Originally a Liverpudlian, I settled and raised my two eldest children in Bristol, before moving out of the city with my husband and third child to ‘live the good life’ in West Wales. We now have 4 children and live in a gorgeous hippy house surrounded by trees, rivers and lush green meadows.
Primarily I am a mother but also an Adult Ed Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, doula, breastfeeding mother supporter, artist, Massage Therapist and Reiki Master/teacher. I run a dark moon Red Tent group and sometimes a full moon Womb Blessing group. I have written articles for Juno and She Who Knows Magazines, Women’s Mysteries Teacher Circle and many Blogs. I am the manageress and creatress of Moon Times.
I’ve been on a path of transformation since my late teens and more recently using natural healing for my peri menopause and cancer journey; practising meditation, yoga, reiki, conscious cycle charting, Trauma Release Exercises, nutrition and other alternative healthy ways of living. I’m trained in holistic massage, reiki and yoga. I love to be in nature and walk everyday in the beautiful surroundings of my home.
I have been been inspired by and worked with many amazing women and men, and have worked in the voluntary sector with women with addictions, been a drugs worker, counsellor and a community artist.
In 2005 and 2006 I was nominated and short listed for the Women in Enterprise Award and Special Recognition Award for my work in the community.
For over 20 years I have worked with individuals, groups and communities; offering workshops and classes such as- Reiki Classes, Workshops; Thirteen Moons year long training, ‘Celebrating Menarche’- mother and daughter days, rites of passage ceremonies with young women, ‘Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle’ menstrual awareness courses, Womb healing sessions and in my doula work I offer blessingways and naming ceremonies.
I am particularly passionate about working with women at their transitions- Menarche (first blood), Mother/ birthing yourself as a Mother, Honouring hysterectomy, infertility, peri menopause and menopause. I also offer online teachings.
My workshops have been requested at various community events to celebrate International Women’s Day.
I am dedicated to my own journey of self growth and to supporting others on theirs.
Feed back from my courses and workshops is outstandingly positive-
‘I’ve grown and changed in such positive ways this year, I feel more empowered and on my path’
‘Rachael holds the circle in such a special way….it’s been a transformational year!’
‘There was such emotional support, Rachael is sensitive and compassionate to our personal journeys’
‘It was great to have the space to share our experiences and developments – rather like a healing group!’
My Workshops are a women only safe space to explore and journey deep within. We use art, movement, chanting, drumming, silence, journeying, visualisation and ceremony to support women to make the transformations they need in their lives now. Some workshops and training are women only with the exception of Reiki Classes which are open to both men and women who are open to new perspectives to life!
My original hand made merchandise reflects my love of people and the planet- my art work is available as cards (each full of sparkly things and affirmations), prints and I have my own set of daily affirmation cards to inspire and empower. I have written books for women and girls on celebrating their cycle (image) and I’ve designed the most environmentally friendly sanitary wear imaginable! Pads are made from organic cotton and hemp- and are pretty as well as kind to Mother Earth.
I’m a member of The Red Web Foundation. Along with other women such as Vicki Noble, Tamara Slayton, Christiane Northrup, DeAnna Lam, and others we form a network of women committed to promoting menstrual health in their personal and professional lives. The Foundation is a member-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a positive societal view of girls’ and women’s bodies and menstrual cycles from first menstruation (called menarche) through menopause. These ‘menstrual health advocates’ offer a diverse range of products, workshops, and educational materials and include artists, mental health professionals, businesswomen, mums, students, teachers, and health care providers. The Foundation is committed to including a diversity of cultural views and experiences of the menstrual life-cycle. We honour individual and cultural practices of the present day and the past which promote a healthy outlook for women and society.
Visit the website at www.redwebfoundation.org
I am a Member of the International Guild of Professional Practitioners/Embody (membership number P16489) and am available to teach Reiki Classes or to run Workshops for your group.
You can contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org