I still remember the moment I became interested in the nature of consciousness. I was 17 and had just passed my driving test. I drove myself up to some woods north of Lancaster and went for a walk alone.
I can’t explain why, but during that walk I became aware of a part of myself that was able to separate from and observe ‘Madeline’ in a completely independent way. You might call it a sort of out of body experience. Up until that point I had always been very much in my body, viewing things very much from my own perspective. After my walk I realised that Madeline was an identity that I could understand and ‘be’, but it seemed very clear to me that there was quite a bit more to the story.
Fast forward about 5 years and I was living in Australia. I came upon a leaflet about meditation, and my love affair with all things connected with the brain and mind-body connection began in earnest. Since then I have qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist and completed numerous courses in the mind-body connection field. The whole area became my hobby, my passion, and I am overwhelmingly excited that it is now becoming my career.
The process of learning all this stuff has been long and a bit bumpy. Sometimes I haven’t thought about it for months on end, sometimes I have been completely immersed in one aspect or another. There is so much to learn, and as the years have gone by, I have watched with fascination as the technology has caught up and is now able to show us what we could only theorise about before.
I am certainly no guru or Buddhist monk who can mediate for hours on end, I’m a very ordinary person with the normal stresses of life and some pesky habits I’d really like to break! I can tell you though, if you begin to practice some of the things you can learn at The Soul Spa, you can hugely improve your outlook on life, and your joy and appreciation for every moment you spend on the planet, no matter how hard it seems sometimes.
My mission is to help others to learn what I’ve spent the last 30+ years studying, because I think it will make us all happier and healthier.
I hope you will join me and the other wonderful teachers and therapists at the The Soul Spa on the journey of a lifetime.
Hope to see you soon!