Daniella Saunders, MA (Phil), BA (Hons), RGN
Founder of Enlightened Health Academy
Approach to Health
I have been helping people to improve their health and well-being for over thirty years now. It's something that I love to do - if I can help one person feel better, be less stressed, and experience a better life, then I think that is a good use of my time.
My interest in holistic health really progressed around the same time that I developed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, following a prolonged period of intense stress. I had already been working in mainstream healthcare for a long time at that point. But being so unwell made me very aware of the tremendous gap between the well-meaning advice which is usually given to people who have chronic illness, and the lived experience of being ill. This was many years ago now, and since then, I have made a full recovery. But it propelled me onto a path of developing deeper insights into the nature of healing, the mind-connection, and lived experience.
Once I started on this path, I found that it naturally evolves into an ever-deeper investigation about the nature of life, how we are affected by our experiences, and what we can do to remain centred, when we are in the eye of an ever-changing storm. I see well-being now from a much deeper perspective - in all it's complexity, rather than from a simplistic materialist viewpoint.
So, now I do this work because I want to help other people who are struggling to fit into a system of health which is not coherent with their own experience of life. So that we can all reach our highest state of health, and live a life of real wisdom and well-being.
Values and Beliefs
Compassion & Kindness
Wisdom & Insight
Health & Well-being
Freedom & Honesty
Spirituality & Connection
Each person makes a valuable contribution to the world
You hold the power for change within yourself
Everyone has the potential for self realization
Love is the most powerful force in the universe
We are all connected at the deepest level of existence
FD (Sc) - Complementary therapies: Studying holistic wellness, the relationship between spirituality and health, healing therapies, the mind-body connection, and holistic health
Including: nutrition, exercise, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, psychology
Professional qualifications in several therapies, including therapeutic and remedial massage, aromatherapy, nutrition, reiki, reflexology, and acupressure
Health & Chronic Illness
Qualified registered nurse: with post graduate diplomas in stress & chronic illness management, behaviour change, including psychology, pain control, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular health
Chrysalis Effect Practitioner: specialist coaching for recovery from chronic pain & exhaustive conditions, including CFS/ME & fibromyalgia
ILM Accredited Well-Being Coach: lifestyle coaching for health-related issues including diet, healthy habits, stress, relationships, emotional health
Wisdom & Spirituality
MA (Phil) - Eastern & Western Philosophy: studying metaphysics, philosophy of mind, spirituality & religion, and health & well-being
Dissertation - Perspectives on trauma, mental illness, and spiritual experience
BA (Hons) - Philosophy, Spirituality & Health: Studying mind and body, spirituality & religion, scientific theory, rationality, and ethics
Enlightened Health Academy
Fatigue & Illness
Stress and Trauma
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