Amanda Weller – holistic therapist, wife, mum – lives in the Surrey countryside with “chickens in the garden and a couple of rescue cats”.  An advocate for natural living, Amanda believes in going barefoot at home as much as possible. Here she explains how she the drive to become a healer and why the advice to “have fun” struck a chord.

What inspired you to train in your field and set up your practice?

Initially it was a very practical decision for me.  I wanted to combine working with doing the school runs and being a mum.  Reflexology made sense to me and was something I could do from home around my other commitments. Within three years I had added BodyTalk to my toolkit, which quickly became my main therapy – I was introduced to it through a friend who was getting fabulous results from it.  More recently I have added Quantum-Touch, and nowadays I tend to use a combination of BodyTalk and Quantum-Touch in my sessions (they are both energy healing systems).

What makes your you/your work special and where are you based? 

I am a huge believer in our own natural instinct to heal, or to get into the best state that we can, and my BodyTalk/Quantum-Touch combo allows me to work with clients on anything that is an issue for them.   Each session is unique and appropriate and addresses the underlying causes of symptoms, naturally allowing a greater sense of wellbeing. I am based near Godalming in Surrey, where I see clients in person, and I also work with clients remotely worldwide.

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?

Undoubtedly the best piece of advice I have been given was written inside my congratulations card by the BodyTalker who qualified me. She wrote “Have fun”.

What has been your greatest challenge?

My greatest challenge is one I was set a few years ago to earn and bank £3,000 within two weeks of a standing start.  I did it, purely thanks to my existing lovely clients.

How do you switch off?

I love walking and am lucky enough to have great walks from my front door.  I have also recently discovered a passion for crochet which has completely taken me by surprise.

Where do you go on holiday? 

I love Italy, so that’s always a favourite destination.  I lived in Florence for a couple of years in my early twenties, so Tuscany is always a big draw.  Last year we stayed in the middle of nowhere east of Florence.  This year, again away from the crowds, we went donkey trekking in Spain.

What lesson do you wish you had learnt at school?

I wish I had known that even though I flunked my  ‘A’ levels, some years later I would take myself off to Birkbeck College (London University’s college for mature students) and graduate with a great result but, more importantly, it ignited a love for learning which still fuels me daily.

What app/website/twitter account (other than your own!) would you recommend?

Undoubtedly the Insight Timer app.  I use it daily to time my morning meditation and yoga with a gorgeous sounding bowl tone.  In addition to its use purely as a timer, it has a huge library with a wealth of good stuff, from information on neuroscience and sleep to talks, techniques and yoga and much more.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

This one is a hard one for me to answer as I tend to live in the moment and have always found it tricky to plan ahead.  I love my work, so I definitely see myself continuing to expand my practice, and it would be fun to start other business off-shoots too.  I’d also like to travel more; there are so many places I’d love to see.  But mainly I would like to see myself really making the most of each moment.

Find Amanda on FB: and Twitter: @quantumbodytalk