Hello and welcome. My name is Sharon Curran and I am the proprietor of Soulflower Therapies. It is true that many people who become therapists have been through difficult times themselves and I am no exception. When I was in my late 20s/early 30s, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Talking to someone for the first time made me realise just how much I had been running away from myself all my life. Whilst I was naturally quite extrovert, internally I never felt good enough and lacked any sense of trust or faith in myself or life. In truth, the diagnosis was just the tip of the iceberg; a way for my body to finally get my attention. I had been functioning with high levels of anxiety and low self-esteem for many years without much self-awareness. Recovering from the disorder took me on a journey that changed me for the better in so many ways.
When you change your inner world, things around you change. When you free yourself from all that tells you you are not enough, then it opens the way for more self-acceptance, self-love, self-compassion, self-empowerment and self-belief. I still struggle with fear at times and can get sucked into the monkey mind of obsessive worry and panic but befriending these strong emotions and traits instead of running from them has been the key to freedom for me and I believe it can be for you too.
Alongside my therapeutic work, I am also a proud team member of Sentire International Essence E-Magazine which is a quarterly online magazine full of inspiring and informative articles, case studies, personal reflections, current practices and conversations about flower and vibrational essences. Last year, I was asked to write a piece for the magazine entitled ‘Fear and Me: An Alchemical Journey’ in which I shared the essences and practices that helped me meet and transform some of my deepest fears alongside the wisdom that came from such a profound journey. You can purchase the magazine and read my article here.
I was also invited to share my story of healing with Courtney Kessenich who runs a personal blog called ‘Spinning through Life‘. Her goal is to bring awareness to invisible wounds and help fight the stigma surrounding seeking care. Invisible wounds can be post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness associated with traumatic events. She uses her voice to bring attention to what resources and tools are available as well as fight to change perceptions around mental health. You can read my story here.
- BFVEA Advanced Flower and Vibrational Essences Practitioner
- Holistic Healing College Advanced Soul Plan Practitioner
- Usui Level IV Reiki Master Teacher
- Access Bars Practitioner
- Diploma Teacher of Meditation techniques
- Diploma Progressive Kinesiology
In my commitment to continual professional and personal development, I have also studied Person Centred Counselling, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition for Kinesiologists, Relax Kids and undertaken numerous workshops including those led by William Bloom, Brandon Bays, Louise Hay, Psychology of Vision Steps to Leadership and Mindfulness based stress reduction.
Only in my pain, did I find my will.
Only in my chaos, did I learn to be still.
Only in my fear, did I find my might.
Only in my darkness, did I see my light.