Zoë Scanlan BSc (Hons), MSc, SDS Hom
“Homeopathy first found its way into my life when I was pregnant and looking to support my natural birth. However, it was when my 10 week old baby developed impetigo that I experienced Homeopathy’s true value. Antibiotics was offered by the GP, but at such a young age I was reluctant to go this route. Advice from the Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy lead me to the remedy ‘Ant Crud 30’, which healed the impetigo almost overnight.
I turned again to Homeopathy some months later, feeling at a very low ebb (mild PND) from what felt like endless breastfeeding and broken nights sleep. The quality of the homeopathic consultation felt so healing and combined with the remedy (Sepia 30), I felt my mood and world shift almost immediately. This was enough to convince me I needed to know more and started the 4 year training just a few weeks later.
Since then, homeopathy has become part of everyday life. We see earaches clear up in hours, distraught children falling into a peaceful slumber, fears vanishing and fevers something to work with, rather than fear. I was also lucky enough to have two wonderful home births, which I also gladly attribute to well prescribed remedies.
My work now has a strong focus on helping parents gain the knowledge and confidence to treat families (minor) ailments themselves. I offer consultations, courses, and have produced a small book that lists all the natural tips (homeopathy, herbs, flower essences etc) for common ailments I have supported my family through over the years.
I also love to work with women, to help balance hormonal fluctuations and transitions, and support mothers find their balance and center amid family life. I have learnt that Mothers are the pinnacle of the family, and if they are well cared for and in good balance, the family in turn is nourished. I also see how hard it can be to find the time and space to give this to yourself, but if you can’t do it for yourself, do it for your small ones….they honestly reap the benefits!
Sussex Arnica Group
Brighton’s & Sussex Arnica Group is a like-minded community of people that share information, support and meet to discuss topics around natural parenting & immunity. Myself and colleague, Carmel O’Dell support this group. Arnica is an organisation, run by volunteers and has been growing fast since 2007. There is also an active online community on Facebook, which is a wealth of information and support. ‘Arnica Sussex’ if you are local if not: ‘Arnica UK’. A wealth of information also at: www.arnica.org.uk