Natural medicine in general was an interest since my late teens. I began evening courses throughout my early 20’s – for example, in reflexology, massage, colour therapy and aromatherapy and then travelled to India to take an individually tailored Ayurveda course.
Prior to becoming a holistic practitioner, I gained a B.A (hons), (focusing on Psychology and Philosophy) and M.A (hons) in Addiction studies. It was while studying for my M.A in Addiction, that I did an evening class on Ear Acupuncture for Addiction and found what I’d say was the occupational version of “the one”.
That is – a pragmatic yet profound and elegant system of healing that I could see for myself worked incredibly well, even for a group of individuals with complex needs who’d often come through the most challenging of environments and experiences.