Lauren D’Silva BA Jt Hons, PGCE, CHSVA, Principal TSCT
Lauren began her exploration of mysticism and the unseen realms early. One of her earliest memories was coming across a deck of tarot cards. As a small child she was mesmerised by the images and sensed they were special. As a teenager she taught herself to pendulum dowse and bought her first tarot deck, practising readings for herself and her friends.
She was always sensitive and empathic. She felt deeply upset as a child to hear of whaling, or of the destruction of the rainforests. Her concern for the natural world has never left her. As a teenager she campaigned for animal rights and went on in her twenties to be an active member of the local Green Party. She remembers campaigning about air quality and giving a talk about recycling at a time when green activities were seen as ‘hippy nonsense.’ To this day Lauren continues to care for the environment. She runs a weekly online healing circle using Starbrary quartz crystals to channel cosmic healing for the Planet.
Following a degree in English and Philosophy and teacher training, Lauren became an English and Drama teacher in secondary schools. She loved working with teens and the energy they brought to the classroom. She went on to head up the Healthy Schools Programme for her Local Education Department. This role marked a shift to training teachers and other adults. It also gave Lauren experience of organising conferences and events and speaking to larger audiences.
Alongside her career in Education Lauren nurtured a growing interest in complementary therapies. She studied aromatherapy massage at night school and developed an interest in space clearing and Feng Shui. Her first experience of receiving Crystal Therapy literally changed her life and she needed to find out more. An introductory 10 week course at night school merely whetted her appetite and she undertook a two year Crystal Therapy Diploma course as the last millennia drew to a close.
The Birth of Touchstones