Iâ€˜ve been a healer since I was a child, shown the magic of gentle touch by my mother at age 9. Since then I have explored loads of things, from art for self discovery through shamanism. I shared what I learned with friends and family and lived as green as possible.
For many years I worked in the normal box-driven world; all of my jobs were with charitable or learning institutions, except my last one which was in the media. All these taught me invaluable skills of working with people, training, speaking, writing and more. They also constrained me from fully using and expressing all that I am.
So when I lost my job in 1998 I followed my heart and opened my own business. At first I simply offered reiki, reflexology and massage locally in Argyll, Scotland, but in the last 13 years Ashwhin has added loads more wonderful things - counseling and empowerment coaching came first, and then workshops - all of these developed from things Iâ€™d done before.
But the great thing about my own business was that it grew with me, and so there are two ranges of Ashwhin Flower Essences to help sooth your emotions and heal you on a spiritual level. Workshops have evolved into one to ones (although I enjoy group work still),and Iâ€™ve extended into all sorts of creative fun and exploration with painting, journalling, vision boards and dreamwork.
In 2004 I opened the personal retreat, a unique and exclusive getaway for one or two people at a time, and last year I moved home and business from a soon to be over-developed area of Argyll to the wild and wonderful sea shore on the island of Shapinsay in Orkney.
Iâ€™m now working on developing more one to ones, offering mentoring and courses at a distance and creating some super intensives that can be done here and at online. These will all be put in place in the next year or so.