LIfe-CHANGING SELF-HEALING personal growth & transformation
in 2004 aged 40, juggling two small children, a husband and a business, I suddenly found myself brought to my knees with overwhelming grief for my mother who had died unexpectedly when I was 6 years old.
I’d never had any bereavement counselling, so I tried that. Talking helped a little, but couldn't fill the aching emptiness I felt inside. Medication was not for me; somehow I knew I had to find the answers from within. One day, feeling at a complete loss I found myself down on my knees asking for help. Very soon after, Brandon Bays’ book The Journey, “jumped off the shelf” at me and as soon as I had read it, I knew I’d found what I’d been looking for.
The gentle process of “peeling back of the layers” with Journeywork enabled me to finally acknowledge the huge impact of losing my mum. I discovered that not only did I have suppressed grief to deal with, but a raft of other unexpressed emotions – anger, abandonment, fear, to name a few.
I also came to realise that in trying to protect myself I had unwittingly adopted a host of sabotaging behaviours. As I allowed myself to feel these emotions, understand my behaviour and forgive, I began to feel lighter and freer, and found the sense of self I’d lost along the way.
Having felt like a “square peg in a round hole” all my adult life, I realised that Journey work fitted me like a glove, and that, not only was it healing me, but I had at last found what I wanted to do with my life. I enrolled in the Practitioners’ Programme and received my Accreditation in 2007.
During my Practitioner training I worked with Joel Young who was part of Brandon’s team. In 2009 Joel began to offer seminars in his own work, Non Personal Awareness. I felt drawn to find out more, and attended a one-day Experiential. I was instantly impressed with the clarity that this seemingly simple little process brought to a difficult decision that I needed to make. I began using the NPA process in everyday life, and in 2011 introduced it to my clients. When I learnt that Joel was looking for teachers, I knew that this was what I needed to do next, and in 2012 I became the UK’s first Certified NPA Teacher.
Now I use a blend of both The Journey and NPA working with clients one-to-one, and I also teach NPA in workshops and to groups. It is a joy and a privilege for me to be able to share these amazing tools, and witness them working their magic in my own and my clients' lives.