I have always been involved with Vitalism from an early age, searching for meaning and for experience. I started in the martial art discipline of Shotokan Karate, but later found Tai Chi with a marvelous teacher called Richard Druitt. I moved to London in 1988 and carried on with an inspirational teacher called Osman Philips and met some of my long-term friends. Whilst in London I did some lengthy work on myself in the Jungian tradition and decided to study a healing art. As Tai Chi was always about “chi” or energy I decided to study Homeopathy which has become a major part of my life. I moved to Cornwall in 1999 and studied at the School of Homeopathy under the expert tutelage of Misha Norland graduating in 2003, the year my daughter was born. I have been practising Homeopathy ever since and am a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths.  I am also a Naturopathic Nutrition Advisor  newly qualified 2013. I am now accredited as an Advanced Grade Registered Full Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

My personal viewpoint as a therapist and as a person who practices Tai Chi, is that we are all unique individuals with unique stories. I am able to hear those stories without judging and help someone to find their path through them. Health, for me, is our lives moving in the right direction. Here is a testimonial from a recent patient:

I often think of you and your amazing treatment. Bringing me into my body was the hardest, most difficult thing I have ever experienced! Even though I feel everything much deeper, harder, with more difficulty, I still think it was the right thing to do.I have learned how to become mindful and experience the now. I will never forget your kindness and hope to come back for a top up soon. 

I am married with two wonderful children who inspire me every day with their vitality. Living in Cornwall I am also inspired by nature and by the sea. I love walking, bird watching and surfing. The following I have found inspirational recently,

Book of Hours II, 16

How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the strongest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.

Each thing –
each stone, blossom, child –
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we belong to
for some empty freedom.

If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.

Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.

So, like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God’s heart;
they have never left him.

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

-Rainer Maria Rilke from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, trans. Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

Phil Wright Updated 17/12/2018