"Inner Light Therapies" is a holistic complementary healing partnership based in Bournemouth, Dorset, on the South coast of the UK and from Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. This page will tell you a little about us, Mark Brittain and Hilary Hargreaves - about our personal philosophies as therapy workers; about each of us and our qualifications in the healing, therapy and esoteric fields; and about what you might expect in a treatment session with us.
You will observe that our logo on our index page shows a pair of hands cradling a "yin-yang" symbol glowing with an inner light: this symbolises both the inner Self and the nature of true balance and harmony that we wish to facilitate for you. Additionally, the numerology of the name "Inner Light Therapies" is both "10" and "1". Ten is the number of new beginnings, fulfilment and journeying into the limitless. Pythagoras said "Ten is the higher unity wherein the One is unfolded." It is the number of all inclusive perfection, flowing back to "1" - which is the number of completeness and Unity - and it is this journey outwards and inwards towards perfection that we aim to promote.
"Inner Light Therapies" is run by soul partners and twin flames, Mark Brittain and Hilary Hargreaves, who work both individually and together with a range of therapies designed to be of help in re-establishing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Generally these days Mark carries out the majority of the therapy sessions, whilst Hilary concentrates on developing new techniques and on writing material to promote teaching and understanding in the field of complementary spiritual holistic health. We believe that the physical body, the subtle bodies, the mind and spirit are of equal importance when recognising and treating the symptoms and causes of ill health and so have acquired a range of skills between us in order to help guide and encourage clients to regain full health on all levels of body, mind and spirit. Healing does not come from us as therapists - we are merely tools through which the means and optimum conditions for healing can be offered to the client. On the client's part there has to be a genuine desire for healing, and a willingness to be involved whole heartedly in the process. Sometimes changes need to be made, and if the client is unable or unwilling to make these, then all the treatments in the world will not heal things!
There is no doubt that what we experience as human beings throughout all
stages of our lives (both past and present) powerfully affects our state of
health. How and what we think strongly influences our physical health: amongst
other things our inner fields build up their structure from our belief
systems, which we base on what we learn, find out or are told about who and
what we are. As individuals we can choose to reinforce the positive aspects of
our lives and the positive things we have learnt from experiences in our
lives, or we can dwell on the negative aspects - thus choosing to reinforce
those. There also is no doubt that we can retrain the brain into new ways of
thinking, and thus change what has been created in our non-physical bodies.
One way of doing this is through Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
We often see patterns displayed in the auric field, showing how thoughts, ideas and beliefs take form in the mental body (a layer of the aura), which in turn create emotions and patterns connected with them in the emotional body / layer of the aura. These then may lodge anywhere in the etheric bodies of the aura and potentially end up manifesting in our physical body as a physical "symptom" or disorder (or dis-order.) Additionally we are each powerfully affected by events in our lives and also naturally build energy bonds with others within our sphere of life, which may or may not always be healthy for us.
Often as we progress or move forwards in our lives we need help in letting go of the past - not just on mental and emotional levels, but on energetic levels also, and this is where energy or vibrational healing work can be of especial help. We have found that the subtle energy tools available to us are incredibly powerful and, with the right mindset, can be vastly transformative on physical, mental and emotional levels. Mark finds that Spiritual counselling and Life Coaching are of tremendous help in supporting the conscious mind through periods of change, and also finds that working with the subconscious mind through hypnotherapy and/or NLP powerfully reinforces the changes that clients wish to make.
As human beings we all need to learn to listen to our bodies more, and maybe look deeper into our symptoms or disease to try to ascertain what our body is telling us, perhaps by recognising what is going on metaphorically. Edward Bach, creator of the Bach Flower Essences, said the following about disease (dis-ease): "Disease is solely and purely corrective. It is neither vindictive nor cruel but is simply the means adopted by our own souls to point out to us our faults; to prevent our making greater errors; to hinder us from doing more harm; and to bring us back to the path of truth and light from which we should never have strayed".
Lily Flower © Mark Brittain
Mark has been studying and working part-time in the
field of complementary therapies since 1997, and left his career within the
world of IT and finance (and all things "left-brain" and logical!)
to concentrate full-time on his therapy skills in 2007. Since 2001 he has
qualified as a Master Teacher and Master Practitioner of the Usui, Tibetan and
Angelic forms of Reiki; as a Master Teacher of the Blue Star Celestial Energy
System, which has Egyptian Mystery School roots and places a special emphasis
on out-of-body working; and as a Teaching Master and Master Practitioner of
the Angelic Multidimensional Healing System. He is also qualified to work as a
Crystal Healer and Energy Worker, receiving instruction from Guides and
Masters that enables him to perform etheric Light-weaving work utilising his
Higher skills, as well as other forms of etheric surgery and repair work. He
has always had an interest in how the mind affects the body, and is qualified
as a Master NLP Hypnotherapist (which includes working with past-life
regression therapy), a Certified Life Coach and a Certified NLP Practitioner
and he uses these skills when teaching and in his other therapy work. He is a
Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation and is a member of the
General Hypnotherapy Register.
Mark has a natural affinity for working with crystals and with energies of all sorts, and his innate clairvoyance enables him to "see" energies, colours and Beings in other dimensions (including Guides, animal totems, energy templates and etheric grids). He is a trance channel and conscious channel and many Guides and Light-Beings are keen to make good use of his ability to be totally non-attached when channelling, thus bringing through clear and uncorrupted information with which to help people with their self-healing and growth. He has had great experience in working with crystals and sacred geometry in past lives and brings this knowledge with him today to use in our work with developing crystal grids and templates for healing and transformative purposes. Mark is a proficient out-of-body traveller and his work also includes healing, scanning and accessing information, as well as rescue and other clearance work whilst in his soul body.
Hilary has been studying and working in the field of
complementary therapies since 1993 and has qualified as a Crystal Healer, an
Angelic Multidimensional Healing Master Practitioner, a Master Healer of the
Omni-dimensional New Shamballa System, a Magnified Healing® Master Teacher,
an Aromatherapist, an advanced EMF Balancing Technique® practitioner, an Usui
and Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, an Angelic Reiki Master Teacher, an Angelic
Multidimensional Healing Teaching Master and a Seichem and Cartouche Master
Teacher. She has worked with crystals and essences for many years, and is a
Graduate of the Institute of Crystal and Gem Therapists. She started working
with Reiki in 1997, and has been teaching Reiki with Mark since 2002. She
holds an ITEC diploma with credit in Anatomy and Physiology, and is a full
member of IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International). She holds
a City & Guilds certificate for teaching adults, and has taught
introductory classes in crystal healing and associated subjects for
Bournemouth Adult Learning department. Together with Mark she has been writing
and teaching professional practitioner courses and personal growth workshops
and courses for their "School of Inner Light", which they set up for
this purpose in 2003 (see "Our Other Websites").
Hilary is a clairaudient and conscious channel and has worked with crystals and Energy in many lifetimes. She works closely with the Higher Realms of Spirit and with the Angelic Realm, and is always researching and developing new courses and tools for personal and spiritual growth. Additionally she is writing several books based on our workshops and courses about working with crystals and crystal templates to experience Angelic, Cosmic, Ascended Master and other Archetypal energies and about how crystals can help us in our personal spiritual growth and transformation as we move towards Ascension.
Rainbows over Rhayader © Mark Brittain
What to expect at a treatment session:
Following an appropriate consultation, usually covering medical history,
health and lifestyle, advice will be given on the most suitable form and
course of treatment. You are free to choose whichever form of treatment you
wish to receive, although Mark will offer his advice if he feels that the
treatment content may need to vary from that requested according to your needs
at that time. Your own preferences will, however, always be respected.
In all hands-on / vibrational energy treatment sessions you will lie in comfort fully-dressed and with a light covering on the treatment couch or seated in comfort on a chair, whilst subtle energies within and around your body are addressed. The aim of such a session is always to promote wholeness and balance within the subtle systems of the body, thus placing the physical body in a strong position in which to heal itself. (N.B. if you have mobility issues please let us know when booking an appointment.) In all "mind/body" sessions you will relax on a chair or sofa, where you can unwind, talk and participate with Mark in the appropriate treatment session, aiding your clarity, understanding and resolution of the issues concerned.