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 overnight.
I turned again to Homeopathy some months later, feeling at a very low ebb (with 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. 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 of the dark vanishing and a fever becoming something to work with, rather than feared. I was also lucky enough to have two wonderful natural home births (and one free birth!), which I gladly attribute to well prescribed Homeopathy.
My work now focuses on helping families to do the same – to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to treat theirs, and their children’s (minor) ailments themselves. I offer consultations, courses, and have produced a small book of all the natural tools I gathered along the way, as I cared for my boys ailments.
I also love to work with women, and support them, and to help 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 honestly, it benefits the whole family!”
Sussex Arnica Group
I am very happy to help run Sussex’s Arnica Group, which offers information and support around natural immunity. The group is friendly and informal and meets the second Wednesday of each month (10.30-12.30) at 365 Ditchling Rd. We have various topics and speakers and children are For more information PM me or see ‘Arnica Sussex’ on Facebook, which is a wealth of information, as is www.arnica.org.uk
I have recently learnt how important the essential fatty acids are in our diet, actually as the foundation for everything. If we don’t have enough omega 3 our cells can’t absorb nutrition properly, hydrate or release toxicity. I realise being a vegetarian for most of my life has contributed to a long term deficiency, which I noticed after having my children – low moods and aching joints after breastfeeding. I knew I must be deficient in something but I wasn’t clear what, or had the energy to work it out! I am working now to raise awareness of this, particularly around post natal depression, and have sourced an excellent omega 3 oil from Sweden. It comes as a package with an omega oil blood test to check individual levels before and after supplementation to ensure uptake.