Upon completing her MA in modern history at Cambridge, Anna started her journalism career making documentaries for Channel 4, before moving to The Daily Express as launch editor of a weekend supplement that added one million readers to the paper’s circulation. Anna left the paper to establish herself as a celebrity interviewer for The Mail On Sunday, The Independent On Sunday, The Sunday Express and the BBC’s flagship publication, Radio Times. Her next full-time position was as a senior commissioning editor of The Mail On Sunday’s Night & Day Magazine, the highest-selling quality weekend supplement in the UK. A year later, she was made Features Editor.
Her career was on the fast track, and her life contained all the ingredients for success and happiness. Or so she thought. Stress began to affect her health to the point where her GP advised her to take a sabbatical.
She had no idea that her three months in Peru would lead to her meeting a shaman who – despite her cynicism – cured her health challenges, and went on to offer her the once in a lifetime opportunity to become his apprentice and study the ancient healing arts passed down orally in strict secrecy from shaman to shaman for over 40,000 years. Initially, Anna spent six months studying with her mentor and two further teachers, as well as interviewing over 35 shamans. The Shaman In Stilettos, published by Penguin and described as ‘the English Eat, Pray, Love’ by The Daily Mail, is her memoir.
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13 years later, Anna still writes for The Daily Mail. However she spends the majority of her time, lecturing internationally to corporations, such as Greenpeace, the IWA and UBS, and leading worldwide retreats, workshops and one-on-one consults with her portfolio of private and corporate clients. She visits Peru for at least a month every year to continue her studies with her mentor, and is also a qualified practitioner of creative visualisation (‘meditation for dummies’ that enables clients to empower themselves by connecting with their intuition) and quantum collapsing, a cutting edge methodology that works with the principles of quantum physics to shift perceptions.
Anna distils the very best from shamanic techniques, and blends them with the most effective modern approaches to assist her clients in handling the inevitable challenges of daily life, and attaining sustainable inner peace. In her hands, shamanism becomes accessible, dynamic and relevant spirituality for the 21st century.