Hi, I’m Fenella Hemus
In May 2003 I decided that life was for living – I mean every day, to the full, not worrying about things that really weren’t important, noticing things, being in the here and now (mindfulness being the current word). Learning, connecting and having adventures.
I was in the adventure playground I ran, being faced by a barrage of abuse from a young woman and I just lost it, I mean big time and a barrage of abuse came out of my mouth right back at her.
Time to go I decided, not just for her but me and so I said goodbye to over 10 years of working in adventure play and with children. Grief and burnout had sneaked up behind me and bitten me on the backside and I now had to pay attention or it could 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 children (and parents) who came to the playground. Many of their lives were messy. Some of the parent’s were absent, involved in their own crises. I managed and supported my team, dealt with fires, abuse, theft, with very little 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 loads 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 a huge amount about connecting, resilience and looking after each other.
When I returned, I trained as a PT (have trained myself fit in the gym for years). I split my time between PT work and freelance training in Equality & Diversity and Playwork .
I’d been interested in nutrition since I was at school, becoming a vegetarian and vegan back in the 80’s, so it was a natural progression to train in nutrition coaching too.
Learning has been an integral part of my life, I’m always learning and researching to keep up with new ideas and scientific discovery. It’s been a part of my personal journey to challenge who I am, develop myself and consider how I interact and live in the world.
Studying NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy™ slotted all the jigsaw pieces together and brought me to where I am today…
..working with the whole person, enabling them to overcome limiting beliefs and blocks, rediscover their spark and go fulfil their potential. It’s truly the most amazing and rewarding job being able to accompany someone on their journey to be their best self.