Julia Jenkins, IIHHT, IIST, BSY (H.Med), FASC (Fellow)

Traditional Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Crystal Healer, Spiritual Coach, Stress Management Consultant, Healing Meditation Practitioner, Intuitive Tarot Reader, Holistic Aromatherapist/Massage Therapist and creator of gemstone and crystal jewellery.

Hi!  I'm Julia - welcome to my world!  Who am I?  Well,  that's a huge question alongside 'what am I doing here?' and 'what's the meaning of life?'  You could say I'm a therapist, an empath, conduit of healing energy and a seeker of knowledge, yet these are simply labels we use to make communication easier.  Just like you, I'm a multi-facetted being - a soul temporarily inhabiting a physical body, trying to make sense of this confusing, yet beautiful world we're living in.

 

Like many people, I'd lost my sense of identity over the years.  To fit in with society we all have to conform in one way, and in relationships, whether at home, in the workplace or in our circle of friends, there's always a need for compromise.  But if we're always being who someone else wants us to be, we can lose ourselves in the process and become depressed or physically unwell.

My own wake-up call when I was in my 30s, working part-time as a secretary, looking after my two school-age daughters and living a 'normal' kind of life.  After a severe ear infection, I was left with chronic exhaustion, diagnosed with ME and told by my GP to 'go away and do less'.  This didn't seem very helpful at the time, but it was the catalyst that led me to revisit my interest in natural remedies, yoga and meditation and search out holistic therapies to help my recovery.

I was lucky enough to find an understanding therapist and received regular aromatherapy massage and Reiki treatments.  It's no exaggeration to say Reiki changed my life!  After a while, as well as feeling physically stronger, I began to feel like 'me' again - not just the person I'd been before the illness, but the 'real me', who'd been hiding away for so many years.

My first Reiki attunement in 1999 gave me the confidence to enrol on a college course to study Holistic Aromatherapy.  The following year, I was attuned to Reiki II, and after receiving my Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, studied Sports Massage.  I became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2002, and have since received a Diploma in Healing Meditation, a Diploma in Advanced Stress Consultancy (together with a Certificate of Practical Training in Stress Diagnosis/Counselling), a Diploma in Crystal Healing and a Professional Certificate in Spiritual Coaching.

 

 

Julia Jenkins, IIHHT, IIST, BSYA (H.Med) FASC (fellow)