Who is Mary-Lou?
Mary-Lou Harris is
a Holistic, Functional & Integrative Physiology & Nutrition Therapist,
as well as a Trauma-informed Practitioner,
with 30-odd years of experience & multiple qualifications
that gives her an astonishing depth of understanding
about the complexities of how your Physical, Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Bodies
are interconnected & inseparable!
As an online Global Practitioner, Mary-Lou Harris specialises in various areas to promote Whole Body Healing, creating bespoke healing programmes for her clients. She fervently subscribes to the importance of continuously updating her knowledge base through ongoing studies, in our ever-changing, fast-paced world (see her qualifications below). In addition to pursuing her Doctorate in Integrative and Quantum Medicine at Quantum University (IQUIM), Mary-Lou is currently immersed in studies in Cellular Healing and Cellular Energy Enhancement, with a specific, but by no means exclusive, focus on learning as much as she can to support the adverse health repercussions, post- pandemic - be it mental & emotional, and/or physical side effects. With her understanding and experience of the Biology of Trauma (BOT) (under the excellent tuition of Dr Aimie's BOT modules) she is dedicated to expanding her knowledge and honing her skills in the field of physical and emotional well-being, with the stability of the Nervous System as the platform for her Practice.
Furthermore, after completing Dr Aimie's 'All Parts Of Me' course a year and a half ago as a participant, Mary-Lou then completed her levels 1 - 3 (Clinical practice for practitioners) certification in 'Integrative Somatic Parts Work' with Embody Labs and now enjoys facilitating 1 to 1 Somatic and Parts Work programmes with her clients.
Mary-Lou is truly passionate about adopting a comprehensive approach to healing, and strives to encompass as many key aspects of health required for Whole Body-Mind well-being. She addresses past and/or present trauma and provides stress-related emotional support. Additionally, she focuses on the physical body, offering somatic guidance, functional nutrition and physiology support, as well as conducting health investigations, using Functional Blood Chemistry tests and assessments, and is also well versed in a diverse range of other laboratory tests. Mary-Lou also assists clients with their professional goals and challenges, lifestyle modifications, and more, aiming to help them achieve their Best Desired Outcomes.
Moreover, Mary-Lou is a certified Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner, having received her certification from Dr. Eric Peatl. She incorporates Body and Emotion Code work into her practice as well. Committed to a lifelong learning journey, she is a dedicated student at FMU (Functional Medicine University), aligning herself with the principles of Functional Medicine. Mary-Lou firmly believes that individuals should not be viewed as isolated components but rather as holistic beings. She advocates for the philosophy that our bodies and minds possess innate self-healing capabilities, which can be activated with the right tools and support, as Dr Aimie says "in the right order" for each individual client,
(FdSc, Dip ION, ITEC, RHFP, HMCP, SACOCT)
The International Therapists Examiners Council
The South African College of Complementary Therapies
Foundation Degree Nutrition: University of Bedfordshire
Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner
I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and assist you, by "...looking after Your health ...Together!"...
As a Trauma-informed Practitioner, as well as an Integrative Health & Wellness Practitioner (to name but a few of the Healing 'strings to my bow'), I specialize in several areas to promote Whole Body Healing.
I focus on all aspects of your health, in order to achieve YOUR Best Desired Outcomes, including:
Physical health symptoms and illness
Stuck trauma patterns in the body, and/or dysregulated emotional responses
Relationship struggles (couples counselling and family planning - including fertility and miscarriage difficulties)
Functional Nutritional Counseling and Lifestyle
Your professional life (career: progression or change, goals and desires, or choosing to look at the possibility of Self-employment)
I also create HIGHLY THERAPEUTIC and SIMPLY DELICIOUS recipes for my clients, because I am passionate about the statement below by Hippocrates (in 400bc) which says:
"Let thy food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food"
I also firmly subscribe to the following quote by Rachel Carson, author of 'Silent Spring':
"We only destroy what we don’t value, and we can only value what we know and understand."
Indeed, a good understanding of your body systems and how they function enables you to value YOUR health and that of YOUR FAMILY and to take the necessary steps to keep it optimal.
What better way to do that, than by eating DELICIOUS therapeutic meals that target and benefit specific body organs and functions! And guess what...! That's precisely what my ‘YUMMY THERAPY’ series is all about!
In keeping with the Functional Medicine approach, which I practice, I firmly ascribe to the philosophy that we are not 'little individual compartments of Being' to be treated 'bit by bit'... Our bodies are incredible organisms with the innate ability to self-heal, given the appropriate tools.
Looking at it another way... we do not put diesel into our petrol cars and expect them to go very far, but incredibly, we expect our bodies to perform with inappropriate fuel sources (nutrition and energy), and Keep Going!!!
By providing a balanced approach (that is GENTLE, and goes at YOUR PACE) and ascertaining what the key underlying imbalances may be, it is encouraging to experience how well we can help your body to sustainably recover, and repair, and regain optimal function.
Whether it is a Stress or Overwhelm 'Freeze' trauma response, hidden emotional blocks, physical imbalance in your body's biochemistry (nutritional approach), or simply a need for emotional clearing, it is my focus to help you identify what this underlying imbalance may be, and to support you with ways to assist you to create both emotional and 'body balance' to promote Whole Body Healing.
This includes ongoing support from me, for as long as we may deem necessary or appropriate.
I am a study geek, and I always strive to stay on top of the latest research and scientific information.
As a result of the level of my care for the well-being of my clients, a high percentage (90-95%) of my business is from repeat customers and referrals. (Read about the outpourings of love from my clients in the Client Testimonials).
As with all your consultations and Support Sessions, if you choose the Emotional Clearing, it takes place online, on Skype, WhatsApp video or Facebook Messenger video. This ensures you are in the privacy of your own home (or Your 'safe space').. and you do not have to commute, or drive home through the traffic afterwards, which may undo all the work we would have just done! Furthermore, no matter WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU ARE, Mary-Lou consults GLOBALLY, so you can be supported by her, in the COMFORT and SAFETY of YOUR OWN HOME! The Only condition is that you can speak and understand English.