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 (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
I help run the Brighton/Sussex Arnica Group, with my friend and colleague Carmel O’Dell (who is also a local homeopath). Arnica is a valuable organisation, run by volunteers, and has been spreading fast, due to demand, since 2007. It offers information, support and a space to openly discuss natural immunity, and natural parenting issues. Our group is small, friendly and informal. All are welcome!
We meet almost monthly (except April, August, December and January). 10-12midday. Venue: 365 Ditchling Rd, Brighton.
Our lively meetings involve tea, much talking and many babies and small children! We usually arrange a speaker on a topic supporting natural immunity or Carmel and I will share homeopathy and natural remedies on a seasonal topics – colds and coughs for example. For more information join our online community ‘Arnica Sussex’ page on Facebook, which is a wealth of information and support, as is www.arnica.org.uk
If you’d like a more private space to discuss the issue of natural immunity and/or vaccination, I offer individual sessions for parents, as does Carmel.