Meet Abby – Shamanic Psychotherapist, Energy Healer, Author, Teacher
I am an Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, a Spiritual Teacher an internationally published Author. I combine all of my skills together to shine my light and be who I truly am. I am a catalyst for people’s processes, a problem solver, a creative artist, an alchemist, a healer, a mother, a daughter, a lover of life.
I always knew that we were more than what we think. I went through a spiritual crisis in my 20’s and counselling wasn’t enough to help me move through it. You can talk about something until the cows come home and all you’re doing is talking about it, I wanted to learn how to transform it. I discovered a spiritual path, and nothing was ever the same again for me!
I have a Masters degree in Science. While working as a research assistant for the University of Sydney, Australia, I realised that I wasn’t in love with the work and that it would take a lot of dedication to become a successful scientist. I did discover a flair for teaching as I was running tutorial classes in adobe photoshop, I went deeper into logic of computer applications and left my scientific career, and came home to Ireland. I got a job as an applications trainer and course developer, got married and had my first two children. Children take up a lot of energy! I wanted to teach many people without having to meet them in person so I became an instructional designer (a scriptwriter for It learning products), an assessment writer and an editor.
The heart is the GPS of your soul, if it’s ignored or switched off,
you get lost.
I felt that I wanted to learn more about the human psyche so I enrolled in a part time degree course in psychotherapy. At the same time I studied to become a shamanic practitioner and a Reiki and Seichem Master Teacher. I moved job to work for the National Training Agency in Ireland and I had my second two children!
During the recession in Ireland my contract was not renewed, I had my qualifications so I took the leap and set up Ranelagh Holistic Centre. Clients came. My sessions were remarkable, even to me. Combining the power of shamanism with psychotherapy had deep, profound and long-lasting results. Clients referred their loved ones to me, and their friends, soon I was seeing clients but I wanted to teach too, so I started teaching Reiki workshops, Spiritual health workshops, Introduction to Shamanism and I held a support group for people who were unemployed and having a hard time during the recession.
I believe you can do anything when you put your heart and mind into it.
I also ran Reiki shares to support my Reiki students. They often asked me how to connect into their Reiki practice outside of class, so I wrote a booklet for them called The Reiki Hours. I realised that everyone has the innate power to heal themselves, so this became Energy Healing for Everyone, which is available to buy on Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle version.
I spent a lot of time networking, taking personal development classes, and I realised that I needed to stay focussed on my goals. To help me stay focussed I developed a mission statement so that I could remember every day why I was doing what I was doing.
Heal the world by teaching people how to heal themselves
From the techniques born out of my healing sessions came my next book, “How to Be Well“. I wrote it in 2010 while based in Ranelagh Holistic Centre. I knew that it needed a publisher, so several years later I sent it to Hay House, who came back to me and commissioned “Energy Healing Basics” off the back of “Energy Healing for Everyone”, instead. I wrote that, and they liked it, and then they signed a deal for How to Be Well!
In the meantime I moved to Fitzwilliam Square, got busy creating soundcloud meditations, long play meditations, and began to record healing sessions for people who claimed they were not yet ready or could not afford a full-on one to one session with me. And I write, a lot. And I appear on Radio too, both national and on the Internet. Here are a list of articles and podcasts that I shared with the media.
Now I feel I am in a new phase of my work. I’ve moved by the sea, to Cumberland Street, where I feel the freedom of being completly myself, doing what I love best – working with people, writing and making websites!! I post frequently on my Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter. You can read my weekly energy tips emails, where I send you an inspiration, an exercise, or a meditation to help you feel better – just click here to sign up.