Author of Award winning Essential Oils for the Whole Body (2020 Platinum Award winner), and Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation (2019 Platinum Award winner) (published by Inner Traditions, USA).
Heather was introduced to essential oils, alongside other complementary medicine and integrated therapy principles and practices, in the early 70’s. She worked for Robert Tisserand during the early development of his business, then later studied at the University of Salford, gaining a BSc (Joint Hon) Degree in Counselling and Complementary Medicine, and post graduate Masters Certificates in Integrated Mindfulness, and Supervision of Counsellors, and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (PGCE) (Bolton Institute).
Heather taught for several years at the University of Salford (School of Health Sciences and Social Care). She published several articles and research papers in various professional journals and magazines, including the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA), also Dorset Magazine, among others (for example, Essential Oils and ADHD, Essential Oils and the Autumn Years, Evaluation of CAM in Routine Practice, and so on).
Relocating from Lancashire to Dorset over six years ago, Heather continues to run a private aromatherapy clinic, and teaches continual professional development (CPD) courses and workshops (from interested beginner to qualified practitioner). Preparing her third book for publication, and articles for various magazines and journals, also featuring as a regular guest speaker for national and international events and radio shows, Heather shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise with a global audience.
Heather is the mother of four grown up children and grandmother of twelve beautiful grandchildren.
How do you get inspired to write? The inspiration comes from within, but it is enhanced and clarified in many ways. My subject inspires me. My students and clients inspire me. The process of being a therapist and author inspires me. My sense of gratefulness inspires me. Writing itself inspires me. Sometimes I feel as […]Read More