Hi my name's Emma Finney and I'd like to share with you my keen passion for wilderness landscapes, the mountains, indigenous healing practices & the therapeutic benefits they bring.
Persoots was created to capture my experience(s) as I embark on a global journey to discover the self. A journey to discover gold within the shadows, or as some would say a journey to discover true potential...
"The uncovering of my shadow opened both my eyes & my world. It was like stumbling across a secret, magical world, a world without limitation where the possibilities for realisation remain infinite. A world where fantasy, excitement & exploration still exist".
...it's hard for me to believe now but this journey only really got kick started in 2005 when I faced my reality; the reality of being clinically obese. At 5'6 I weighed in at just shy of 16 1/2 stone.
After a period of struggle, breakdown and subsequent personal work I made the decision to start living. I no longer wanted to hide behind my weight or runaway from life's uncertainty. To this day I stand firm in my belief that only the individual themselves knows the extent of their own suffering. Only the individual can fully appreciate the true weight of liberation & for me that liberation came in the form of a physical and psychological release.
With a deep passion for adventure and a desire to learn & explore I set off bound for the remote & often inaccessible regions of Nepal, Patagonia, Kyrgyzstan (The Celestial Tien Shan), Kazakhstan, Outer Mongolia, Tibet, Burma, China, Borneo, Java & Bali. To this day it is the magic of these places along with their indigenous healing practices that continue to be my inspiration.
With first hand experience of Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Psychosynthesis, EMDR, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage, Ki-energy, Reiki, Acupuncture, Qigong, Trance and Bars; I invite you the reader on a serendipitous journey to discover the true nature of the human spirit and the gold which can be found hidden within each and every one of us; even the most unlikely.
Come join me as I revel in persoot of adventure, freedom, insight & inspiration...
In May 2013, I will explore the healing power of Tibetan Vajrayana; healing Chod. The practice will be delivered and taught by Lama Jinpa and Tsewong Rinpoche in London, England.
In June 2013, as part of this evolution I will be journeying once more into the magic of Bali. Embarking on a spiritual dance like no other.
In September/October 2013, On behalf of the Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association i will be attempting to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. To read more about my story and how i aim to raise awareness and funds for this charity please visit my JustGiving page and pledge your support.
With a desire to preserve Nepals' traditional heritage and a passion to explore the remote regions of the Hidden Himalayas I have teamed up with Responsible Treks, working as their UK representative.
Founded by Chhewang N Lama, Responsible Treks is a small Kathmandu based Travel Company, specialising in tours in & around the Hidden Himalayas.
Chhewang & myself share an abiding passion for the remote regions of the Himalayas; as his colleague & friend it is an absolute privilege to be involved in this unique & captivating venture.
For more information on discovering your own pathway into the Hidden Himalayas visit the team at: www.responsibletreks.com or contact me directly... firstname.lastname@example.org