I’d like to welcome you to my new blog and thank you for taking the time to take a look at it. This is something I’ve been planning on doing for many years and now I’ve finally made a start, I’m really looking forward to writing about my interests and personal journey in self healing and fitness. I’m hoping that I be able to create a page that you will also get a lot from.
A bit about me and my Background
My name is Janet Whelan, I’m 56 years old and I live in South West France with my husband and two teenage children. I’m a holistic complementary therapist offering Reflexology and Massage therapies and many more, but this this blog isn’t about promoting my therapy business, it’s about sharing all my interests in self healing and spiritual development.
I have been working on spiritual development for well over thirty years, starting in my 20’s when I attended a Crystal Healing workshop, read the Tarot on a regular basis and carried Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs book around with me using it like a bible.
In 2003 I took my first course in Reiki I, my Reiki master Eileen (Durga) Caudwell taught me all levels of Reiki and I am now also a Reiki Master/Teacher in Usui Reiki, although I’m not practicing very much in this area at the moment I use Reiki in my daily life through meditation, self healing and distant healing? Eileen, became a very close friend over the years and introduced me to many other spiritual development courses at The Creative Living Centre in Prestwich Manchester, I also join an Association of Complementary Therapist involved in promoting awareness of complementary therapies by volunteering in various facilities and Mind, Body, Spirit days offering taster sessions.
After having my first child I left my job as an office manager and trained in a variety of therapies including Reflexology, Indian head massage, Body and Facial massage and Crystal Healing. I continue to spend my spare time studying various forms of healing and development and plan to cover these subject in later articles.
What is my Blog about?
Healing has always been something I’ve been drawn to and I’m passionate about natural remedies and self healing. I’m interested in herbalism and essential oils, I make my own tinctures and balms and I’ll be happy to share my experiences with using them. However, I am not qualified in herbalism or essential oils etc. so any information I share will be from what I’ve read any learned along the way and as I’m not a practitioner in any of these subjects, if you plan to explore them yourselves then I can recommend books and courses but if you have any medical conditions you absolutely should see a medical professional first.
My healing journey is quite complex, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2014 just before we moved from the UK to France. I had a number of falls when hiking etc. leading to a great deal of pain in my knees making exercise very painful at times. Recently I discovered I have a Arrhythmia of the Heart and Sleep Apnea, I’m also very overweight and pre-diabetic. So it is absolutely essential for me to get on top of my health, and I plan to share my journey with you. I hope my experiences help others to change their lives too.
I plan to alternate each blog post about my healing and weight loss journey, exercise and nutrition with articles about therapies and various forms of healing – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Currently I’m studying Shamanic Healing, The Emotion Code, Emotional Freedom Technique and Breathing Techniques. I’ll share my own knowledge and experience and also provide links and recommended books on subjects as I go.
So that’s a little bit of background information, I hope you like my blog and articles. I’m new to blogging so please be understanding if the layout isn’t great to start with, I hope with practice I will be able to create a more professional looking site.
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