Prunella Seed MSc., MBChA MSSCh., MAR, GHQP
I am a healthcare professional (HCPC registered) who found my way to hypnotherapy in my desire to assist my clients reach their potential for health and healing. My expertise and experience are based on formal qualifications and almost thirty years experience. My qualifications are registered in my married name, details available on request.
MSc Integrated Healthcare
MSSCh., MBChA British Chiropody Association (retired status)
CNHC Registered for both Reflexology and Hypnotherapy
HCPC Healthcare Professions Council Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist
GHQP, GSCH Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
MAR, Registered with the Association of Reflexologists
Over the years I have been privileged to train with many experts in the fields of Hypnosis and Reflexology. I update my skill base with continuous professional development (CPD) at various lectures and workshops, particularly with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
My first work was in a vitally exciting new sub-fertility clinic at Kings College Hospital in London in 1976. I studied as a podiatrist/chiropodist in the 1980’s, discovering the mysteries of reflexology towards the end of that decade. It made no sense, but I could see reflexology worked .... my clients reported back success stories and I trained with the British Reflexology Association and haven’t looked back since. From this viewpoint the importance of the mind-body connection became evident and hypnotherapy was a natural progression.
In my clinic I see the benefits of both Reflexology and Hypnotherapy for a wide range of conditions, but I continue to maintain a keen interest in the latest updates in sub-fertility and maternity work.
I regularly attend Masterclasses and workshops on a variety of approaches within mind-body medicine, pain management, self-care, etc.
Accredited Teacher of Meditation
I have been enjoying the benefits of meditation for thirty five years. I sit in complete silence with cessation of all thoughts. Likened to a blank slate, it is being at peace with who you are, and what you do. To offer advice, stepping stones, within my professional capacity I studied for a Diploma to teach various techniques and methods, but meditative practices vary widely according to the discipline from which they are derived.
Focusing on the flow of breathing in the context of active contemplation is a central meditative method. Mindfulness practice helps us see more clearly the patterns of the mind and teaches us to stay in the present moment.
Meditation and Hypnosis have many aspects as a common thread, but when it comes to meditation I prefer to keep things simple .... sitting in silence and entering an inner peace is all that is needed.
Visualisation techniques within hypnosis can access this relaxed state of mind.
Reiki Master Teacher
Energy work takes various forms. In the 1990's I studied Reiki, becoming a Master Teacher Level Reiki Practitioner, honouring the Usui method of training. As the years progressed I found that my work with reflexology offered all that was needed for connection to healing methods, allowing the space for self-healing to occur. The mind-body connection and work with the mental approach to therapeutics enhances my clinical practice.
Author - a story to be told
Creativity is important. I have written several books using my married name on a variety of topics. Importantly, I have assisted others to write their biographies, to see their story in print has been a contributing factor in their own healing process. If you have a story to be shared, I embark on about one book a year, with fees priced on a number of factors.
I have written contributing chapters for edited books in the realm of complementary therapies, but current larger works in progress seem to remain as elusive projects for the future.
I was a Practitioner of the Metamorphic Technique for 22 years until the passing of the Association’s founder Gaston St Pierre. The Metamorphic Technique’s practice of non-attachment and the practitioner as ‘catalyst’ continues to inform my practice.
Sessions may still be arranged, but on an informal basis. I continue to see many of my regular clients who value this invaluable tool for transformation.
My extensive knowledge of bio-mechanics, feet, and their conditions has been gained over the last thirty years and I retain insurance to offer advice and offer simple procedures.
I continue to attend workshops and study days to maintain my valued Health Care Professions HCPC status, thus I can continue to offer use of my extensive podiatrist knowledge. Simple corns and callous may be treated with single use instruments, but I no longer treat nails, infections, etc. I often give deep therapeutic foot massage which offers huge benefit.