We believe that real well-being, that true healing must be grounded in our deepest roots as human beings, rather than coming just from a pill or lotion. If our deepest self is not happy and fulfilled, how can this, eventually, not manifest in our body? We are creating a Centre where anyone can find nurture and healing at every level. Essence is here to support our community, to be a lighthouse, to be a guide back to where we will be our very best.
Robert has been working at the centre since 2002, through its earliest incarnation as 'Planet Janet', then as 'Revitalise', and now finally, as 'Essence', with his partner Vanessa.
"When I heard it was up for sale, initially I thought, 'Oh, whatever next'. But then one day, out of nowhere, I just found myself thinking all kinds of thoughts, amazingly specific, and very profuse thoughts, about what could be done with it. So I started talking to Vanessa, and we realised that it was possible, that we could do it."
In hindsight, I think we were prompted by a deep calling - probably similar to whatever drew us both to train as Interfaith Ministers.
It's all very well having nice happy meditations, but sooner or later we all get to try and 'walk our talk', out in the real world. Like having a baby, having a business is not all chocolates and flowers, but it IS always about hopes, about dreams, and of course about love.