Throughout my life I have seen the benefits that complementary approaches to wellbeing can provide for both myself and others.
Over the last decade or so I have personally experienced periods of depression and fatigue as well as various physical ailments. Through the practice of a variety of natural wellbeing approaches I have been able to reverse all of them. I have received personal benefit from all of the following:
- HeartMath coaching
- Personal counselling
- Nutrition, especially eating raw vegetables & selected fruit plus vegetable juicing
- Food supplements
- BIO available food supplements
- Essential Oils
- Healing from the laying on of hands
- Lifestyle Medicine
- Biofield tuning
I have also been privileged to see first-hand the benefits for others using these complementary approaches; all of which can work alongside our existing medical model.
I consider myself to be an intuitive person. I can “feel” the emotional aspect of environments and when I meet people I often experience sensations in my body and emotions which correspond to a symptom or situation that the other person is experiencing. This became apparent when I was still a young child, however, out of fear of rejection I hid this aspect of myself and adapted to ‘fit in’.
One of my breakthrough moments occurred at the age of 25 while I was travelling across Europe. At a public arts convention in Bruges, I spoke to a man who was a complete stranger to me and I experienced a strong impression that what had happened to his son wasn’t his fault. I felt bold enough to share this impression with him and as I did so he immediately started crying and explained that he felt enormous guilt about his son and had planned to commit suicide later that evening. He hadn’t told anyone else about this decision but he was so serious that he had already written his suicide note. As a result of our encounter, he decided not to go through with it and this became a defining moment in my life. I frequently experience this same kind of “inner knowing” and I have many stories of this nature.
Since I was a child I had dreamed of opening a walk-in centre or shop for people to experience healing like a form of clinic using natural, wellbeing practices. In the Autumn of 2018, it finally felt like it was time to share the benefit of my many years of personal experience in a more public forum by creating an educational, grant making and service provider charity.
When we were considering the name of our charity, my wife, Michelle, had the idea of a breath of fresh air which led to the impression of blowing on a dandelion clock, and subsequently to us calling it the Dandelion Seeds Foundation. In 2019 the Charity commissioners were finally formally registered our charity and in April 2020 we decided to publicly profile the charity during in the height of the Covid19 virus.
The Dandelion is everywhere and whilst considered a weed, quite surprisingly it has a number of medicinal properties.
In addition, its structure is beautiful and empowering, the seeds can travel long distances with ease and whatever direction they take. I see this as a metaphor for the charity. Our charity is here to empower people to thrive in their wellbeing and to support new seedling business or ideas to multiply. Initially we are focussing on Somerset and Devon, however, I anticipate this will travel across the UK.
Phillip Bristow - Founder and CEO