I found myself standing in a classroom, at the age of 34 having just signed up for a two year HNC in complementary therapy with Plymouth University. I walked out to the car wondering what I had done, I was under the impression I was going to do a six week course in basic massage so I could help my son who has a twisted spine. Some how in my mind I knew this was going to lead me to new adventures.
At my first class, we were told we had use a computer to write our assignments, the look of horror on all our faces was priceless. My friend Tammy had moved to Australia the year before and left me her computer, so I blew off the dust, signed up for a dial up connection and turned the crank handle. This little beauty saw me through three years of study and lot of tears and laughter; along with the car that kept blowing head gaskets, we made it to the end and the proud moment of receiving my cap and gown. For my third year at college I studied a VTCT level 3 in crystal therapy and few years later studied reiki and sound therapy.
I left my job in optics a few years ago and I now work at The Merlin MS Centre where I deliver treatments for people with multiple sclerosis and similar conditions which is an amazing job.
Then in 2015 I was sat in a hospital room and heard the words we all dread, “I’m afraid its breast cancer” I didn’t hear much after that, other than the sound of my world crashing around my ears. But the thing is when things are broken you can rebuild, it’s not always easy and the pieces can be heavy and misshaped and you might need more cement than before, but rebuild we can. I used crystals and sound therapy to ease my situation and boy did they help. Also during my time away from my clients, I studied to teach so I am now able to provide workshops where I can share my knowledge and experience of life after cancer, the tools and coping techniques that can also help.
It’s been lovely writing this little piece and I hope you have enjoyed reading it. Please give me a call or email or sign up for one of my lovely workshops, it will be great to hear from you.