About Soulspace Feng Shui
My purpose is to create buildings and landscapes that are alive, beautiful, purposeful, healthy and in harmony with nature – and where people feel nurtured and at home.
I conduct Feng Shui and Healthy Building Consultations to facilitate the creation of environments that support people. It is not a one fits all. We are all different and feel at home when our buildings reflect our lives, and if these are in harmony with natural laws.
I have been involved with buildings and health for most of my adult life. I started as a cabinetmaker, then became a Naturopath and Qigong practitioner (a Chinese healing art). I have been particularly interested in investigating Qi (energy) and the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements, which describe the creation and transformation of life force.
When pregnant with our first child in 1993 and creating a ‘home’, I naturally began to investigate Feng Shui, which brings together nature, design, aesthetics, geometry and Chinese philosophy. Delving into the depth of traditional Feng Shui continues to excite me, particularly its power to create health supporting spaces. I have been a professional Feng Shui consultant since 1999.
More recently, I have added skills as a Building Inspector and working with a natural solution to rising damp. I completed a Certificate in Building Biology – identifying healthy design and building materials, and locating and remedying factors in buildings that can make people sick. I have also completed a Permaculture Design Certificate, incorporating holistic and sustainable garden and landscape design.
I have been informed by what is coined a Wholistic Design Process, which facilitates design in harmony with the site and each person’s life there. I have also been informed by Christopher Alexander’s work, the ‘timeless way’ of building, which explores factors that make a building live.
I am excited about venturing deeper into the niche of buildings and health and hope to be making a positive impact on the world and people around me.
Feng Shui qualifications & practice
While studying Feng Shui I have spent years sifting through much of the often-conflicting data that exists in this area. I have come to a place where I am certain of what works and what does not. My practice is based on traditional Feng Shui formulas and modern research.
I received my Higher Diploma and qualification ofSenior Feng Shui Practitioner from Master Joseph Yu and the Feng Shui Research Centre. I am qualified in the practice of Xuan Kong Fei Xing (Flying Star Feng Shui), 8 House Mansion, Business Feng Shui, and Advanced Feng Shui Water Methods. I am Platinum member of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants (AFSC) and Senior Practitioner with the Feng Shui Research Centre (FSRC).
The backbone of my Feng Shui practice is the advanced and traditional Feng Shui system, Flying Star Feng Shui (Xuan Kong Fei Xing). This has nothing to do with stars, but with the changing influence of energy and time on a building. As nothing is static in this universe, only such system that also tracks the effect of time on a building can be fully successful.
The Feng Shui methods I use were scientifically scrutinized by Master Joseph Yu and the Feng Shui Research Centre, a professional group committed to providing genuine and effective Feng Shui solutions, and to clean-up the Feng Shui profession from irrational superstitions and practices. I am committed to deliver only such Feng Shui methods that have successfully held up to empirical testing.
I was one of the fist people in Australia to be trained in traditional Feng Shui methods in the late 1990s, and have become a leading Feng Shui practitioner in Australia – with consistent results in the improvement and design of homes and workspaces. I have had the privilege of consulting many hundreds of people in private homes and commercial premises in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, the US and Germany.
The Rest of My Life
In my spare time, I dabble in making things, art, music, gardening, food preserving and natural remedies. I enjoy nature, the outdoors, walks and bike rides. One of my projects is to write a book, which brings together factors of healthy building elements and life force.
I will always continue learning and exploring the boundaries of my practices – never a dull moment!
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