Healing Lands

 

Healing Lands LogoHealing Lands

Originally I trained as a pharmacist, however over the 25 years working in that field more & more time has been spent researching and prescribing 'natural therapies'.

In 2004  I trained as a  Bowen practitioner. In my practice I also use homeopathic, homeobotanical and flower essence remedies all of which augment the Bowen Therapy or can act as stand alone treatments. Some supplements, such as minerals and fish oils, I recommend along with a good hard look at diet and lifestyle.

My personal quest to beat dis-ease really opened my eyes to what we are doing to ourselves and our planet. This led me to study sustainable agriculture, bio-dynamics and permaculture design and to finally give up ‘chasing the $ in town’.

From that ‘Healing Lands’ has grown:

After finishing the Certificate in Organic Growing course at Christchurch Polytech I bought a 3 acre block in Central Hawkes Bay and wanted a name and logo that encompassed my vision -  

‘Healing Lands’ is a double entendre

  •  The way we work with  the land is in a healing manner
  •  We use the land to heal people in a 3-fold manner - spiritual interaction of hands in the soil; the food that is produced; and the plants and animal products that are used in the Healing Lands products .

The process involved in arriving at the logo is detailed in the table below

ARCHETYPAL ORGANISM 
IDEA                         Healing Lands logo            
                           
THING
FIRE intuition

FLOWER - umbel-companion & healing plant

 

 ego

nerve-sense system life of thought s salt

AIR inspiration

 

STEM - flowform; serpent - healing symbol

 astral

rhythmic-circulatory system life of feeling  s mercury

WATER imagination

 

ROOTS

 etheric

limbic-metabolic system life of will  s sulphur

EARTH brain

SEED- point from which the path to consciousness begins

           physical

 

The little block of land in Ashley Clinton now has a new caretaker and in 2005 Dean and I were given the opportunity to buy where we are now. This 15 acres was subdivided off a large conventional sheep and beef farm. There is a man-made dam but the block was pretty devoid of trees and the fencing not conducive to one woman (with the help of 2 fox terriers not interested in being trained as stock dogs)  farming.

Always a work in progress, our 15 acres is developing along permaculture principles with the aim of being as self-sufficient and sustainable as practicably possible.

Join in with the journey on the blog page.

 

'Our lifestyle and diet are the most important ingredients to good health and well  being.'


                                                       Nic