I'm Rosalind Daws. I have been practising Reiki since 1999. I studied in India, also studying yoga and mindfulness with a buddhist monk. We lived outdoors and the jungle taught me a great deal about Being rather than Doing. Nature was constantly reminding me to slow down; to struggle less and accept more; that all forms in this universe are temporary and happiness is a choice we make in each moment.
Whilst there I learned loving-kindness meditation and in all the twists and turns of my journey through life it is the thing I have always been sure of - to love, to practise kindness and compassion is the heart and centre of all I do.
After my return to Britain I moved to North Wales so my greatest teacher - Nature - could be clearly heard. I practised yoga and meditation, as well as Reiki, trained in using the arts to promote wellbeing and then studied crystal therapy. The stones have taught me how to listen to the subtle voice within and to trust my experience and inner wisdom - as well as to ask for help! I was lucky enough to train with the amazing Hazel Raven and continue to learn from her all the time.
"Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it"
"The more you are motivated by Love the more fearless and free your action will be"
I studied at the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Unit at Bangor University when pregnant with my first child - which proved it's worth during labour! Mindfulness is the foundation of my practise, since my training in India I have found the practise of bringing acceptance and awareness to the present moment invaluable in learning, insight and happiness.
After the crystal course I went on to the Archangel attunement course again with Hazel. The angelic realms brought me a sense of being safe and working in safe ways. Through them I ask always to be aligned with the Highest Good for each person I work with so that my ego-self cannot run away with me and cause harm. I am mindful always that each person who comes retains their free-will over the energy they draw in a treatment and how they use it.
I have been practising and teaching Reiki for over 20 years, developing my own teaching framework. Take the slow and steady approach that gives plenty of time for exploration and integration.
Over many years of developing bespoke and unique treatments that bring together crystals, guided meditation and reiki I have found that sound naturally emerged into the mix to aid and support the movement of energy. After 20 years of having crystal singing bowls and many years of working with my voice in treatments I have recently completed Integral Sound Healing for Groups with the Academy of Sound Healing. I am delighted to have new instruments and frameworks to explore the wonderful world of sound in support of healing.
For me movement and sound naturally work together. I have facilitated Chakradance since 2014 and love the combination of movement, music and conscious attention to the energy system. This embodiment practise for me has grown with the incredible guidance and wise care of Denise Rowe (www.earthdances.co.uk) She has woven a wonder-filled journey of movement, connection to land, to ancestry and to each other. This is feeding into my sound work leading to Somatic Sound - nurturing journeys into body and sound.
With Storydance Belinda Canevali and I have drawn the threads of 20 years of work into a well-being program for children that shares simple self-care techniques and understanding through story, dance, active imagination, simple meditation and art.
"When you do things from your soul you feel a river of joy within you"