Halcyon Days…

After weeks of deliberating, I’ve taken the plunge and finally gone Ltd!  For those of you who know me, I have been ‘messing about’ with Halcyon for a number of years; treating friends and, twice before, attempting a commercial enterprise as a sole trader.   Each attempt, I’ve been thwarted by getting sucked back into the world of employment because I haven’t had the vision & business planning that I needed to fuel the Halcyon dream.    This time, it feels so different!   I have plans, I have people to support me and I have a goal to work to.    It’s scary and it means real commitment to making this work, but already I feel like I’m making steady headway.   Already I’m seeing a trickle of new clients coming through the doors, a lot of them recommend by friends who have had treatments in the past.  It’ll take time, but that’s one of the things that’s driving me  –  a feeling that I can nurture this business to take hold slowly; gradually building a loyal client base and new clients coming on when those I fix leave.   Even if it takes me 10 years to reach my vision, I’m going to cherish every step…

That’s what it’s all about!

Well, today was my first day back after the Christmas break, and what  great day!   It feels wonderful  to see clients again and a brilliant mix of old and new today – I am really hopeful 2018 will be the year for Halcyon!

Today’s highlight has undoubtedly been little baby J.    Baby J booked in over the weekend, or I should say his mum did.   At just 26 days old, little J was suffering with colic.   He was in so much pain and his mum was trying everything she could to get him to feel better but nothing was working.   He wasn’t sleeping – he was crying a lot and just wasn’t able to settle.  When I first felt his tummy, it was rock hard.   He was so bloated and his little face was red from all the tears.   At first, he reacted to even the lightest of touches with the baby Amno Fu but after a while – with kind words, gentle persistence  and a bit of Reiki – he settled.   In fact, he fell sleep.  He left with his little tummy back to normal size and still sleeping peacefully.

This is why I love this job – to see a little person go from being in so much pain to peacefully snoozing the afternoon away… well… no money can buy that feeling.

Come on 2018; I’m ready for you!

Baby J
Peaceful Baby J at home after his treatment this afternoon

New Year; a new website; new plans!

Well, after months of procrastinating, I’ve finally managed to get my new website up and running.  I have to say, I’m really looking forward to all the exciting plans for Halcyon in 2018.    Initial plans at the moment:  Getting people back to work and stopping them going off in the first place (work-related stress and bad backs/necks, my specialities!); helping 30/40-somethings who are getting back into sports with those niggly pains that often lead to giving up again; helping women overcome stress, anxiety and fertility issues; and looking at how I can give up some of my time and expertise to help disadvantaged people – people at risk of homelessness, domestic violence, drug and alcohol issues and those people with disabilities.     I think 2018 could be an exciting year…