True wellness is more than just the
absence of disease
Pain is exhausting, it eats away at you and makes you irritable. However, what does it mean, where is it coming from and why does it seem to be impacted by my state of mind, diet and general well being?
Who am I?
This is a good question, which I’m finding difficult to answer right now. My name is Kerry. Below you can see a list of my qualifications, certifications and future academic aspirations, but is this really who I am?
Right now as I write this short biography all I am is in pain. Pain is the number one over-riding factor that seems to dominate everything. It affects everything I do, feel, say and think. It wakes me in the night, I wake up with it in the morning, it follows me throughout the day and I go to bed with it at night. It is what has driven me to create this website and set out on a journey of self-healing and self-discovery. I’m not going to lie this has not been easy. Despite all my many efforts to relieve it, unfortunately my pain persists. Today is a bad day. My head is tight with muscle spasm and my spine is stiff and achy. I feel tired due to poor sleep and frustrated that I seem to have returned to square one yet again on this journey.
What have I been doing wrong?
Why can I not be free of this persistent pain?
Longer than the list of academia is the list of treatment modalities I have explored for my pain over the last 7 years. But… you know what? That is all in the past and right now we are in the present and moving ever more into the future.
Right now, in the present, I am in pain and that pain is traveling with me into the future whether I like it or not. So what if I try something different moving forwards. What if I do something crazy, as ‘pain’ and I travel together on this healing journey? What if I stop fighting it... stop trying to control it?
What if (for a moment) I just stop. Breath and accept it?
So here I am finally ready to accept what I cannot change and finally I have the courage to change the things that I can. For a long time I believed that my pain was under my control that I had the power to change it through persistence and force. I am older now, wiser, fatigued and I am ready to surrender.
Healing with Kerry is a journey into the unknown. I do not know where this path is taking me, whether tomorrow will be another ‘bad’ day. It is an act of faith and I am taking it one day at a time. My aim is to sit with my pain in a place of ease, to remove all resistance and find a peaceful space to rest.
I invite you to join me as we explore and practice yoga and meditation together.
Together we will learn how to positively improve our lifestyle and how to implement these changes without strict rules and judgement.
I am excited to offer you (and myself) opportunities to escape on retreat.
The future is going to be great, I have faith in that, but let’s live in the present with joy and gratitude for what is here in front of us now, even if it is painful at times.
The Academia Stuff…
BSc Physiotherapy – King’s College London (2003-2006)
UK HCPC registered Physiotherapist
Massage Therapist – Trained with The London School of Massage (June 2015)
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) – Trained with Yoga London (July 2016)
Active member of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) since February 2016
Health Practitioner Diplomate in the Clinical Science of Anti-Ageing as awarded by the American Board of Anti-Ageing Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) since 20th March 2017
Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (FMNM) with the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) since April 2015
MSc Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine – University of South Florida (April 2015-present)