My background is widely diverse with a career that was founded in the commercial world of manufacturing clothing. I started at the bottom learning the different facets of production, from machinist through to production manager for the largest clothing business in the southern hemisphere.
This part of my working experience was relevant to my future endeavours as at different stages of this journey. I was involved as a training manager responsible for assisting raw recruits and training them to a standard whereby they could earn a living. I was also for many years, a Methods Engineer. This involved setting standards and training operators and cadets in productivity. Later in this career, I was promoted to production manager of one of the factories with seven supervisors and 400 operators under my guidance.
During this time, I was also aware that there was more than a practical side to life and I was drawn to spiritual endeavours. At this stage it was more curiosity than knowledge. Years went by and I had a complete role reversal. I started Holistic Studies in Aromatherapy and health sciences. Eventually through sustained effort I began to teach these subjects in Australia. I started the Australian School of Awareness and was approached to teach in the UK, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. I also acted as a consultant for aromatherapy, Australia wide, this continued for 15 to 18 years.
Having such a busy lifestyle also bought with it a mind that was always busy and I suffered insomnia. I was convinced to try meditation with a local group and my intuition told me there was more to discover and so I attended the Tumberton, in Upwey, meditation group for two years. I was then made aware of Reverend Mandy Stone’s development group in Boronia. At this time it was the early days of the ASA and travelling abroad became a part of my routine. After a couple of years with Rev Stone, developing and learning about spirituality and working on platform, I felt I had something to offer others of a like mind. So I decided to offer meditation and development and spiritual lessons to those who were searching for inner truth and awareness. The motto of the Australian School of Awareness is “Development, Healing and Expansion”. I involved myself in Spiritual Studies and Healing Techniques, Spiritual Healing, Polarity Energy Healing and Holistic Remedial Therapy. I also developed many course to offer to students under my care.
As the academic course were being bought to a close due to my retirement I worked part time with the aged care for six years offering them aromatherapy treatments and comforting and soothing their emotional imbalances.
I studied and attained my Professional Counselling Diploma and Advanced Certificate for Grief Counselling and also Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution.
Although the ASA is still a viable trading name I registered the Halls of Healing Education & Spiritual Centre where I offer healings, spiritual and emotional healing counselling and readings. Also meditation and development classes are offered on Wednesday evenings.
I have been a part of the ICS for many years and can hopefully offer my services for many more years to come.
Personally, I am married with three children, Susann, Raymond and Kay, all of whom have also been introduced to a spiritual way of life.