Our series of blog features “Spotlight on..” gives you an opportunity to find out more about the therapists working at The Wellbeing Centre. We’ve been asking them questions about themselves, how they got interested in complementary therapy and what inspires them to do what they do. Our favourite section is their top tips for Wellbeing. What’s yours?
1. Tell us a bit about yourself, Nicola.
I have strong empathic abilities which sometimes allow me to feel people’s emotions and feel their thoughts and pain. I feel drawn to helping people and animals as best as I can on their lives’ journeys and it starts with Reiki and the unique form of Emotional Healing I’ve been guided to use. I have an amazing house rabbit called Nathanial who is my world and protector (cue cute bunny picture)!
2. What was your first experience of complementary therapy?
It started with me. We all have our lives lived and we carry through our own emotional blockages to work through, clear and shift. I was so overwhelmed by everything that was going on in my life at one point that I started to wonder if I was going crazy. Friends guided me to having Cranial Therapy with a fantastic therapist, Jo Cullen, and from there I went on to study Human Design and to research various other healing modalities.
Spending a year on self-work and healing helped me to discover myself. It brought me an awareness of my gifts. It brought me my future and my voice.
3. What made you decide to become a therapist yourself?
I want to take these gifts that have been so gratefully received and use them to help relieve the suffering in the world as best I can. I feel really blessed with my life and I want to give back and help people and animals where and when I can.
I came across Reiki as part of my research into healing and the feeling of synchronicity was strong. The more I looked into it, learnt it and practised it, on myself first and then on other people, the more it felt right.
4. What are your top 3 tips for wellbeing?
Life is a continuous road of self-discovery but do your best to be your true, authentic self on that road.
Don’t hold in your emotions: hold them, feel them, acknowledge them. Don’t push them away.
Find a way and the ability to look yourself in the mirror and say “I love you”. One of the most important things you’ll ever do is tell yourself how important you are and that you love who and what you are.
5. Who is your greatest inspiration in your wellbeing journey?
My spirit guides. I have an amazing team around me that guide and support me through life. I first became aware of them as part of my self-discovery year. They always seem to step in as a male and female team who speak to me energetically. They guided me towards Reiki and Emotional Healing and have been helping me ever since.
6. What issues have you had most success in helping your clients with?
Reiki can be applied in all aspects of life as a tool to help with life’s challenges. I’ve had great experience helping people with building up their self-esteem, taking away emotional pain, finding self-love, and re-aligning people with their true selves.
7. Can you share an example of a case study with amazing results?
I was working with someone who had deep-rooted emotional issues that she wasn’t really aware of. She came to me complaining of a stiffness in her legs and back. After working with her over a period of time, the reiki sessions enabled these emotions to be cleared. She started to notice that she could walk more easily and could feel a physical change taking place in her body. As the emotional pains were released, so were the pains in her legs and back.
8. Is there anything else you would like to share?
We all have choices in life. A choice to see a therapist, to see a doctor, to be a healer. It’s important to choose to start feeling your emotions.
The rest will assist and help but you are the one who can help you.
Feel it, own it, acknowledge it.
9. What’s the best way to contact you for more information and to book a treatment with you?
I am happy to chat with you about any of the treatments I offer at the Centre before booking your appointment.
Mobile: 07881 756074
The Wellbeing Centre Reception: 01625 552874
N.B. The Wellbeing Centre Reception is open to drop-in and email enquiries weekdays 9:30- 17:30 excluding Bank Holidays. Please note that I am able to see clients outside of these hours by appointment and subject to availability.