Daniella Saunders, MA (Phil), BA (Hons), RGN
Approach to Health
Here's a little bit about me, so you know who you are working with...
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 valuable use of my time.
My interest in holistic health really progressed around the same time that I developed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, many years ago now. 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. 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-body connection, and how you can take more control over your own health and well-being.
Once I started on this path, I found that it naturally evolves into an ever-deeper investigation about the nature of life. It helped me to the extent of how we are affected by our experiences in life, and what we can do to change how we respond to the circumstances that we find ourselves in. I see well-being now from a much deeper perspective - and in all it's complexity.
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 everyone who chooses to, can reach their highest state of health, and live a life of real wisdom and well-being.
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
Scope of Practice
Health & Well-Being
Chronic fatigue conditions
Health & well-being
Career & financial health
Therapies for symptom control:
Back and muscular pain
Joint pain and muscular injuries
Fibromyalgia pain relief
Stress and anxiety reduction
Meridians and energy balance
Diet and nutrition
Acupressure for health
Philosophy of mind
Trauma and mental health
Spirituality and religion
Ethics and morals
Science and rationality
Health and well-being