5 years ago I contacted Louise Segui, founder of the Freedom Centre, in despair. I had recurring breast cancer and had been given a terrible prognosis. My consultant did not expect me to live 6 months because of the aggressive and persistent nature of my particular cancer. I had refused chemotherapy which I felt had inflicted terrible pain on my sister who had died from the same disease 3 years earlier. I had a career in law and whilst I was open-minded about established forms of alternative therapy, such as homoeopathy, I was fairly skeptical about other unknown forms of energy healing. However I was aware that I needed physical, emotional and spiritual help and to my delight and considerable surprise, Reiki provided all three. Initially I treated it as a form of relaxation and an attempt to get my stress levels down but as I went more regularly I began to feel a great sense of well being. I was so impressed I asked Louise to train me as Reiki healer. It was a remarkable process and a journey which I am still travelling. Every operation and every treatment I have had to undergo, Reiki (and Louise) has prepared and sustained me. I truly believe that without them both I would not be writing this now. Cancer is a private journey and everyone needs to find their own path and how they choose to engage with it. As I sit here fit and well and enjoying my present career as a Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner I feel privileged to be able to share my own story and encourage others to experience for themselves the power to heal that lies within each and every one of us.