Hello, I am a Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant, a Facilitator and Founder of Stepping into Life.
At its core, my work and offering focus on emotional and nutritional literacy.
In the various emotional literacy programmes I offer, I combine where appropriate the therapeutic powers of movement, rituals, creativity, nature, compassionate processes, journalling and tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
I work with women, mainly, sometimes mixed groups, and or also partner with organisations. I have designed Welcoming Ourselves Home, a 10 week programme of emotional literacy and also create bespoke wellbeing programmes and workshops if requested. So drop me an email and let's have a chat. Emotional literacy is a powerful foundational step in any healing journey, whether to overcome anxiety, improve self confidence or simply to grow and build a language to name your internal world, experiences and emotions.
My dedication to the inner life, the body and now nutrition is a response to my personal healing journey with trauma and my capacity to fathom my own inner light and shadow. Through this, I have learnt to uncover my survival stories and mechanisms of psychological defences and the ensuing cycle of disempowerment.
For more information about my nutritional literacy work, please visit Food as Natural Medicine.
Growing up in West Africa, relocating to England, having a multiracial heritage and issues of racial identity and belonging have helped me to understand the loneliness, confusion and isolation of not belonging, as well as and the impact it has on mental health, and relationships.
This together with my discovery of and training in contemporary dance helped me to understand dance and movement as media to heal through the body. I learnt to combine non stylised movement classes for people without dance experience exploring the relationship between mind, body and nature.
Learning Nonviolent Communication (NVC) helped me to deepen my commitment to self awareness. NVC opened up a completely new world of understanding myself, the world and others. This together with living in two spiritual communities turbo charged my understanding of the shadow in myself and others, and gave me a deeper lived experienced of community.
Nowadays, my commitment to growth and spirituality has become more embodied and lived through the vehicle of relationship in all its nuances and complexities with my partner Luke.
Diploma in Healing Diets, School of Natural Medicine, London including:
Healing Diets Immersion 30 October - 3 November 2023
Quantum Botanicals Immersion 30 May - 2 June 2023
Iridology and Naturopath Immersion 24 - 28 October 2022
Herbal Medicine Immersion 11 - 15 July 2022
In 2013, I was awarded funding by Creative Scotland to study rituals, NVC and somatic movement with Anna Halprin and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
Bay NVC Leadership Programme, online and in person, Calistoga, California - 2012
MA in European Dance Theatre Practice, and Professional Diploma in Dance Studies, Trinity Laban, London - 2002 to 2005
MA in Interpreting and Translation, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh - 1993 to 1997