I was not one to settle down easily in my younger years. I had a restlessness inside of me that led me out of Ireland, exploring and searching for something that I could never seem to find. It was only with the turn of the century that I felt the urge inside of me to return back home to my roots, to the country of my birth, the place where I started out from. Everything had come full circle and I was still as lost as ever.
With a little time and the realisation that all the answers lay inside of me I embarked upon a journey of self-discovery that led me to the doors of The College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin in 2003. For the first time in my life, I had that knowing inside of me that I was on my path and that everything was going to be okay. The first few days in Herbal medicine class found me doing my usual trick of pretending to be invisible in the far corners of the room. As much as I tried to stay in my old familiar ways, I soon found myself up the top of the class with a hunger inside of me that I had never before experienced.
Upon completion of my training in 2008, I packed my bags and moved from the big smoke (Dublin) to the magic lands of Clare where I immediately set up practice. I feel very blessed to be living in this part of the country and I draw great inspiration from the beautiful, rugged landscape known famously as the Burren. I love all aspects of my work. The curious side of my nature dives headfirst into all the latest medical research, driven by the desire to find new answers and a better way. On the other end of the spectrum is the herbs, hedgerows and fields of wildflowers and the chance to immerse deeply into the healing power of nature. Harnessing and unifying these two somewhat opposing qualities is what makes me tick. Bringing it all to the table and offering it as a service is what makes me thrive.
In 2017/2018, I made the decision to expand my expertise into Energy work and Life Coaching. I completed a year-long intensive training in order to become a Magdalena Energy practitioner. I chose this specific training because I felt that irresistible ‘pull’ that tells me that this is the right thing for me. The standard of training was impeccable and the process allowed me to get to know myself on an even deeper level. It also greatly sensitised me which has allowed me to connect with both people and plants in a much more ‘fine-tuned’ way.
This training was swiftly followed by a Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching. Again, it was my instinct that took my hand and confidently led me into the classroom. Everything inside of me came alive as I began to uncover the nuts and bolts that turned the cogs and wheels of my life. Wow! Coaching offers wisdom and tools that can change your life rapidly and consistently. As a result, I am now a Certified Life Coach and Magdalena Energy Practitioner.
Training in these modalities has facilitated me to become a more sensitive practitioner of Herbal Medicine. I believe I hold a good balance between science and intuition and I have the skill set to help you move forward into the life that you wish for.
I am passionate about, and dedicated to, all aspects of my work. I give 100% to each and every person, consultation and session.
I love meeting people. I love listening to their own unique story and I love helping people find ways to make positive change in their lives. I am always learning, always open to new ideas and always willing to expand my knowledge and experience. After all, this is where the freshness, growth and magic happens!
Lisa Guinan, Herbalist/Naturopath/Life Coach/Certified Energy Practitioner
Dip Nat, Dip Herb, MIRH; Dip Life and Executive Coaching.
Tel: 087 7531023, 065 7081814