Hi, I’m Fenella Hemus
In May 2003 I decided that life was for living – I mean every day, to the full, not sweating the small stuff or worrying about things that weren’t really important, being more present and noticing things, learning, connecting and having adventures.
I was standing in the adventure playground that I ran, being faced by a barrage of abuse from a young woman who came in every so often and something just snapped inside me. I replied in no uncertain terms, swearing and all.
That was the final straw, it was time to leave, not just for her but me also. I decided to say goodbye to over 10 years of working in adventure play and with children. Grief and burnout had sneaked up and bitten me on the behind and I now had to pay attention or it I would end up really hurt!
In the previous 2 years I’d lost both my brothers and my dad in 3 separate ways. I’d carried on, being strong because that’s who I was…so I thought. I focused on supporting the magical and motley crew of children (and parents) who frequented the playground, their safe space where they could be who they wanted to be, without judgement. Many of their lives were messy. Some of the parent’s were absent and involved crises of their own. I managed and supported my team, dealt with fires, abuse and theft. Outside the team there was little external support for me.
So I ran away you might say, to find myself, to have adventures and live every day…not quite as if it were my last but you get the drift.
I had a huge number of adventures and some near misses, I learned Spanish, climbed mountains, trekked, walked puma’s in the jungle and worked with street kids in Cali, Colombia. I met the most amazing people and learned much more about connecting, resilience and looking after each other.
On my return, I became a Personal Trainer, to me a natural progression as I’d been into fitness for years. I split my time between PT work and delivering training in Equality & Diversity and Playwork . Having been interested in nutrition since I was at school and then becoming a vegetarian and vegan back in the 80’s, it was a natural progression to train in nutrition coaching too.
Learning has always been an integral part of my life. I’m hugely curious and love to make connections between things. I’m always researching to keep up with new ideas and scientific discovery. Part of my personal journey has been and still is to challenge who I am, to increase my self awareness and consider how I interact and live in the world.
Studying NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy™ made all the jigsaw pieces slot into place and brought me to where I am today…
I take a whole person approach to teaching NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy™ and I’m incredibly passionate about what I teach, so I pay huge attention to the quality and precision of every training. I continue to coach individuals too in VIP breakthrough days and solution focussed brief coaching programmes. I believe it’s important to keep practising the art you teach for maintaining quality. Whether it’s in training or coaching it’s truly the most rewarding job to accompany someone on their journey to overcome limiting beliefs and blocks, rediscover their spark and go fulfil their potential.