I am a horticulturist, essence maker, healing practitioner, and teacher, and I invite you to browse the pages of this site. Here you will find information about the essences I co-create with nature and how to purchase them; the co-creative healing treatments I offer and how to book a session; as well as information about trainings, workshops, and more.
As part of my own healing journey, I have pursued my interest in health and well-being ever more deeply over the years. I have gathered many invaluable tools for inner development and healing, and it is a great joy to be able to share these and support others on their own healing journey.
Among these tools are the essences I have been creating for my own use for around 20 years. I am now delighted to formalise the collection as the An-Grianan Essences ranges you will find here on this website.
Nature has always been a deep source of renewal and inspiration for me. Many of us feel disconnected from Nature and the land we live on and which surrounds us. Through re-establishing those connections to the plants, trees, rivers, seasons, and so forth, we find ourselves returning to our natural place in Nature and the healing she provides, uncovering our own True Nature and the qualities which make us truly whole.
As a horticulturist, I ran my own specialist plant nursery for many years, and have always been a keen gardener. My husband and I, and our wee dog, love to while away the hours in our 4 acre garden. We produce lots of delicious organic vegetables and fruit, cultivate a variety of flower borders, and nurture areas of meadow and woodland where wild flowers and wildlife flourish.
For many years now I have studied Buddhism, particularly within the Tibetan traditions, applying my experience and understanding to everyday life. Over this time I have completed many meditation retreats amounting to approximately two years of retreat experience, mostly in silence. What was the aim? To befriend my own mind, lessening the challenges of fear, anxiety, depression, and so forth, while growing my capacities for love, compassion, self-esteem, courage, and other beneficial qualities.
I am grateful to have learned so much from the various teachers I have worked with and continue to work with – in the fields of Buddhism, Shamanism, Lucid Dreaming, the Ageless Wisdom, contemporary spiritual approaches, and of course, from the plants, trees, and Mother Nature herself.
As you browse this website, I hope you enjoy the photographs you will come across. It is one of my great delights to spend time looking deeply into the flowers and trees I meet. I hope you too enjoy the beautiful images I am sometimes able to pick up with the camera. The photographs of flowers, trees and nature on this site are all taken by me in and around An-Grianan.
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS, ARTICLES and PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
- Intuitive Healing – 2000/1
- Indian Head Massage – 2002
- Esoteric Healing (certificate) – 2001-2003 and ongoing
- Counselling Concepts (certificate) – 2004/5
- Buddhist Meditation, psychology, and philosophy – 2005 onwards/ongoing
- Diamond Logos teachings on Essence and Self-Inquiry – 2015/16
- BioEnergy Healing (diploma) – 2015/16
- Advanced BioEnergy Healing – 2016
- Plant Spirit Medicine – 2016
- Teacher of Meditation
- Member of INEH – International Network for Energy Healing
- Member of BAFEP – British Association of Flower Essence Producers
- Spring 2018 ESSENCE Magazine Article