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, 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 fear since being a small child, unbeknown to me or anybody else, and my body could no longer contain the energy that this was taking. It has taken me 20 years to work through the insecurities, pain, loss, abandonment and grief that were blocking my heart from fully opening and preventing me from truly loving myself, feeling comfortable in my own skin and trusting life to support me. What started out as a quest to find freedom from fear, soon became an initiation and gateway to my higher purpose.
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. You can truly begin to live life from the heart and to listen to and follow the path it wishes to take and not that of your mind. 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, and soothing the little girl inside who they belong to, 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.
- 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.