Diane O'Connell - Principal of the College of Healing
After initially qualifying in Food Science, Annie started her spiritual journey looking for answers that science could not provide.
This path led her to qualify as a Psychotherapist, focusing particularly on the Transpersonal model, and achieving an MA in Art & Psychotherapy.
Healing developed in conjunction with her psychotherapeutic practice, giving an integrative approach to the psychotherapeutic encounter; the private workshops & groups Annie continues to run are on self-development and a holistic approach to health & healing.
However, Annie feels that her most profound spiritual journey & growth has been in her relationships, with partners & with the family, and feels that the way we communicate with, and treat each other, is the most important criteria when value ourselves & others. Annie has been with the College of Healing since 1985 and currently lectures college courses at both at The Inner place and from her home in Shropshire as well as in the community. She also lectures for the Complementary Therapy Degree course, having written the Energetic Module, at Wolverhampton University. Annie has co-authored a book with Mark Lambert on spiritual intimacy that is currently seeking publication, and has started her second.