About Me

I am a self enquirer, freedom seeker, shadow hunter, adventurer, explorer, lover and self-kindness empowerer!

My background

Originally a software developer in finance for many years, my soul was calling me in a different direction...


In 2007, I had everything that society told me I should have and yet I didn't feel fulfilled. I had an amazing boyfriend, we lived together, owned our house, owned cars, had good jobs, went on holidays and we even had 2 kids (his) who adored me and were like my own children. Yet, in the evenings, I would often feel tearful, isolated and drowning in a never-ending to-do list.


I started to see a counsellor and she helped me realise I'd lived my whole life for other people... I actually had no idea who I was or what I wanted! This was the start of my journey of self-discovery: a journey of removing all the layers of conditioning I had picked up from society and starting the exciting and beautiful discovery of who Natalie Ford really was!


This fascinating path has been unfolding since 2007 and with a much greater intensity since 2013, when I really started to try to like... and eventually love... myself.


In August 2017, I left software development and finance and embarked on a new career putting together the vast amount of self-development I'd gathered over the last 10 years.


In January 2018 I founded Empowered Healing Ltd and began working as Authenticity & Empowerment guide. In August 2018, after 3.5 months of study and practice, I graduated from the ISTA-PT training course that helped me build the skills I now use in my one-to-one sessions.


The main skills I draw upon are:

  • Feb 2013 - Jul 2016: learned Self Love & Self Acceptance at Teresa Corso Existential Counselling
  • Mar 2015 - Jun 2018: studied Intensive Tantra at Tara Yoga Centre
  • Nov 2015 - Oct 2017: learned Conscious Relating & Self Love at What Evolved Women Want
  • Oct 2016 - Jan 2018: completed three ISTA Level 1 (Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience) trainings with International School of Temple Arts
  • Apr 2018 - Aug 2018: graduated ISTA PT (somatic sexual practitioner training) with International School of Temple Arts
  • May 2018: completed ISTA Level 2 (Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation) training 2018 with International School of Temple Art

  • Jul - Oct 2018: Assisting and learning from some amazing facilitators of Shamanic, Sexual, Spiritual and Earth modalities
  • Oct 2018: Shamanic Womb Journey with Janine Ma-Ree
  • Oct 2018: Women Who See In The Dark (masculine shadow awareness training) with Komala Lyra
  • Nov 2018: Introduction to Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy
  • Feb 2019: Shadow Work® Basic Facilitator training
  • Mar 2019: Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator training with founder Linda Star Wolf

Check out the workshops I facilitate and private sessions I offer.


Warm wishes,

Natalie

Empowered Healing​