Helen & Rhod Gilbert

Here I am, Helen Jane Meyrick, with the lovely Rhod Gilbert just after we had finished an afternoon's filming for my 3 minute appearance on Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience Series 6. But how did I get here?

My original career path was in the world of software programming and IT and culminated in my being a Database Administrator. It was during this period of my life that I began to look for something different.

In 1996 I re-started my IT career after several years as a full-time mother and wanted to discover who I am. This was the beginning of my interest in crystals and holistic healing. My very first workshop was a Crystal Massage weekend with Denise Wichello Brown and that became the launchpad for my desire to become a complementary therapist. Following Denise's advice I began with a course in Anatomy & Physiology, followed by a number of different crystal therapy courses ranging from correspondence course to formal classroom to a 2-year diploma course with ICGT. Alongside this I began my Reiki path, initially for personal reasons, achieving Reiki Master Teacher in 2005. I worked part-time in adult education as a qualified tutor for nearly 9 years before taking voluntary redundancy, during which time I continued to develop my skills as a therapist and further my knowledge in complementary therapies.

Over the years I have completed tutored courses and workshops in:

  • Meditation Teacher Diploma (BSoM)
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • On-Site Massage & Acupressure
  • Stress Management Practitioner Course
  • ITEC Level 3 Aromatherapy
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Techniques
  • Bach Flower Remedies Levels 1 & 2
  • Hot Stones Reflexology
  • Holistic Facials
  • Bellabaci Cupping Technique
  • EFT Practitioner
  • The Balance Procedure Practitioner
  • Stress Management Practitioner/Instructor
  • Tuning Fork Sound Therapy
  • Acupressure Facial Therapy
  • SkillfulMIND Meditation Leader
  • Five Elements Reflexology

In 2011 I finally took all the nudges and hints from the Universe to develop and teach my own workshops and courses! I am currently delivering Reiki Level 1, 2 and 3 MP evening  classes, SKillfulMIND Meditation sessions, accredited courses in Crystal Therapy and one-day workshops on topics such as Meditation with Mandalas and Introduction to Crystals etc. I have plans for more workshops and courses, including online learning so.....watch this space!

In 2018 I collaborated with three other lovely ladies (Jayne Davey, Pat Underwood & Petrena Talbott) to organise holistic retreats in the lovely setting of Elan Valley. mid Wales. 

During the Coronavirus lockdown I ventured into recording meditations and signed up to Insight Timer as a meditation teacher.

My Qualifications:

  • Reiki Master Teacher
  • Diploma in Crystal Therapy (ICGT)
  • IHM Practitioner (Teach Therapy)
  • On-Site Massage & Acupressure (Teach Therapy)
  • Meditation Teacher Diploma(British School of Meditation)
  • Stress Management Practitioner & Instructor (Zodiac Complementary Therapy Training)
  • Diploma in Massage techniques (ITEC)
  • Meridian Energy Therapist (EFT & TBP)
  • Diploma in Reflexology Techniques (VTCT)
  • PGCE (University of Wales, Newport)
  • BSc (Hons.) (Open University)
  • First Aid Certificate

 

My Memberships & Registrations:

  • Complementary Health Professionals (CHP) (accredited college & practitioner)
  • International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) Approved Trainer 
Helen's Reiki Lineage

My Other Websites

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Dreamstone Holistics

My main website where I advertise the therapies I offer and also the retreats I co-host and organise.

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Crystal Therapy Training

The website where you can find information and book on the Crystal Therapy courses & workshops I offer.