Having worked in IT for a few years I found the stress from work taking over my life. Through this experience I discovered different ways of dealing with stress. I soon became fascinated in what stress was, the different problems arising from stress and how it could be managed. I then took a career break from IT and enrolled in an Holistic course covering Yoga, Reflexology, stress management, massage and other therapies. The more involved I became in this area the more I knew I wanted to work in this area full time. As a result I’ve spent a lot of time working in the different fields – busy holistic centres in the city centre, hospitals, addiction centres, and currently in my own clinic.
I set up my own business in Blanchardstown in October 2006. Like most things, starting anything new is a challenge. But I find this exciting and hard work. There is so much to learn in everything we do, it’s finding the equilibrium between work and personal time is that will keep us healthy in body and mind.
I like making a difference in people’s lives; a positive change to help the growth and well-being of that person. Ultimately it is up to the person involved to carry through on their own well being, but I can give the support and encouragement to help and create a vision of what it the ultimate goal will be like.
Lucia O’Byrne – Degree Acupuncture, ITEC, FETAC,
Member of AFPA