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), and soon to be published Healing with Essential Oils (early 2022), published by Inner Traditions Bear & Co., Vermont 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), and regularly publishes 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 seven years ago, Heather continues to run a private aromatherapy clinic, and to teach continual professional development (CPD) courses and workshops (from interested beginner to qualified practitioner) in which she explore the benefits and qualities of essential oils.
Her third book examines the journey of essential oils from plant to bottle and includes over fifty essential oil profiles. This book completes a trilogy of books specifically written to inform layperson, student and practitioner alike about how to employ essential oils for their exquisite health, healing and wellness values.
Meanwhile, Heather continues to write articles for magazines and journals, and is honoured to regularly feature as a guest speaker for national and international events, radio and television shows, sharing her enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise with global audiences.
Heather is the mother of four grown up children who have graced her with twelve beautiful grandchildren.
COVID-19 ‘swept the world’ into a frenzy of alarm last year. So much so that governments around the globe have unilaterally sanctioned, ‘post-haste’, emergency lock-down (an unfortunate prison term) (Gieske 2020) and vaccination (or rather, inoculation) programmes, while denouncing and apparently ignoring other less aggressive, but potentially effective, immune supporting solutions (Kaufman et al 2020). […]Read More