Alyssa says, "It never ceases to thrill me when I see the light of understanding go on behind the audience's eyes. There's nothing more powerful than explaining to someone (or a group) why they feel the way they feel".
She has a background in health that stretches over 20 years and includes published books, articles as well as national TV appearances. However, since a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2001, and the choice not to be treated with drugs and radiotherapy, her understanding of life and health took on a different perspective that included the importance of understanding yourself in relation to your health, and this she has discovered through her research and work with hormones.
But it was tough, when she said no to the drugs and radiotherapy. Alyssa embarked on a great deal of research and soul searching before choosing to take a natural route, and when questions about it she says her answer came in the form of two questions.
Did she want her treatment to be toxic, did she want it to be focused on disease, and did she want to be passive in the process?
Or, did she want her treatment to be non-toxic, did she want it to be focused on health, and did she want to be active in the process?
It was because of these realisations that she chose to say yes to the second question and take the natural route, a decision that she has never regretted. (Alyssa does, however, acknowledge that each person going through cancer needs to make the decisions that are right for them - it's all part of beginning to heal.)
Alyssa works with people on the personal level at her clinics in Harley Street, Jersey and an international virtual clinic where she continues to inspire people to better health and well-being.
Awards, Professional Memberships and Other Work
Recipient of the 2007 CAM Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community
Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
Member of the Institute of Health Promotion & Education
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Member of the Complementary Therapists Association
Member of the Guild of Health Writers
Hormone Health Specialist for the CMA (Complementary Medical Association) – www.the-cma.org.uk
On the Advisory Panel for Thyroid UK (a non-profit organisation) – www.thyroiduk.org.uk
Sharing her insights on hormone health, which affects us physically, mentally and emotionally, all over the world, Alyssa is a regular keynote speaker who provides insights on health from a new perspective and on a whole new level.
Example topics …
Hormones: to Hell and Back
Female hormone fluctuations for the younger woman, as well as the menopausal woman, can create a living hell for both herself and her family.
How can your hormones affect you so profoundly?
What can you do about it? Naturally.
Stress and Wellbeing
In a world that's filled with stress (it's estimated that work related mental health problems cost UK businesses £26 billion a year in sickness, staff turnover and reduced productivity) it can be hard to find the balance between positive, motivating stress and negative, pressurised stress.
How do you cope? Do you self-medicate with coffee, alcohol or chocolate?
How's your body responding to stress? Have you discovered weight gain around the middle? Feeling anxious or depressed?
Is sleep a distant dream? Libido - what's that?
All these things are signs of negative stress affecting: energy levels, thinking ability, motivation and mood.
Don't let stress dictate the success of your life and your business.
Weight Loss: Body & Soul
Losing weight is not just about shedding the pounds, mental and emotional baggage play an important role in how much your willpower will be tested.
Hormones can sabotage your weight loss attempts - don't let them win!
It was clear and concise. You explained hormones and health very clearly and I have left with a better understanding.
Thank you. Jude, UK
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your seminar about hormones. You really are an excellent presenter and the talk was so interesting and informative. Thank you. BK, UK
Brilliant could have listened and asked questions ALL day. I liked the speaking in layman’s terms, it was easy to understand, no gobbledegook!
Delivered in a friendly way – new concepts introduced clearly. Stephen, UK
Excellent! (from someone put on HRT at 34 shortly followed by a diagnosis of breast cancer).
Very informative, clearly and fully explained in detail. Alyssa is warm and engaging.
I liked the clarity and discussion of new information.