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My name is Lizzy, I was born in Scotland a long time ago....I am a mother of six in a blended family, and a grandmother of three. Every role I have ever had has always been in service to people, taking care and helping.
I joined the WRNS back in 1984 and spent around six and half years as part of this wonderful service before leaving to have a family.
Over the years I have worked with vulnerable people, both adults and children,
I have worked with schools supporting children with learning difficulties and behavioural issues, aiding parents and teachers, in and around Bedfordshire, I also worked in public protection, dealt with victims of crime, domestic violence, always supporting the vulnerable. I also worked for a while in the local authority before moving on to Victim Support in Hertfordshire.
In all my experiences I understand that sometimes life can get you down, sometimes its physical issues, sometimes its mental or emotional, sometimes its lifestyle, so alongside all of my roles during the years, I have continued my learning and developing to bring balance and healing to those who need it. Something I can say I will always endeavour to do, Its what drives me everyday
When I'm not working or with my children, you can find me volunteering , walking for a charity, training, fundraising, reading, attempting to grow veg (!) trying something new, like making an over bed table from scraps of wood, upholstery, crocheting, organising events or on the very odd occasion tidying my house!
Life is for living and it never ceases to amaze me and neither do the people who walk through my door and for that I am grateful every day.
I am fully qualified and gained the first qualifications in 2001 and have been practising ever since. I am a member of the Association of Physical and Natural Therapist (APNT) and fully insured by Balens
My training and enthusiasm continues with new skills and methods to ensure you always get exactly the best. Over the last few years, I've updated my training to be current on specific pain issues. I have completed courses in trigger point, myofascial release, direct structural integration approaches, cranial work and visceral manipulation and a fusion of the best Eastern and Western techniques, all designed so I can have the tools necessary to ease pain, without causing pain.
I am also a Shamanic Practitioner ,I have studied various Shamanic pathways including British. I use my drum or rattle to bring back balance to the body and spirit, and take you on "journeys" I have practised crystal extraction, soul retrieval and bone healing. I am currently undertaking a Druid Bardic Course and of course my training with the marvellous Jing continues.
My approach is very holistic and each therapy will be tailored to the client. During consultation and discussion we determine the best approach for you.
All our therapies are proceeded by a full consultation We may require permission from your doctor before proceeding, this can be done verbally by yourself.
Information about charity work
In 2015 my brother died and approaching the year of his death I found it very difficult, so I started walking, I decided to try and do some good for others whilst doing it and ended up walking 300 miles in November for Alzheimer's.
The following year my younger brother and my self attempted the Ridgeway , which would have been over sixty miles in two days but unfortunately only managed half way, on a wish and a prayer, he got injured. We were raising funds for Mind and SSAFA
The year after I walked with a friend the Ridgeway as part of Race to the Stones, it was pretty gruelling as it was the hottest July for years. Unfortunately she injured her self and couldn't complete the second day, we were raising money for SSAFA. This was a distance of 100km in two days. (photo 1)
Last year myself and my cousin decided to walk the John Muir Way which is coast to coast in Scotland, a journey of 136 miles, it took us 6 days but we did it, much to our surprise, we were raising money for Womens Aid. (Photo 3)
This year I was supposed to walk the Fife Coastal Path for Mind, Age UK and Flynn (my dog) was walking for the PDSA. Due to the virus we have ended up doing this virtually, 16 miles a day for 7 days. This fund raiser is still open for those who would like to donate (last photo with my son)
Inbetween with your help we have also raised funds for Red Nose day (day of back massage) and earlier when Australia was burning we raised money to send to the RSPCA SA , the Indigenous Peoples Fund and a fund for people misplaced due to the fires, by holding a 12 hour Reiki day, but you also gave money even if you couldn't attend. You are my heros, I couldn't have done any of this without you and your good hearts.
Now , what should we do next?