I am Mary Anna and I would like to give you an introduction to my background.Whilst working as a lecturer on Social Work courses, I did a one-year full-time course in counselling. Part of my college remit was to be student counsellor. I became secretary of the N.I. Association of Counselling and had experience setting up group events in group-work skills, self awareness and personal development work.
There was some overlap, of course, into the amazing world of natural health, but my first real venture into this area was in the training for a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage; this had a truly holistic approach and what I learned there about the source of illness being in the spirit/mind/emotions still holds true, in my experience.
When I moved to live in London, I followed massage with a diploma in aromatherapy and used all of this knowledge, all around London area and other various venues in Wales and England, working with people with learning difficulties and special needs. I then demonstrated and taught groups of medical staff, teachers, parents and care staff how to use simple skills of touch with essential oils to make a considerable difference to both children and older patients.
This was followed by teaching aromatherapy for ten years, bringing my students up to a professional standard. I did this in London, Belfast, Glasgow, Findhorn and New Zealand. I absolutely love teaching!
I then began to wonder how I could work more in the field of preventative medicine and, so, I trained to use MORA Bio-energetic testing equipment to find out what is going on in a person’s body. I have now been doing this for 9 – 10 years. I am grateful for my wide experience of alternative therapies and knowledge of nutrition and health issues, garnered, sifted, changing with new experience and knowledge, over the last 30 years.
Apart from Ken, my husband, my family and friends, including Ken’s family in New Zealand, I also love studying and researching – can’t get enough of it! And also travelling! Here I am with my first and recent visit to Venice.
My goal in my work is to encourage people to live more healthily and joyfully. I am interested in how our thinking affects our whole lives. I like discovering the root of health problems; I research and study – education is an important part of my work. There is also a role for intuition and a space for grace to slip in. It is a delight to me to discover that someone has taken the recommendations given in their test report, that they have run with this, enthusiastically and, as a result, have become well!