Having obtained a B.A. (hons.) Degree in U.C.D. in Sociology I went on to work in financial administration and qualified as an Accounting Technician. However, it is within the healing arts that I found my path.
I was introduced to Solar Sound Healing in 2003 when I attended Gary Collins (founder of the Jade Sun School) and found this system of healing to be powerful on many levels. I had frequent migraines and was sleeping very poorly. I felt fatigued and weighed down. There were aspects in my life where I felt stuck and things I wished to change in myself, but didn’t know how.
My own experience of Solar Sound Healing opened up in me an interest in self-healing and personal development and I later began to study ‘Spiritual Heart Science’ at the Jade Sun School.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to train in Solar Sound Healing having witnessed the beneficial effects on myself and now, also through my own work, on others. I qualified through the school as a Solar Sound Healer in May 2016.
I qualified as a facilitator of the Jade Sun School’s ‘Care for the Self’ Meditation program in November 2016.
All of the tools I have learned at the Jade Sun School (and continue to practice) have brought so much clarity into my life. I feel more centred, more grounded, more present, more alive and more open-hearted. This has encouraged me greatly to offer something back into the community through this system of transformational healing that I have gained so much from.
I also work as an Artist creating Sacred Artworks. I am passionate about bringing the practice of ‘Spiritual Heart Science’ into my artwork. Every piece offers a spiritual truth and, while this helps in my own healing, my aim and intention within every painting is to bring light and hope to others.
Please see www.ardentart.net if you would like to view my Sacred Artwork.
My focus, in any environment, be it one-to-one or corporate, is to provide coherent and practical ways in de-stressing, gaining clarity and becoming more centred, creative and productive. My training (detailed below) has made it clear to me that it is imperative for individuals and businesses to pay attention to the necessity of consciously engaging in their wellbeing.
After obtaining a B.a (hons.) in Psychology in U.C.D. I worked in a financial services environment for almost 20 years.
In a business and professional capacity, I am the Chief Operations Officer of The Business Excellence Institute (‘BEX’) and, with this Institute, I am certified as a Chartered Business Excellence Professional (CBEP), Baseline Auditor, Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Certified Excellence Assessor. I am also a partner in Elysium Sanctuary Sandycove, a healing centre that provides space for a number of therapists offering various healing modalities to the community.
From a wellbeing and personal development perspective I have trained in Tai Chi and Qi Gong since 1998 and became certified to teach Tai Chi and Qi Gong in 2012. The vast majority of my training has been with Gary Collins who invited me to co-found the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong in 2013. This school focuses on the health benefits of these practices rather than the martial dimension and offers classes, instructor training courses, retreats and seminars.
I have trained in The Jade Sun School (parent school of the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong) since 2003 and certified as a practitioner of Solar Sound Healing in 2008. I am also a facilitator of the school’s ‘Care for the Self’ meditation-healing program and am a teacher of Module 1 of the school syllabus; ‘Connecting with your Unconditional Self’.
I also hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills (I.C.C.P., 2007) and am SafeTALK Trained (2015).
Alison and I have been married since 2004 and we have two wonderful sons. We currently reside in beautiful Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Here is an interview with Neal about Tai Chi & Qi Gong from October 2019 with the More Than Wellness Podcast: Podcast.