About Helen

Helen

We all journey together through life, and our job as human beings is simply to be a gift to everyone else that we encounter on the path.

After more than two decades of working in the field of mental and emotional wellbeing, I have come to realise that the people who have been the greatest gifts on my journey are those that consistently 'do their own work'.

Formal training and education provide us with important knowledge, of course, but true wisdom comes from lived experience and continuous self-reflection.

I have been blessed to be able to learn what it means to be human from some very wise teachers on my journey through life.  I am humbly grateful for everything they have taught me.

The only thing that truly matters, of course, is who we are now, in this present moment, but if you're reading this page, I appreciate that you probably want to know a little about how I got here! 🙂

So, if you're sitting comfortably, what follows is a potted history of my experience to date........

EFT Tapping

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I guess the most relevant thing to know about me is that I am a long-established EFT Trainer and a permanent student of the Enneagram.

Born in Ireland, and based in Central Scotland, I am probably best known by former name, Helen Walker, for my work in the field of EFT Training.

After becoming aware of tapping in 2000/2001, I qualified as an EFT practitioner, and then spent several years developing my knowledge and skills as a therapist.

I began teaching EFT on a regular basis in 2005, and went on to write various e-books and articles on the subject. 

EFT & Beyond

I was one of the authors featured in the related title, "EFT & Beyond", and I've been honoured to have my various small contributions to the field acknowledged in works by other writers and noted practitioners.

In 2010, I was thrilled to be appointed as the primary consultant in the design and delivery of the Official EFT training workshops for the EFT Gold Standard. 

EFT was developed by Gary Craig, and the Gold Standard was Gary Craig’s definitive statement on the topic. 

Tina_Helen_Gary.jpgIn San Diego, teaching EFT with Tina and Gary Craig

Over the years, I have been privileged both to teach EFT, and to speak at EFT conferences, in the UK, Europe and the USA. 

In most cases, this work was geared towards teaching psychologists and therapists how to use tapping in the treatment of trauma

The Enneagram

Working with the Enneagram is an ongoing personal journey.

Back in 2010, the Enneagram had been on the edge of my awareness for some time, but I continually dismissed it because I thought the 9-pointed star symbol looked a bit strange!

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Before long, however, a trusted friend introduced me properly to the subject and I was fascinated.  It didn't take long for me to see that the Enneagram body of knowledge was a game-changer in terms of personal growth and relationships.

Once I had been educated about it, I began delivering workshops, and hosting weekend retreats combining my new understanding of the Enneagram with my expertise in EFT.  For a while, I also developed my skills further by returning to my corporate background and demonstrating how to use the Enneagram as a tool for team building.

Although I was acquiring considerable knowledge that I could share with others, the most important thing was that the Enneagram was taking me deeper into my own journey.  I found that I was continually reaching new levels of self-awareness and self-compassion. 

It didn't take long to realise that the next step in my own personal development would include sharing the truly transformative nature of the Enneagram with as many people as possible.  

I am also:

  • a Senior Accredited Member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP)
  • a freelance instructor for Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)
  • a registered teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • a Reiki Master

From IT to DiamondFire

Prior to starting my career in emotional wellbeing, my background was predominantly in learning and development, working as a senior IT trainer in the corporate sector.

Having reached my own personal crisis point in terms of mental and emotional health in 1997, I began my own 'inner work' journey.................................... and I've been working at it ever since! 🙂

Along the way, I read and studied many different routes to wellbeing and, over time, I became qualified in various psychological methods and spiritual practices.

In turn, I have provided training for many students around the world, all eager to learn new approaches to personal and spiritual development.

Image of Helen speaking to an audienceSpeaking to EFT Therapists about the Enneagram

For many years, my students encouraged me to combine my knowledge and teaching into one single body of work. 

Knowing the enormity of this task, (and fearing that I wasn't really up to it!), I eventually decided to dismantle my established public profile, and I withdrew to further explore my understanding of emotional resilience, the spiritual journey, and the earthly expression of our true nature.

That period of reflection led me to condense my learning into the DiamondFire Approach - an Enneagram and EFT-based methodology for being a gift to the world by being uniquely and brilliantly you.


"Helen's teaching wasn't simply amazing. 

It was beyond amazing!"

Joe J.

Therapist - Montana, USA

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