Clinic and the Totnes Natural Health Centre. The three kinds of massage I offer are: Swedish holistic body massage, Indian head massage and Thai hand and foot massage.

I see clients with many health conditions including stress, back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and soft tissue injuries. For two years I volunteered as a massage therapist in the Disability Field at the Glastonbury Music Festival, seeing 20 people with a wide range of disabilities during the four days I was there. This experience was deeply rewarding and added to the knowledge I needed to live and work in Totnes, which is at the forefront of bodywork and energy work.

Since then I have been recognised for my work by both the Centre of Excellence (finalist in their awards 2017) and the Total Wellness Club, a kind of TripAdvisor for the wellness industry. Last year I won the Therapies category in their annual Health Heroes Award which was a lovely surprise.

If you would like more information about the benefits of massage and are in Totnes then please get in touch.

Birthday deal – 20% off

Why not treat yourself or someone you love for their birthday? I offer 20% off on any one hour therapy of your choice.  Contact me quoting the offer code ‘BIRTHDAY’ to book. Bring along proof of birth date to your appointment.