5 Minutes with... Robyn Harris

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm Robyn, and my work is all about energy, and its relationship to wellness. I work with two types of clients - Horses and their owners (well, any animal really, but horses are my main passion) and women who are suffering from stress and overwhelm.

I help the horse owners to explore their horse’s physical and emotional needs, and address any issues they might have, which improves the owner's wellbeing as well as the horse's. It deepens the human-horse bond, too, and helps the person to become more aware of his or her own health and self care.

I help women to reconnect with their decision-making power and discover that they have always had choices. It’s wonderful to see them step out of their shell and into their authentic Self.

It all came from the realisation that my own career was making me ill - I was running a successful sign language interpretation business at the time - so I looked around for ways to support my own wellbeing, and now I want to share what I learned.

What makes you different?

I'm a practitioner in META-health, an analytical tool that's used to identify the original cause of a dis-ease, so the person can find ways to address it and allow their natural healing processes to function. It's quite different to a lot of western health systems which focus on symptoms and how to reduce them, rather than removing the original trauma. I combine this with a range of therapies including EFT ('tapping'), Reiki / Energy Healing and some nutrition and lifestyle advice. I'm the only person I know that offers that particular combination.

In my work with horses, again, I don’t know of anyone else doing quite what I do - energy healing / reiki, nutrition and horse care advice, workshops and soon, equine massage. I love seeing the horses and owners become even closer and start to work more effectively as a team.

If you could visit any time and place in history where/when would you go?

Ooh - that’s a tough one - too many to choose from!  I'd probably visit the Native Americans sometime in the 1700-1800s, to learn more from them about their relationship with our amazing planet and the plants and animals that share it.  I’m fascinated by the many health benefits that are available to us from the Earth's natural resources.

What’s your superpower?

Energy.  It's what I work with every day.   I’m a strong believer in this quote from Einstein:

"Holding a peaceful energy and vibration encourages everything else around me to vibrate with that same energy.  This in turn allows the body to come out of ‘fight / flight’ and into ‘rest & repair’ - the parasympathetic nervous system - where we are able to better digest our food, repair any damage and recharge our batteries."

Best piece of advice you have been given

Be true to yourself.  Don’t try to be a copy of anyone else.  Allow your own voice to be heard and your light to shine.  That is why the Universe created You.

What book would you recommend and why?

Another toughie - there are way too many to choose from!  These days I seem to read more articles on horse care or on health and wellbeing than I do books, but one book that really spoke to me was Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.  So much of modern life seems to revolve around busy-ness and stress but Tolle is looking at a different way of being in which we can start to let go of fear and anxiety and live with openness and freedom. I'm passionate about the importance of play and I seek to practise the art of Being rather than Doing.  We don’t find happiness by searching for it; we experience happiness by living in the moment and realising that all is well.