A Healer Working in The NHS! Wendy’s Story.

Hello everyone,

My name is Wendy and I’m here to tell you about how I went from being a cynical non-believer, to an accredited healer working in the NHS. I hope you enjoy my story and most of all, I hope some of you feel inspired by it.

My Story.

Thirty six years ago my dearest friend Elaine lost her husband while he was carrying out his duties as a fireman. Rescuing a cat from a tree, would appear to be one of the easiest and straight forward tasks expected from a fireman, so it’s hard to imagine how it can result in him losing his life.

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Moon Mná Journal for Women. Did You Get Yours Yet?

One of my favourite Christmas presents this year is this inspiring diary-journal that I received from my daughter who knew as soon as she seen it, that I’d love it. It’s similar to keeping a gratitude journal, but what I love most about this one, is its emphasis on the connection between the Irish ancient women and the moon.

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Angels Dancing with Andrew.

A big hello to you all and a special thank you to Gloria for inviting me as a guest blogger. I’m bowled over by the kindness and support I’ve received from people in the Holistic field.

I’ve certainly had an adventurous life so far – it’s been anything but boring, something I appreciate, as I dislike drudgery or monotony.

The angels have always figured in my life since I was a child. I was fascinated by their otherworldliness, gentleness, kindness and sense of humour. 

wp-1479468927426.jpgHowever, it was as an adult that things began to take off. I had the odd experience of them when I was in the Franciscans for several years. One time I awoke to see two pillars of light at the bottom of my bed. They were both golden or yellow in colour but one was thicker than the other. I instinctively knew they were my angels and said hello to them before falling back to sleep.

Another time, I saw hundreds of them in a Church including Michael and Gabriel, both archangels. What I was impressed by was their reverence for God and all things sacred. Interestingly, they communicated through silence, probably telepathy, in adoration of God. Their whole existence is taken up by their love and service of God and, by extension, us.

The angels’ unconditional love is amazing and I’ll never forget the time when Samuel, one of my angels under Michael, so a warrior angel, touched my heart. He told me, ‘this is the love of God that I have for you’. I was overtaken by love and I thought I’d die of joy!

The compassion was all the more overwhelming as I often used to joke with the other angels about Simon because he seemed to be so serious, an old stick in the mud. And macho too! I guess angels can have a good dose of testosterone, too!

So, how did I end up working with the angels as my life purpose? A few years ago, 2013, I had to leave my job as it was destroying me (I’m an empath too which explains a lot but I didn’t know this at the time). I was full of despair and overwhelmed by depression for the umpteenth time. I was suicidal and felt my life was over. Little did I know it was just beginning.

angel-1384694_1280 One day I was sitting in News Café above Easons in Tuam – try it some time, lovely staff & great food –  and I was thinking about how to make money. I got the idea to design websites (I’m a trained copywriter) and I sensed a group of angels around my table and they were dancing. It was as though they were saying, ‘Now he’s listening!’ That’s why I call my website Angels Dance Now www.angelsdancenow.com.

Through this, I met a lady, Bernie, who introduced me to angel cards and the like, and she helped me to release my fear around it. Likewise, the angels had me drawing and painting people’s angels too. I’d get information about the angel and also physically concerning their relationship with the person. It’s a bit like doing an angel card reading without the cards.

What really escalated things though was when Bernie suggest I hold a special holding of the seven archangels for five days in my home. I’d never heard of this and she explained it was a bit like a novena. I followed her words exactly and on the second day I noticed my suicidal tendencies were gone as well as the despair, anxiety and depression. I was like a new man.

Since then my life’s been buzzing. I began to experience clairvoyance and other psychic activity with the angels and other spirits would also come through too. I have to admit that when things died down a bit and it became more natural for me I tended to shy away at times. I’m still getting used to being an empath and can find it tiring at times. But I’ve been doing angel parties as well as angel card readings, together with the angel painting and drawing.

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The angels didn’t leave it there, though. I’m now doing intuitive healing: energy, sound and crystal healing. I’ve also trained as a Mindfulness Instructor and I’ve published one book and I’m almost ready to publish my second.

The angels have told me they want me to write fourteen books. I don’t know what that’s about, but I don’t need to know. I’ll just get on with it and use it as another way to help people.

The great thing about it is that I am in control of the publishing so can keep costs down with an option of paperback or Kindle version. Here’s the link to my first book Angelic Thinking with AmazonUK link and USA link. You can also read Gloria’s review of my book HERE.

angelic-thinking-imageAlso, watch out for my second one Angelic Mindfulness. I’m really excited about this one as it was based on four angel card readings. It’s an example of how the angels help when we ask them.

The angels help to solve life problems as they have a knack of getting to the bottom of things. They help you tap into your inner resources and discover self-empowerment. This by itself brings release and healing. Here are the various modalities I use:

Life coaching sessions
Angel Cards
Angel art: personalised angels with messages
Energy, sound and crystal healing
House and land clearances now on offer, including personal spaces eg. work space
Workshops and evening groups available
Angel parties from the comfort of your own home is also on offer
*Any of the above can be combined with the various modalities of healing as mentioned above. 

You can contact me on 085 283 2393 You can also register with me by leaving your email via my site www.angelsdancenow.com or by directly emailing me andymarmion@gmail.com. In that way I can let you know when there’s FREE stuff available.  If you want to just say hi you can also reach me on Facebook. I’m on most days.

Andrew thank you so much for sharing all this with us. I’m looking forward to reading your book and sharing my review with my readers. It’s sitting in my kindle as we speak!

I am very interested in reading and reviewing self-help books and books that are in any way related to the holistic therapy field. I have a particular interest in indie authors from Ireland and the UK. So please do send me on some titles.

Soulful, Meaningful & Practical Connection.

It is through my sheer willingness to embrace and encompass all of my spiritual gifts.  This is proof of my commitment to my life’s journey as my soul directs.

It brings me great joy to be in a position to provide clients with my unique coaching style conversation that goes deeper, provides more insight and clarity and creates the space and the way for clients to move forward with greater ease.

But I am also conscious of our perception of science and spirituality. Therefore, I have invested time and energy to train in modalities, some of which are more scientific in nature, others more about healing and are spiritually inclined.

It is a significant part of my mission and purpose.  That of being the tangible link that is the holy triad of Body, Mind & Spirit.  I will compassionately work towards bridging that gap between science and spirituality.  I will be a prodigy of the new edge and the intuitive mapping and spiritual guided approach to life.

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The Feldenkrais Method. Mary Hunt.

Our healthy state of well-being is constantly being challenged by different aspects of and experiences in our lives. The key to health is to understand ourselves, so we enhance our strengths while minimising our weaknesses.

Through relaxation a person feels more at ease, secure, and can become open to positive change and better equipped to deal with life’s challenges.

It was while dealing with one of my own challenges in life, that I discovered the Feldenkrais method.

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Rainbow Therapies With Sharon Bingham.

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Hi everyone. My name is Sharon Bingham and I’ve been a therapist for around 10 years. I’ve been interested in complimentary therapies for a long time now and although I do believe in orthodox medicine, I will try to find a natural remedy first. 

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The Mother of all Meditations.

How many times have you tried meditation? Are you getting better at it? Or do you feel like you will never get the hang of it? Are you easily distracted while meditating? Maybe your mind constantly wanders into yesterday or tomorrow no matter how many times the voice tells you to, ‘Bring your mind gently back if you feel it wandering.’

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I think most of us have concluded that meditation is a deeply relaxing exercise that promotes a healthy mind. It calms down our churning thoughts, giving our brain a chance to rest. But meditation doesn’t come easy to everyone, especially beginners. Well, listen up all you beginners and over-active thinkers…….. I have discovered the mother of all meditations! Sound Meditation Baths. No, it has nothing to do with having a bubbly bath with soft music playing in the background – much better than that. Oh yes!

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Perfect Therapist Wannabe.

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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be perfect? To never put a foot wrong and to never say the wrong thing. Do you look at others and think that they are so perfect and they have the perfect life? Look closer and I bet you will find that they are not perfect at all and they don’t have the perfect life. Because what is that word anyway?

We all use the word ‘perfect’. We use it when we talk about the people we love. “My partner is so perfect.” “My baby is so perfect.” “My children are so perfect.” “Johnny is the perfect friend.” This is probably because we love them unconditionally and we don’t see any flaws that they may have or we simply choose to ignore them. We accept our loved ones just the way they are. In our eyes, they are indeed ‘perfect’. But what you perceive to be perfect will be quite different to what others will see.

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A Beautiful Aromatherapist!

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Have you ever had that moment in your life when you thought to yourself, ‘Dreams really can come true’? I had that moment just a couple of months ago. It was a moment when everything seemed complete and wholesome. I had just become a beautiful aromatherapist at the age of 48 and it was a wonderful feeling! I left Green Tara College after sitting my final exams and I had tears of joy and happiness in my eyes. This was everything that I had worked so hard for. Yet again I told myself, “I am strong, loving and powerful”.

Making Changes

My name is Eileen Smyth and I started my career as a bank clerk when my son was eight months old and for many years I enjoyed my work but I later found myself wishing for a new career. I longed to be in an environment where I could be myself. I wanted to explore my creative side and find out what else I was good at. It was when I reached the age of 40 I felt I had to change a lot of things in my life. Bit by bit I did make changes and I’m still making them.

When I fell into ill health as a result of a very bad back and ended up on crutches for nine months, I found myself in a situation where I had no choice but to make some major decisions. I decided that I had come to the end of my career in the bank and after eighteen years in a pensionable job, I resigned. During this time there was a lot of uncertainty in my life and I had a fear of the future, especially in terms of financial independence. Here I was, embarking on a whole new journey with no fixed agenda, except a yearning to do something with my life. Something for me!

A New Beginning

Still feeling crippled with my back problems, I began to explore ways in which I could self heal. I became interested in energy and chakra healing and I began experimenting with angel meditations. I then decided that I wanted to learn more about reiki. In April 2014 I visited Green Tara College where I met with College Director, Majella Fagan. I was immediately captured by Majella’s obvious passion for reiki healing and the peaceful and harmonious energy in the college really impressed me. And so began my journey of self healing.

I completed levels one and two in reiki and I absolutely loved it. I was enthralled by the whole holisitic approach of Green Tara College and I knew that I was on the right path. I wanted to take my holistic therapy training to the next step and with so many therapies to choose from, I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to study. Since anatomy and physiology (A&P) is a mandatory unit in the ITEC diploma courses that Green Tara has to offer, I decided to enrol in this to get a head start.

Finding my Inspiration

When I left my job in the bank I moved out of town into a lovely little cottage surrounded by beautiful fields and plenty of places to walk our dog Bruce. It is while I’m out walking in the peace and quiet that I am at my happiest and it’s a time when I like to meditate and ask for guidance about what is next for me. Throw it all out to the universe! This is also a time when I feel inspired to try new things. New ideas! I decided that I wanted to be an aromatherapist. This wasn’t exactly a new idea because aromatherapy is a subject I have always had a special interest in. Down through the years I have enjoyed making lip balms, bath salts, facial creams and blending oils for treating aches and pains. I love the synergistic effect of the oils and I enjoy experimenting with them. I have always been very much aware of the diverse effects of the individual aromas on our emotions. Many years ago I worked for a wine and spirits company and I very often nosed drinks for them. I was known as a “good nose” in the company and I really did get a kick out of this.

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As soon as I made the decision to sign up for the ITEC diploma in aromatherapy, I was very excited about it. Excited about the fact that I was now on the road to becoming a qualified aromatherapist and I will learn how to mix unique personal blends for my clients. I started in November 2014 and I was hooked from day one. When our lovely teacher Gloria, explained the concept of aromatherapy and how it works, I was intrigued. Although I had some insight into the world of essential oils, I knew I had so much to learn. I made a personal commitment there and then that I was going to become the best aromatherapist I possibly could be.

My Highs and Lows

By this stage I was half way through my A&P course and the exams were approaching, so I was a little bit stressed to say the least. I found it very factual and quite difficult. I couldn’t afford to fall behind. I learnt the importance of staying focused and sticking to a study plan. My biggest challenge was keeping my nerves and anxiety from holding me back – I get very nervous when I’m under pressure – so I had to work very hard at staying calm. I use affirmations and my favourite one during times like this is, ‘I am strong, loving and powerful’. When I got the call to tell me I had successfully passed my A&P I was absolutely thrilled. It gave me a boost in confidence and encouraged me to push forward.

The weeks flew by after this and in no time we were half way through our aromatherapy course. I absolutely loved the aromatherapy lectures and I looked forward to each class so much. The encouragement and enthusiasm of our teacher was outstanding. I loved everyone in the class and we had many laughs. We really were a great bunch of budding aromatherapists.

I am an honest person and I do not mind sharing that I did struggle enormously with learning the massage. This was my biggest fear! I did not feel good enough. From the moment we started to learn the massage routine I struggled. I felt awkward and clumsy and I found it extremely difficult with my back being so bad. Some days I was very stiff and sore and I felt like crying and running out the door. I also struggled with my self confidence. There were times when I just froze during class and wasn’t able to think – as if my mind just shut down.

I come across as being a very sociable and chatty person. I look well and can present a very positive and competent attitude, but inwardly I struggle during times like this. It brought back some sad childhood memories for me. I was bullied and picked on by a teacher when I was in primary school and it is something that I have had to come to terms with as part of my own personal healing journey. This was about me and nobody else and it was up to me to overcome it.

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Honesty

I believe what helped me the most was being honest with myself, my teacher Gloria and my class mates. I was not afraid to ask for help. One day I picked up the phone to Gloria (who I always received plenty of good advice from) and I explained how bad I was feeling.

This really helped me. During my low points, my self esteem would slip and yet what comforted me was the fact that I knew I was not giving up. I have had some low points in my life and I have had to pick myself up and carry on as best as I could. Now I had discovered in myself a new determination. What also helped me throughout many challenges in my life was my faith and spirituality. I used meditations, walks, many prayers seeking guidance and reassurance and regardless of how I felt at times, I found this to be of great benefit.

Learning to Say ‘No’

Outside of the lecture room and away from the banter of my ‘Aroma Buddies’, I threw myself into my work. I found the case studies quite challenging but I enjoyed doing the consultations for clients and making up the blends for them. It was interesting to see how they progressed from week to week. In order to keep up with the case studies I had to remain focused and firm in my decision to say ‘no’ at times to family members and friends. Although this was difficult at times, ‘no’ had to really mean ‘no’! Definitely a word we all need to learn how to use effectively.

As the exam dates approached, the pressure was on in the college. We had to start putting all our new found knowledge together like a jigsaw puzzle. Perfect our practical skills, get our timing right, display our understanding of hygiene and safety regulations and the importance of client care and communication. By now we had to be more particular about blending our oils to perfection and work hard at improving our oral skills. I was very scared by now.

A Friend in Need

I got along particularly well with one of my class mates Dawn. I teamed up with her and she came around to my house every week from March until exam day. We worked really hard together and kept each other motivated. We laughed and we cried but we stuck together because we were so committed. We made up funny poems (which I don’t think I’ll ever forget) about the chemical constituents of essential oils to help us learn them. I did this a lot to help me remember things associated with aromatherapy and A&P. I would highly recommend this as part of a study plan.

I always say that if I could put Dawn into a bottle, I would label it ‘The Best Tonic Ever’. She really kept me going at this stage of my training. She had the ability to make my world brighter and more beautiful.

Practice Really Does Make Perfect

Because of my bad back, I personally felt that I was weaker at massage than the other students. It was the thorn in my side and it meant I had to work extra hard to keep up the pace. This proved to me though, that it really is possible to achieve anything once you put the work in. Practice really does make perfect!

Dawn and I kept up the pace until the final exams on the weekend of the 6th and 7th June and along with the other students we completed our final exams. The atmosphere in the college that day was amazing. All the students were looking so well groomed and professional. I put my heart and soul into it that weekend and I felt very proud to have come so far. And even though I was nervous I kept it under control and didn’t let it show. I just kept repeating to myself, “I am strong, loving and powerful”. We all received very positive feedback from the examiner. We all did extremely well and we were so proud of ourselves. I even thought to myself, ‘What was I worrying about?’

When I left the college that day, I knew I was highly capable and yes, I had become a beautiful aromatherapist.

My Future

The experience of studying in Green Tara College as a mature student has helped me enormously. I have gained more confidence despite my inward struggles and I feel I have healed some more. I am excited about my future and I look forward to developing my skills further.

I have a fondness for the story of how French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé realized the exceptional healing qualities of lavender essential oil as far back as 1910. This piece of history along with my love for aromatherapy and the french language, prompted me to choose the words ‘J’adore L’aromathérapie’ for my business card caption. I aspire to be the best therapist I can be and take special care of my clients and it is my aim to share my new found and on-going knowledge with those who come my way.

Advice

Yes it’s a cliché, but “If I can do it, anybody can do it”. Sometimes, the first step is making the decision in the first place. Follow your heart and start as you mean to go on. When you are passionate about something, you will learn more and you will have the motivation to carry on. Draw up a study plan and stick to it. Be consistent with your studies. Keep on top of the case studies as they are very time consuming but they are a very important part of the learning process. If you are struggling, say so and confide in someone you trust in. A problem shared is a problem halved. Team up with like minded people. Remember to put yourself first and learn how to say no. It is also very important to take time out for yourself. Keep a journal of your dreams and ideas and tick them off when you complete them. Keep believing in yourself. Things are not always how we imagine or perceive them to be. You don’t know what is around the corner for you.

Thank you Green Tara College

I am grateful for what I have learned in Green Tara College. My journey with holistic therapies began here and no doubt part of it will continue here. It has been a wonderful experience for me and I will always remember the great support that I received from the college staff, my family and my friends.

Well done Eileen

Thank you so much Eileen for sharing your story. I have no doubt that you will be a very compasionate therapist and I wish you all the best for the future. You can connect with Eileen and learn more about her on Linkedin