Hi. My name is Hannah and this is my beautiful family.
We live on a farm in Elham, Kent. Mark is the farmer, and I run our glamping business and wellness therapies.
In 2008, I was training as a solicitor, when I became ill with environmental illness. My life took a complete turn which has led me to where I am writing this page! I am truly grateful for my change of direction and for finding my real passion.
That’s what Mark called me, when we met in 2008
I used to take my phone everywhere with me. I used to think walking with my dogs was time for catching up with a few people via text. When I was sitting waiting for an appointment, in a queue in the court halls I would bury my head in my phone. It was like a safety blanket I could nuzzle into when I didn’t want to make eye contact or speak with other people. I could connect to people I knew and quickly receive a comforting text, familiarity was a quick fix.
If I left the house without my phone it would feel like a part of me was absent that day and I would be concerned on what I was possibly missing out on. Who had contacted me? They would wonder why I hadn’t returned their texts!
I began to live the digital detox
It was after receiving high exposure UVB light treatment at hospital and working next to a big telecommunications tower that my life began to change. I became extremely sensitive to fluorescent lighting and some computer screens. This made going to public places and work very difficult.
I began my training contract in a law firm with amazing bosses Tony and Andy who fully sympathised with my condition. Even though I could control my immediate working area in the office, courts, prisons and police stations all had the lighting that would trigger considerable pain and fatigue. In 2010 I could no longer continue my career.
Things escalated to other environmental factors including phones and other TV and computer screens. So at the beginning of the smart phone era, apart from use of a computer with help from an LED projector I had practically begun to live the digital detox.
In 2012 when had my second beautiful child, smart phones had become the norm. This is when at the park I noticed parents holding smart phones completely submersed in another world. I would notice as children climbed to the top of the climbing frame looking back if mummy saw only to see the joy of accomplishment melt and turn to disappointment on a child’s face. This became common behaviour I would observe every time I went out. It was as if I was “out of the movie”.
For this awareness I am eternally grateful.
Here I am now,
having made good progress with my screen sensitivity and being aware of how easy it is to get lost in the laptop. But. I have the gift of awareness that I have choice.
At my most challenging point in 2013, I found a glimmer of hope in the Dynamic Neural Retraining System where I flew to Switzerland for the training. I spent a year and a half calming my amygdala which is the fight or flight energy centre of the brain. During this time my curiosity about therapy began. This took me on a journey to become a Core Transformation Coach and Bi Aura Bio Energy Therapist and a Chakradance Facilitator.
From Lawyer to mind and body therapist has been just the right fit for me and due to my experience gained in the therapeutic sphere I am passionate in helping others gain balance and wellbeing in their lives.
Throughout my healing journey, I have gained experience of working with a variety of therapies including NLP Core transformation and Bi Aura energy healing. I offer sessions for clients in a separate space in our cabin on the farm.