I have been teaching and practicing a wide range of complementary therapies, which include Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage, Chinese Medicine and Reiki among others, since July 1999. I am principal and founder of OBUS school in Leixlip. I teach nationally in a number of colleges in Ireland, internationally in Malta, USA, China and Taiwan.
I love all aspects of my work, writing, teaching, researching, massaging and yes even admin. But the aspect that most inspires me is when I see a student or client make the connection between how we think and how we are. It is an honour to be part of the personal growth that comes about when they see for themselves the power of the body, mind, spirit connection.
In 2006 I decided to open OBUS Wellness Centre with my husband Colum. The philosophy behind the venture is to provide a place, which offers many different ways of helping people connect with their true essence, their joy and their passion. And to work with teachers who can help give a different perspective on quality of life and what it means to be truly healthy.
At the OBUS School of Healing Therapies we offer professional training in Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and lots more. All the Diploma courses and most of the postgraduate courses taught at the school are written and researched by myself. The common theme to all the courses I write is the concept of energy medicine and how it works. This is why I am delighted to create the space in my life to offer a lifetime mentoring service to all graduates of our Diploma courses. Whether they want help with a new venture or developing their existing one, I am always at the end of an email or the phone to bounce an idea off! I get such pleasure out of seeing the students of OBUS School develop and grow.
I am very aware that the body speaks very loudly to us and if we can interpret what it is saying we can increase our levels of joy, health and happiness. This is why I have included a Massage Clinic and a full program of wellness classes at the centre. The wellness classes include Yoga, Tai Qi, Meditation and Pilates. And again I am delighted I have been able to bring on board a group of tutors and therapists who share my passion for empowering the students and clients with knowledge, which helps them make the body/mind connection.
We have 70, 80, 90 or maybe even 100 years to live on this earth. It is important that during our time here that we find that which touches our soul and makes us whole. The Buddhist writer Jack Kornfield says that the path to enlightenment is the “path with a heart”. In opening the Obus Wellness Centre* it was my hope that it could be a place that helps people find their joy, their path with a heart.
My favourite quote
The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love born out of concern for all
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* T/A Obus Limited