Grab yourself a cuppa, make yourself comfortable in the front row, VIP seat and I’ll tell you a little bit about me…
Born and raised in Australia under the Aquarian star sign, on the cusp of the Chinese Year of Rooster/Dog which makes me an honest, introverted, understanding, free spirited, loyal perfectionist* with a bit of a quirky side…!
*A little side note : Just so we’re honest with one another from the start—I strive to be but I am not perfect! (Don’t tell my husband and kids!)
My love of travel and different cultures, plus my husband’s job, has taken me all over the world and now I have taken up residency in my fifth country, Bahrain. In every country there are always challenges and rewards due to the culture, people and environment. Bahrain was no exception despite the fact I had lived in the Middle East before, and so I thought my experiences would be similar. Although I arrived in this small island with my trusty Labrador, Phoebe, having googled that Bahrain is a dog friendly country, my connection with dogs has unfolded to far beyond what I ever would have imagined. I have always tried, in my own little way, to Make a Difference to people’s lives – volunteering at my children’s school, helping with charities, creating like-minded communities and empowering others to see their own incredible abilities but my journey has now extended to animals. To be a part of this process, to see a suffering animal come into his/her own is just so rewarding; to be the contented soul it was meant to be.
So currently I am a busy mother of two teenagers, one dog and two foster dogs plus the wife of a husband who travels every week. I am constantly trying to achieve a balanced and harmonious environment, guide my children to become positive, kind, considerate adults and navigate my way through the minefields of hormones and teenage behaviour, train and guide my foster dogs so that they are well adjusted to be able to integrate into their forever home easily, as well as keep myself in check!
My friends have often asked me how I got into Holistic Health and what made me take the leap from the fast paced corporate business world to Energy Healing. The answer is very simple:
I am a self confessed therapy junkie!! From my early 20’s I have always been into some sort of healing therapy. I loved it. It was like checking in my physical, mental, emotional baggage with someone, leaving it there and heading out with a renewed outlook. I have received some fabulous healing with some awesome people. Then, whilst living in Abu Dhabi, I met with a vivacious, bubbly dynamo who suggested I learn Reiki …
It was a beautiful start to really understanding the Mind, Body, Soul connection and that was it, I was hooked. What started with my own self healing journey, then went on to become a life purpose – I wanted to share what I was learning with others. I felt everyone needed to get a regular “tune up”! I am constantly training to increase my “tool box” of skills and always have my nose in a self help or text book!! I want to be able to offer my clients, furry or non-furry, a range of techniques that we can draw from to get them to creating the life of their dreams.
I am trained in the following therapies:
• Reiki 1 and 2
• Angelic Reiki Master
• Touch for Health Certificate
• Jin Shin Jyutsu Certificate
• Bach Flower Remedies – Level 1 and 2
• Brain Gym for Health and Well Being Certificate
• Retained Reflexes Basic Level Certificate
* Applied Zoopharmacognosy Level 1 and 2
I’m extremely grateful that my journey has made me who I am today: the animal loving girl that pops crystals in her bra; has essential oils going all over the house along with a sprinkling of salt lamps; and carrying Arnica & Bach Flower Remedies wherever she goes!
It was coming up to my exams and I was panicking. My Mum asked me some questions then asked me to take these drops (Bach Flower Remedy drops) all the time leading up to and during my exams. Initially I didn’t think it was going to work but I was desperate to try anything. Only after the first couple of days, when my Mum asked me how I was feeling that I realised when I was in my exams I felt calmer than I had before, causing me to think more and write down less rushed answers*.
*(OK, I know that usually you do not ask family for testimonials as it is deemed bias. However as my son would have to be the my biggest critic and disbeliever in “all that stuff that you do”, I was so excited that he actually felt the Bach Flower Remedy drops had helped him so asked him to write something positive about it… This is about as animated and verbal as he gets at 14 years old!)
Anissa was recommended to me by a friend as I was at my wits end after my cat became stressed and ill due to moving house and being targeted by another cat on the street. I had explored many options such as vetmedications and feliway, none of which helped. Anissa was incredibly understanding and sympathetic and gave me lots of advice and a herbal remedy to try. Within a week my cat showed amazing improvement and stopped displaying signs of stress. I would highly recommend Anissa and not hesitate in the slightest to call her again for help for myself, family or pets.
I have arthritis in my right knee due to an old hockey injury and have been told that I will need a knee replacement in due course. I went to Anissa with an open mind hopeful that she could help my knee in someway. It is hard to describe but after my first session I felt that my leg was less twisted and stronger. Her treatments are holistic and she doesn't just focus on my knee. Each session throws up different needs. I find her treatments deeply relaxing and come away feeling peaceful, grounded and emotionally held. These feelings are sustained by the specifically tailored Bach remedies that Anissa makes up for me at each visit. I really look forward to my treatments with Anissa; it is an honour knowing her.
Whilst visiting in Abu Dhabi, I saw Anissa for a debilitating migraine that hadn’t left me for days and was ruining my holiday. She worked on me for an hour, explaining what she was doing as she went along. The session hadn’t finished and I could already feel it lifting. By the time I was out the door the migraine had disappeared. I felt the most relaxed I had in days. It was a very serene feeling. She has the magic touch!
I have suffered with problems of anxiety and depression for a few years. I thought about going to the doctors and seeing someone about getting medication, but I had also heard that the side effects of the medications would likely make you drowsy at best and zombified at worst. So, I spoke to Anissa. We had a very honest, very open conversation, about how I was feeling and what I could do to make it better. She prescribed me a mix of remedies, to be taken alongside meditation and being mindful of my feelings. After three days I was already feeling a massive difference within myself. What Anissa has given me has helped me so much. It's done more than just help me cope, I feel like I have a new lease of life. I feel that I can do more, go further, and be better than I ever have been, so thank you for that Anissa.