My launch and book signing event at Waterstones in Bath will appear in the March 4th issue. The day was very generously covered by the extremely talented Alex Kennedy who was only meant to drop by for twenty minutes and ended up staying for two hours . I might have talked him to death but he wrote me a very lovely email afterwards saying my book and message are inspiring and that it was lovely to see such passion.
For me it is easy to be passionate about the most amazing and inspiring kids and young adults – they have so many gifts and it is just a question of believing in them and working with them on every level to achieve their potentials as their barriers melt away and they focus and produce . My work is so exciting and I discover new results regularly as it grows. It is a joy to me to see the word spreading and to see my therapy being used in schools and academies . It’s why I work so hard . This is a dream come true.
From February 2016 I began taking bookings on my indian head massage for special needs practical diploma courses ( based on my book ) for school and academy funded placements. With 48 hours these teachers and members of staff were taking their training into their respective schools – a dream come true for me as I long to introduce therapies into schools everywhere. With the huge short term and long term benefits that my therapy brings to students , this impacts very positively not just on themselves as people but on the whole classroom and learning environment .
I have also successfully trained parents and carers of children with autism, ADHD and other special needs and within the first day of the course they want to take the therapy into their children’s schools. So many people arrive on the courses with an expectation – but always leave with a journey . I absolutely love my job !!
On Saturday 30th January 2016 Waterstones of Bath hosted my official launch and book signing event. The day was covered by Alex Kennedy of Bath Life magazine who has kindly allowed me to use some of the photographs he took. The event will be appearing in Bath Life on March 4th! I pinched myself throughout the day and was thrilled to see so many friends and family , many of whom had travelled. I met some fantastic and truly inspiring new people too and will forever carry their stories with me. This was an amazing opportunity and one I shall never forget.
On Friday 29 January 2016 I held my first WHSmith book signing event.It was a huge success and very well supported . The manager delightedly told me afterwards that I had outsold Mary Berry by three copies !! More WHSmith book signing events to follow shortly in Bath and Barnstaple !
I am very excited to announce my first WHSmith book signing event to be held in Minehead on Friday 29 January 2016. It is a real honour to do something like this for such a major mainstream book store . The first of many I hope !
The New Year set my heart soaring with my first course based completely on my book ,”Indian Head Massage For Special Needs”.My students all left me very confident and within 24 hours had done their first solo paid treatments . It is such a joy to me to see my work spreading in this way and to share with some amazing people .One student even brought her child (who is on the autism spectrum ) for the second afternoon to be worked on ,much to everyone’s benefit.
My February course is almost totally booked out already and for the first time ever I have funded staff placements from schools as far as an hour away . News of the therapy and its benefits is spreading and this is just the most wonderful groundbreaking news . A very happy New Year everyone , especially to the wonderful kids with differences whom some of us are so lucky to know !
On Thursday 10th December I did my first ever book signing – a wonderful event where I kept wanting to pinch myself ! I learned so much and met some amazing, inspiring people . I feel extremely honoured to be in a position where I can now share my work with others and touch so many lives. The feedback has been incredible . I poured my heart and soul into the pages and achieved this book against all the odds. It was a proud day .
Since September 2015 I have had all my sessions with the learners at Foxes academy moved to a wonderful sensory room. Since 2011 I’ve been used to running between all the houses and treating the learners in their rooms or quiet areas. It is just fantastic to have it all centralised in one place but the benefits to all my fabulous young adults has been just amazing. The walk up to Foxes Fields where the sensory room is located really helps the learners unwind and mentally prepare . They love the beautiful ,gently moving starlights and other special lamps I have in there as well as the furry rugs and beanbags. I replay again and again in my mind their reactions upon first seeing the room – the gasps and wonder at just how magical it feels.
For thirty minutes per week my learners really do get that total time out, that deep and uninterrupted escape from the bustle of chores and the chatter and distractions of life. The improvements to all the sessions and the benefits that have touched each person I have treated there have been noticeable. With some learners I would go so far as to say there has been a 100% improvement .
On a personal level it is so wonderful to see my pioneering work accepted by an outstanding college such as Foxes Academy and to feel it valued to such a degree. I am truly blessed to work in such a magical place where every single person is valued and nurtured to their full potential.
In July 2015 an article about my work appeared in the Foxes Times, a Foxes Academy publication.