Health is not valued till sickness comes
This was never more evident to Alexander than when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2013. A keen footballer and sportsman he started experiencing some unsettling symptoms whilst engaging in varying forms of exercise and daily tasks. Following numerous tests, he received a terrifying diagnosis and bleak prognosis for the future with conventional western medicine unable to provide suitable solutions.
With a young family, he refused to give up hope and took the decision to embark on a journey of recovery and healing. Initially he incorporated lifestyle changes which gave him a new relationship with food, exercise (he found a love for running!) and a daily meditation practice. At the time, this felt like radical change… but it was only just the beginning.
Over the years he has continued to explore varied ways to aid healing within his body, incorporating a truly holistic approach to recovery. It has involved much unlearning, the shedding of preconceptions around health and wellbeing… and then relearning how to re-connect with the body and nature to regain vitality.
Alexander has developed a relationship with several healing practices over time, including Reiki, Kambo, Ultra Running, Breathwork, Cold Water Immersion, Yoga, Acupuncture, Talking Therapy, Sound Healing, Neurofeedback Therapy etc ...
Of these, the restorative effects of Reiki resonated with him and led him to explore the practice beyond being a recipient. The intuitive allure of the Reiki Precepts have become part of his daily life and he is now a qualified Reiki Master & Teacher, studying under Torsten Lange in both Reiki Lineages going back to founder Mikau Usui.
In addition, he has worked extensively with Kambo, exploring the mystical healing properties of the frog and under the tutelafe of Natalie Mcintosh is a qualified a Trauma Informed Kambo (TIK) Practitioner
Both in person Reiki treatments and Kambo Ceremonies are offered from a safe healing home space in Islington, North London. Reiki treatments can also be sent distantly at a time convenient to the recipient.
Additionally, Alexander has also qualified run coach under UK Athletics and works with people wanting to take up running for the first time, get back into running after a period of absence, and experienced runners wanting to improve their PBs from distances of 5k - Marathons.