Paul Presents: Living with Depression with Heather Parker
Heather talks very candidly and openly about her life with depression. Depression crept into Heather’s life in her teenage years -as Heather describes it “disappearing down a rabbit hole”. Heather started at drama school, loving drama as escaping form the outside world and talks about dealing with anxiety during her university years to being unable to find work in the acting world and becoming very unhappy with office jobs. Her sister practised aromatherapy massage on her, which Heather found helped enormously and she went on to learn those skills for herself. Later she began to practise Reiki which gave her a feeling of being in a place of relaxation and stillness and then the rhythmic shamanic drumming taking her to what she describes as now having the best job in the world, running her own therapy in Newbury.