'We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the centre hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space that makes it liveable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.'
Tao Te-Ching, Stephen Mitchell
I originally studied oboe and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and also in Germany and worked for several years as a freelance orchestral player and teacher. Arising from and parallel to that experience I developed my interest in the relationship between mind, body and our own connection with something more than our everyday consciousness, deepening that awareness particularly since my first encounter with both esoteric teachings and Transpersonal Psychology in 1975.
Significant teachers have been Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers (Transpersonal Psychology) and Lily Cornford (Colour Healing and a particularly profound and subtle form of Hypnotherapy). Other influences are the Tao Te Ching (see quote below), Andrew Taylor Still, and Hugh Milne ('The Heart of Listening').
Since childhood I have been drawn to healing as a way of looking at the world and offer through my work an opportunity to explore (self-) healing as a perspective and as a way of being.
Using imaging, creative visualisation, reflection, meditation, subtle body work, story telling and discussion as rewarding ways of developing our innate intuitive connection with the healing process, I am particularly interested in the creative experience as a path to our own inner wisdom.
With my background as a musician, I have found that the concepts of vibration, resonance, harmonics, space and silence inherent in music have led me to a greater understanding of the vibration and resonance of the different aspects of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, and of their relationship to each other as a whole, in a coherent and grounded way.
I live in southeast London and have two grown-up children and three grandchildren. One of my pastimes is creating Japanese-style gardens.