Suzanne Askham, is a writer, an editor and a holistic practitioner. She is a mother of two, including one with profound and multiple learning disabilities and his able sister. They have been the biggest teachers in her life. Suzanne is currently the editor of Spiritus, the membership magazine of The Healing Trust, where she is also a trustee. She lives in Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
2003 Suzanne became accredited as a healer, also known as an energy therapist, with The Healing Trust. Their training taught her how guided meditation could help a person relax at very deep levels, and create a space conducive to self-healing. Meditation has been a major part of her work ever since.
For 10 yrs she was a special school governor which gave her unique and often moving insights into the bewildering range of challenges that families with disabled children face.
Jan 1996 Suzanne's 1st child, Timothy, was born. He had a mysterious, undiagnosed condition. 90 min later, in his dad's arms, he stopped breathing. When your child has a condition that can't be cured, where do you look for answers? In the first yr they looked to Dr.'s. In the 2nd yr they looked to holistic practitioners. In the 3rd yr they looked within.
Inspiring a book "This One is Special"about how together they learned to trust their own instincts, through dreams and intuition. It's about the way an apparently fragile, highly vulnerable individual can create the perfect conditions for personal happiness and even spiritual awakening in others. Suzanne Askham
Suzanne believes in the power of stories; for insights, healing and happiness. Some of her previous books include ‘Coping When Your Child Has Special Needs’.
Trustee on the Board of The Healing Trust and edits their magazine, Spiritus. And sometimes she writes healing poetry, most recently for ‘The Poetic Bond’.