I have been practising energy healing for 15 years. I was drawn to this path during my late teens, searching for something that would help my crippling anxiety. I had tried conventional therapy and although I have since experienced the great value in such therapies, I found that energy healing could access parts of me that talking therapy couldn't. I found it supportive, empowering and it resonated with me, like a feeling of coming home. I spent 5 years receiving training and healing from my teacher and Reiki master Lubina Mohammed. I learnt a huge amount from her, not only Reiki 1, 2 and 3 but also about unconditional listening, presence and compassion. She changed my life. I wasn't ready at that stage to teach or heal others, but I knew one day I wanted to provide for others what Lubina had provided for me.
It wasn't until 2012 that I became a Reiki master and started to practice energy healing professionally. After completing my BA in Anthropology my passion and connection to spirituality was reignited after many years of being disconnected. I didn't quite know how or what I would do, but I knew I wanted to do energy healing or in other words, become a holistic therapist so I decided to start with learning massage. That summer I also decided that I would go to the Amazon on my own to drink the powerful plant medicine Ayahausca. I knew in order to do healing on others I had to heal myself first and had been reading about the powerful therapeutic affects of Ayahuasca for years. It was a life changing trip in many ways. I ended up living in America for 2 years and training at one of the best massage schools in the world. I trained in 7 styles of massage, full anatomy & physiology and learned the foundations of Chinese Medicine. I have also since returned to the Amazon on multiple occasions, learning from the immense wisdom and power of Ayahuasca over 50 times. When I returned to the UK I continued my journey of self healing. I started upon a powerful form of shamanic self/spiritual development, a type of Medicine Wheel that not only trained me in shamanic healing but also provided a structure to my spiritual path. In 2017 as part of my training I became an recognised Shaman and received my Shaman or Spirit name, Oeteka Ahyoka, meaning 'Sun-maiden, Bringer of Happiness', a name I endeavour to live up to!
The medicine wheel has become the framework through which I experience the world and has proven to be a hugely powerful healing tool . After many years utilising the powers of shamanic medicine, from Reiki to Ayahuasca to the Medicine Wheel and Completion Process, I have come to a place which I can best describe as my spirit being happy. My core feels centred and strong. My awareness is sharp and clear. I am profoundly grateful to the teachers I have gained and learned so much from along the way, including those of the spirit and plant realm. Whereas conventional therapy definitely has it's place and is highly valuable I am passionate about energy healing for it's ability to connect with our truest self, beyond the logical, linear mind that talking therapies utilise. I have learned from my own experience how much of our suffering is locked away in unconscious spaces, and how much this disassociation is at the root of many anxiety and depressive disorders. I know energy healing has an incredible power to be able to help draw out these stuck emotions so that we can bring them to the light of consciousness to be transformed, learnt from and empowered by.
Over the years I have gained many different techniques and skills which I intuitively use depending on the individual person. I do not pretend to be an expert on anything but what I do know is that I have been through a lot in my life. I have experienced a wide range of complex trauma and suffering and faced it head on. I have lit up my shadow and looked it in the face. I have transformed and taken control of my anxiety, depression, codependency, and neglect. I am not a victim anymore and I am passionate about life again, I have befriended all of me and learned how to treat myself with actual love and respect. And I am in a place where I would like to provide for others what was done for me. I like to provide authentic connection, presence and heartfelt compassion for each client I see. I know the power of these qualities and I know the power of these therapies I am trained in. I also know their limits and when and where to refer people to. My work is my passion and over the last 6 years of practising professionally I have treated hundreds of clients, receiving almost consistent 5 star ratings. This is because my work comes from my heart and experience, and because it is based on ancient healing systems that have existed for thousands of years. I look forward to working with you soon.
Full list of trainings:
Reiki Master- Teacher's Lubina Mohammed & Skie Hummingbird