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With over 20 years in cancer care and many more on the spiritual path, Heather's travels have taken her on many journeys of self-discovery and healing. 

Finding peace in the solitude of the ancient techniques of Vipassana, Heather meditated in silence for 26 days in a Buddhist temple in Northern Thailand, and again in a remote mountain retreat in India. She has continued with many Vipassana experiences throughout the years. She has camped in the wilderness of the outback with kangaroos by day and hyenas by night, she has sat with shamans in the jungles of Peru and connected with the wisdom from sacred plant medicine. Her early travels to Africa connected her to her ancestors' path and it was here that she was gifted her first sacred drum. For many years, Heather has incorporated drumming into her own meditations and everyday holistic practices. Heather offers therapeutic sacred drum sessions for individuals and groups.

As an artist and holistic facilitator, Heather facilitated art therapy workshops at the Burdett Institute of Gastrointestinal Nursing, St Marks Hospital, to explore patients' feelings regarding altered body images. She also travelled to Romania to facilitate art therapy workshops in orphanages working with disabled children and children affected by Aids. She continues to facilitate intuitive art workshops in the UK and Europe.

Heather spent many years working as an energy healer at Pembridge Spiritual Mission. She is a registered healer and tutor for the Surrey Healer Association and trained as a medium at The College of Psychic Studies under the guidance of Gerrie March. In the past, Heather has served as a platform medium in many spiritualist churches and now serves Pembridge Spiritualist Mission on occasion.

Heather's life experiences, innate wisdom, and faith have enhanced her passion to teach people how to tap into their own natural healing, psychic ability, and creative gifts, to empower and uplift while supporting them on their path. In 2015, Heather was ordained as an interfaith minister (OSIF Seminary Training) supporting people further in the cycles of life. This work honours both the diversity and the unity of all beings, cultures, and faiths, and provides compassionate, respectful spiritual care to people of all faiths and people of no faith. Her ministry, Sacred Crossings, focuses on supporting people who are approaching end of life, helping them and their families to remove fears and to find peace in the journey of the sacred crossing.

Heather says: "I have incorporated my knowledge and experience of working for spirit with my passion for art and my love of teaching and caring for people, Doing what I love transforms work into a purposeful and exciting journey which I am truly grateful for."