Thistle Me This
My name is Lizzy, I was born in Scotland a while 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,
Working in schools supporting children with learning difficulties and behavioural issues, aiding parents and teachers, in and around Bedfordshire. I was in public protection, dealing with victims of crime, domestic violence, always supporting the vulnerable.
I 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, research and developing skills and understanding to help and aid, bringing balance and healing to those who need it. Something 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 (!) I like to try 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! I have been in Panto, (directed, produced and written). I made a promise to myself to learn something new every year and I think I'm managing so far!
Life is for living and it never ceases to amaze me and bring me joy, and so do the people who walk through my door , and for that I am grateful every day.
I am a fully qualified Holistic Therapist, 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 as long as people need me, with new skills and methods to ensure you always get exactly the best. Something tailored directly for you as an individual. Over the last few years, I've updated my skills to stay 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 , over the years studying various Shamanic pathways including British. I use my drum or rattle to to resonate with you on many levels, bringing balance to the body and spirit, and take you on "journeys" I practise crystal extraction, soul retrieval and bone healing. I am undertaking a Druid Bardic Course and of course on going development with the marvellous Jing continues.
My approach is very holistic and each therapy is unique because you are unique. During consultation and discussion we determine the best approach for you. I learn what your needs are and we work together to help you heal.
All the therapies are proceeded by a full consultation
Information about charity work - I am a huge believer in community, small and large , and helping that community in anyway I can.
In 2015 I lost my brother suddenly 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. So we had to leave it that year. 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 fundraising for SSAFA. This was a distance of 100km in two days. (photo 1)
Last year myself and my wee 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 fundraising for
Womens Aid. (Photo 3)
This year I was due 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. (last photo with my son)
Inbetween with your help we (you and me) 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 donated even if you couldn't attend. You are my heros, I couldn't have done or do, any of this without you and your good hearts. 💕 so Thank you .
Now , what should we do next? ......Well between October and December 2020 we raised funds for Macmillan and the Need Christmas Project in conjunction with Flitwick Volunteers !