I have always had a foot in two camps. For many years I worked as a PR and Marketing consultant in the corporate world, mainly in the UK. As a child I was always able to tune in to my ability to sense energy and its effects in both people and animals. Outside of work, to stay in touch with that part of myself, I trained in BioEnergy Therapy and other healing modalities and practiced meditation.
Because my career was busy and a high stress occupation I spent a long time striving for a work-life balance and trying to find a meeting place between my work and the more ‘alternative’ interests I followed outside of work. For most of my career, work and stress won. Then it hit me that it didn’t have to be like that. Life doesn’t have to be a constant trade off or a constant battle between head and heart. So now I write, research, run seminars, and mentor individual and business clients both in therapy based practices and communications and media training, and do a bit of teaching – all things I really enjoy!
The healing approach I use comes from my dual passions for science and the potential of the human being. I trained in two methods of BioEnergy healing, both complement each other, and, depending on the clients needs, I may use one or the other or both.
Inquiry Based Stress Reduction using The Work of Byron Katie is a great method of dealing with stressful and negative thinking. I trained with Byron Katie in the USA and find The Work method unbeatable in its effect and its ability to stop unquestioned thoughts in their tracks. It is just a part of what I do, but in my work with people and with myself I have seen that there can never be progress until the mind is free of fear and limitation.
Tim Gallwey’s Inner Game coaching techniques are at the heart of my coaching approach and as an Inner Game Methodology Facilitator, I offer a dynamic approach to life and business situations in need of clarity and deeper understanding.
I was fortunate to have been taught the techniques of Self-Knowledge by Prem Rawat when I was a young adult. The inner grounding and the continual inner development that the Knowledge practice brings has opened my mind and my heart to so much and has helped me to keep the clarity needed to live in the world successfully and without fear. Other mentors that I value are Sonia Choquette, a living bubble of joy and a great example to anyone who wants to truly experience joyful and free spirited living and Joe Dispenza whose clarity and science based approach really appeals to the more science focused side of me.
I hold a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and still work part-time in health research and teaching as ongoing investigation and learning is something that I really love to do.
This might all sound like a lot of different things but ultimately it all is the same thread for me and that is one of communication. Whether I’m teaching a class, helping a client prepare for a successful media interview or enabling clients to learn how to communicate with and listen to their own inner selves, the process is not that different.
Most of all, everything I have learned and continue to learn is a continual reminder that the world we think we see is so much more magical and mysterious than we can imagine. The researcher side of me will always keep digging and exploring latest physics theories and discoveries while the ‘healer’ side of me accepts that not everything can be proved or explained; sometimes thing just are!
Justina Hurley MA, MPH, S.A.C. Dip(Life Skills Coaching), CCC Reg,
Skills: 10+ years working in Corporate PR and Marketing in the UK and In Ireland. Masters Degree in English, Masters in Public Health. Trained in Life Skills Coaching, Reiki, Colour Healing, Body Harmonics BioEnergy Healing, The Domancic Method of BioEnergy, The Work of Byron Katie, Inner Game Methodology, and as a Sonia Choquette Six Sensory Practitioner.
Publishing: Inspirational book Dance with Life (2004). Co-author Angel Prayers and Messages (2006) with Rosie Ismail. Edited West Magazine (2003). Numerous business publications, including a chapter in London as an International Business Centre (Kogan Page) Currently working on a series of children’s and young adult books.