Volunteer in Waiting

by Rhiannon
(Bristol, UK)


The Sanctuary somehow seems to provide everything that I am looking for in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. I was looking for a community which shares my philosophy towards healing and in which I could support others whilst being lovingly supported myself. The Sanctuary seems to provide a loving space in which both workers and guests can reflect and grow together. I can’t quite believe that such a place exists but it does and I feel like I was meant to find it.

I am soon to be qualified as a naturopathic nutritionist and have experimented on myself with a huge variety of foods, diets and techniques. I can share with guests my experiences and growing knowledge. I have struggled and rebelled since really starting my healing journey but ultimately discovered that endless possibilities of positive transformation from this kind of process, so I can empathise with people where ever they are on their healing journey as well as offering them support and motivation to keep going deeper.

I envisage getting so much out of a volunteer experience at The Sanctuary as not only do I see it as a space in which to deeply transform myself, I also see it as an opportunity to support others and develop my skills as a naturopath and therapeutic cook. I want to go much deeper with my own healing and cleansing so that I can learn more about myself but I also want to share other people’s experiences of healing too. I imagine myself running my own retreat centre one day back in the UK which focuses on healing from physical cleansing but also from connecting to the local environment for emotional and spiritual healing too.

Hopefully, maybe, possibly see you soon

Rhiannon xx

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