About Linda Ledwidge - Holistic Health Practitioner
Welcome and congratulations on making the choice to be healthy and happy!
You have found your way here because you are looking for something. You may or may not know exactly what that is however you don't really have to know. Very often the answers lie in what we do not know. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and explain why I am passionate about helping people feel good.
"I help people feel good.....its that simple"
My background is in conventional medicine, I trained as a General Nurse in Glasgow, and then as a Midwife.
I have been interested in all modalities of healing and the mind/body connection since I can remember and I always felt that there was more to helping people to heal than I had been trained to do.
My whole medical training was based on symptom relief, at no time in any of my training were we encouraged to look at the mind / body connection.
The whole medical establishment breaks everything down into areas, psychology deals with emotional issues, then you have medical problems which are symptoms of illness in the body and the use of drugs to relieve these symptoms, then there is surgery, well if it can be cut out then problem solved…no?
Medicine has evolved from looking at the person as a whole to specializing in the different body systems. We have specialists in cardiovascular, renal, neurological diseases etc. In my opinion this has made it even more challenging in treatment of disease. How can we heal someone if we only investigate and treat one area when we are whole?
As happens, I got sidetracked with my daily life. I married, had children, worked and I put all my energy into my family life (which I loved) and forgot that I had wanted at one time to pursue my interest in health therapies.
In January 2004, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, and for the next six years, I spent my life in a painful, drugged haze. Without the support and care of my husband Peter, and my 3 Munchkins, Keri, Niki, and PJ, I would not be here today. Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), a disorder of the trigeminal nerve causing severe facial pain, is one of the most painful afflictions known to medicine.
Can you imagine suffering from a disease no one can see and which causes such excruciating pain that it has been nicknamed "the suicide disease", this was my life.
Everywhere I turned, I was told that this was an incurable illness. The best we could hope for was that the treatment options would control the pain; however, I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. I underwent a range of scans; the doctors prescribed various drugs, and I had injections into my face. There was one other thing that they could try to ease the pain, surgery-an operation called-Microvascular decompression (MVD). I did not hesitate; although it was a concern that they might discover I had no brain! The neurosurgeon inserted Gortex between the compressing vessel and the nerve in the brainstem. (Relief, I did have a brain!) After the surgery, I was pain free for about seven weeks before it returned with a vengeance.
I spent many days/weeks in hospital as only intravenous drugs could help to dull the pain.
In November 2007, my neurosurgeon told me there was no other treatment he could try. Nothing seemed to work. I only hoped to find some way of controlling the pain. He referred me to another doctor, a neurologist who would try other concoctions of drug therapy.
Being a stubborn Scot, I refused to accept this and started my search for a cure. The search opened up a new world for me. I was already aware of what the medical establishment refers to as complementary medicine. What I did not know is that it has been around for centuries, and today’s medicine and pharmaceuticals are all deeply rooted in what I now know as traditional medicine. I was prepared to do whatever it took, and I did.
I had looked at and tried some complementary therapies however I was still very much a conventional medicine kind of person, after all it was my training!
In January 2008, a few days after leaving hospital again, I was feeling particularly low and my husband had a meeting with a client who is also a friend of ours. He asked me to go along to get me out of the house, and after a lot of cajoling I agreed.
Susan who had also come along that day as she was visiting the Island, said hesitatingly to me, “Linda, I know that this may sound a bit strange and please feel free to ignore me, however I have had some treatment from a man in the UK who is a Spiritual Healer and he has managed to help me. If you would like I will give you his contact details.”
Well I was at the stage where I was ready to try anything, by now I realized that as far as the doctors were concerned there was no cure for this condition. The thought that I was facing a life of drug therapy and hospitalization was more than I could bear. I made an appointment to see Ray Brown on the 5th March 2008 and that step changed my life, forever.
I am not sure what shifted that day, all I know is that I am so grateful that none of the conventional treatments helped to control this condition because, if they had, it may have taken me even longer to discover how miraculous and wonderful our body is.
This one step opened the door for me into the world of (w)holistic healing. I started to look into, and seriously study, different therapies.
My sessions with Ray were the start.
After seeing him the TN was controllable. I was still taking drugs although not as often and I was not being lifted from the floor, writhing in pain, and taken to hospital every week.
Three appointments with Ray, and two years of self-healing I finally became drug and pain free.
I have been healthy since.
For obvious reasons my long-dormant interest in complementary therapies was reawakened.
I spent time studying with Ray Brown in Granada in 2009 and in the years since then, I have researched, studied, and qualified in many therapies including-Breathwork; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Hypnosis; Quantum healing; The Emotion Code;
H´oponopono, and Faster EFT.
I have learned that mind and body interact and mutually influence each other. It is not possible to make a change in one without the other being affected. When we think differently, our bodies change. When we act differently we change our thoughts and feelings.
"I believe that anything can be healed.
I believe this because I am living proof".
My journey opened the door for me into the world of hope.
Inspired to use my knowledge and experience to help others, I went on a quest to find out how we can use our body’s innate intelligence to heal and to live a fulfilling, joyous life. Tapping, through FasterEFT, is one of the tools I use and Free Flo Living the process I developed is the result.
"When you feel you are going NO WHERE,
you may find that the time is NOW HERE!"
I invite you to join me and others in learning and using this approach to restore your natural equilibrium leading to optimal health and wellness.
" your body has its own innate intelligence for self-healing.
I can show you how to get out of the way and allow it. "
Contact me today to find out more