Zoë Scanlan BSc (Hons), MSc, SDS Hom
“Homeopathy first found its way into my life when I was pregnant and looking for tools to support my natural birth.
However, it was when my 10 week old baby developed impetigo that I really experienced Homeopathy’s true value. Antibiotics was offered by the doctor, but at such a young age I was reluctant. I tried Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy helpline, which helped me select 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, broken nights sleep and all that is the huge transition of becoming a mother! 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. I started the 4 year training just a few weeks later.
Since then, homeopathy has become part of everyday life. We’ve seen earaches clear up in hours, distraught children falling into a peaceful slumber, fears vanishing and very importantly, I learnt to work with a fever, rather than fear or suppress it. I was also lucky enough to have two wonderful home births, which I also gladly attribute to the use of Homeopathy.
My work, and I’ve come to realise my life’s work, now has a strong focus on helping parents gain the knowledge and confidence to be their own family’s doctor! Working with mothers to them find their way back to using their own intuitive power, to connect once again with our natural world, and using nature, plants and their energy as a primary healing tool.
On my own journey as a mother, I have also come to realise how we are are the pinnacle of family life, and if we are well cared for and in good balance, our family will in turn be nourished. We have been strongly conditioned to put other’s needs before our own, and today I gently challenge this belief with all women I work with. This can block prioritising the time and space to give to ourselves, which at times, can leave a mother depleted, unhappy and lost. So (at least initially!) if you can’t take care of yourself for yourself, do it for your small ones….they will honestly reap the benefits!
I offer my work via consultations, courses and also share the knowledge I have gathered along the way, in a small book “Homeopathy & Natural Remedies for Children“, that lists natural healing ideas (including homeopathy, herbs, flower essences, nutrition etc) for treating many of the common childhood ailments.
Here is a nice interview, which will give you an insight into me, my journey with Homeopathy & my work:
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