Meet the Teachers

Having an in-depth academic background in Environmental Science has given me the deep understanding of what 'we' do to this planet and the damage 'we' cause.  I have for the best part of 30 years been fascinated with the destructive relationship man-kind has had on our delicate ecosystem; and at the same time the inherent disconnection 'we' have with our planet. 

I have always had an interest in things spiritual and shamanic, and as the years have progressed have gained a deeper understanding and reasoning of how our connection with our own spirit can help us beyond any physical therapy.  I became drawn to Energy Medicine after my adrenal glands started to fail, and the results have been deep and amazing; combination of energy medicine and connecting back into nature, simply got me back on my feet!​  I have also spent the large part of the last 30 years learning about myself, unravelling the shadows to find out who I really am.

Energy Medicine has helped me personally on so many levels: spiritual, emotional, physical and mental.  The energies I use are very 'Shamanic' in nature and link together my interests in Bon Buddhism, Laika, Celtic and First Nations Traditions.  I regularly act now as 'Teacher' and 'Mentor' providing workshops (online and offline) in all energy medicine modalities (Reiki & Seichem, Munay-Ki rites, Shamanic work, etc).

I started nearly 20 years ago, working in the corporate world, with birds of prey.  Over the past 10 years this has changed dramatically - now work co-operatively with my birds as a therapy modality for people - Animal Assisted Therapy - bringing nature-therapy, energy medicine and AAT together as a complete package for people has been outstanding.

I am a Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) Practitioner and hold an International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma - bringing people into nature, allowing them to connect and unwind and just 'be'.

Of course 'My Teachers' for the past 20 years have been my birds - details below.

Please fee free to browse what I have to offer and get in touch if you have any questions. 

Karen Stead-Dexter PhD


PostDoc - Ecotoxicology

PhD Environmental Geochemistry

MSc Radiation & Environmental Protection

BSc (Hons) 1st Class Environmental Science


Reiki & Seichem Master/Teacher

Advanced Practitioner in Flower & Vibrational Essences

Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner

ITEC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma


Shamanic work with South American, Native American (Navajo & Lakota), and Celtic Studies over 30 years.

Director - Centre for Animal & Nature Assisted Therapy CIC

Feathered Teachers



European Eagle Owl

A majestic 30 yr old, who has the best hug in the world.



Barn Owl

Gorgeous boy who is loved by everyone who interacts with him.



Common Buzzard

stunning female who is a learner in regards to everything!



Gyr/Saker Falcon

An old soul who loves spending time with everyone.



Gyr/Saker Falcon

Now in his 20s, Khan still loves to show off his flying skills.




The smallest, yet biggest personality out of everyone.



Harris Hawk

Hunter, friend, loyal companion.



Harris Hawk

My boy - has an amazing connection with youngsters.