Copyright © 2020 Samantha Hardwick
I was always very shy, quiet and unconfident during my childhood/teenage years and into motherhood but started to explore ways to help myself when I started on my holistic path. My son was very poorly as a young child and this is when I started to explore alternative medicine to help him and was the start of my journey into self-development, reading books and attending courses which is still very much part of my life.
I have experienced many painful losses over the years including my grandfather one Christmas morning; moving abroad at an early age and moving back three years later; my beloved childhood rescue dog who was like a soul mate; three close relatives within a few months of each other; my grandmother to Dementia and more recently my mother in law to Alzheimer’s; the loss of another beloved pet; loss of my business as it was and as so many of us are experiencing during the pandemic, the loss of contact with loved ones and friends, freedom, normality, job or finances.
I was exceptionally good at suppressing my grief and loss as I was always being strong for others and putting a brave face on masking how I was feeling. Unfortunately, I found that it was not doing me any good mentally – sadness, overwhelm, anxiety and comfort eating; or physically – tension/aches and pains in my body, disturbed sleep. I realised I was not feeling as happy or joyful as I could be and set out on my own journey to heal which led me to Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting. I have experienced just how powerful these therapies can be.
My grandfather’s death on Christmas morning changed this time of celebration for many years for me and it probably was not until I had my children that the magic of Christmas returned slowly. I also did not grieve for my grandfather until I moved out of his house some 4 years after his death. As I closed the door I fell apart as I felt this was my final connection to him. Through my healing journey I now know he is always with me.
I regularly attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses to keep up to date and enhance the wonderful skills I have learnt to help guide you on your journey; these include grief and loss training to help you process your emotions in a safe and nurturing way.
I am passionate about helping others to change their lives and to get to a place where they are happy, confident and joyful, whereas I had to find it myself through trial and error.
I live in Devon with my husband and two Miniature Schnauzers close to the Tarka trail, the sea and living a life of joy and freedom. Every day I am out walking in the beautiful countryside or on the beach, surrounded by nature, water and beautiful birdsong, all things that I love. This all nurtures my inner peace and the enjoyment of life.
Through working with hundreds of clients within my complementary therapy business I started to notice the connection between physical pain and people’s emotions and went on to learn about how our energy and our environment affects us. I studied Reiki and energy balancing techniques and learnt about Chakras and how they affect our everyday life. I have studied various complementary therapies over the past 15 years including various types of Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Matrix Reimprinting. It was whilst attending the EFT course, I realised how some of the situations I had experienced as a child were still affecting my life now and having worked on them, they are now released and I feel happy, confident, joyful, my energy is recharged and I have reconnected with me and my inner coach.
I am an accredited coach with the Sue Stone Foundation and am passionate about empowering and inspiring you to live a life of joy.
I love sharing and passing on the knowledge I have learnt over the years and now run self- development courses including Raise Your Vibration, Reiki and working with groups or on a 1-2-1 basis. I specialise in working with grief and loss alongside an array of issues.
Copyright © 2020 Samantha Hardwick