Updated: Dec 23, 2020
Hello, I'm Rachael, a self-proclaimed Self Care Queen & founder of Eva & Alma. I am on a mission to bring inner peace into our lives using the sacred act of self care to balance the mind, body & soul.
Hi, my name is Rachael Field. I am your guide on the path to inner peace. I teach and support special souls how to develop and use self care tools to balance the mind, body & soul. This balance is what creates a sense of total wellbeing and a sense of inner peace.
Pre 2011, I thought I was healthy. I was an ex-athlete training and exercising daily and using the power of my mind to push through psychological and physical pain barriers. I was also working in a fast paced marketing role with some of the world's biggest brands. I was happy, had a great social life, a loving partner and was on the road to success. Or so I thought. Until the Universe decided it was time to kick me off the path my mind had visualised and created, and put me on the path of my destiny...
My own deep self care journey and spiritual awakening began when between 2011 and 2012 I went though:
- 9 weeks of spinal trauma that wasn't medically investigated because I 'looked too well'. This has left me living with a complicated neurological condition,
- 2 minor spinal ops,
- 1 mini stroke scare,
- 1 major spinal surgery,
- being signed off as medically unfit to return to my career. I found myself with no income overnight, losing the career I loved and we'd just moved into a new home,
- my emotional and mental wellbeing taking a knock, and;
- supporting my Nan (my maternal love and hero) through a tragic and traumatic death.
And that's not all that happened!
As you can imagine, losing my career, being unemployable and having a big new mortgage put me under a huge amount of stress whilst adapting to a new life with physical limitations and health challenges. I had to grieve for everything my old life stood for and all of my dreams. I was using Law of Attraction to achieve my dreams before I even knew what the term was. Whatever I wanted, I achieved through visualisation and action. Life was good! BUT, the mind I thought was healthy, turned out to be my biggest enemy now - I couldn't push my way through this any longer. So my deep ‘self care for healthcare’ journey began.
For 5 years following my spinal surgery, my medical teams couldn't figure out what my continued and complicated symptoms were. I spent 5 years trying to manage a condition no one knew I had, by myself with no medical support. For 5 years I listened to myself. I tuned in to my mind, body & soul daily and I invested in myself heavily - despite losing my income. I valued myself enough to find a way. I valued myself enough to find peace in my new life. I felt worthy enough to put self care the top of my priority list.
By the time I was sent to the right medical team, I'd learnt how to manage 4 very unpleasant and complicated life-long chronic illnesses through self care to balance the mind, body and soul. I had no medication or medical support during that time (I had previously been on high dose pain killers). I'm not a holistic practitioner who is anti-medicine. In fact, I am super grateful for science and the medical world, but, I am also aware that there are times when we can avoid or limit medication by using self care and changing our lifestyle. It's harder to do in this world and if I'm honest, more expensive, but worth the journey (if medication is meant to be your journey - no judgement here from me and there never will be. There is no right/wrong or better. It's YOUR journey). I also know that taking a holistic route along side medical support / medication is super powerful. For me, it's not one or the other. When science and the 'unknown / natural' come together, MASSIVE healing breakthroughs occur!
I can fully stand in my power and shout from the roof tops that "I am healed". I am not cured, but healed. To me, being healed is feeling at peace and living a fulfilled and happy life - even through adversity.
After losing my employment opportunities, I became self employed as a marketing consultant. I loved it. I worked with incredible business owners and I was able to juggle my schedule to suit my own health needs. But it appears the Universe had further plans for me...
In 2017, Eva & Alma was born after I realised and accepted I had a mission to support and empower others to find a deep peace within, heal and listen to the callings of their own soul. Healing isn't just for those with illness - we all have healing to do. And I want to show and support people how to go within and find out just how powerful and amazing we all are! Just imagine, if someone like me can use the power of self care to manage my health and live a fulfilled life, imagine what you can do!!! It's the key to unlocking our super powers.
Oh, and in the middle of my own health and wellness journey the Universe showed me the soul calling I never saw coming...
..after my Nan died I decided to volunteer at my local Hospice (she died peacefully in the Hospice) as a 'thank you' to them for their love and care. I made tea for patients and supported families during difficult times. I found it really natural. In 2016, I received a message from a patient suggesting I train as a Soul Midwife (end-of-life therapist) and despite running a full and fulfilling marketing business, something deep inside of me knew I had to go for it. My Soul literally screamed at me. And with a nudge from the Universe, I was catapulted onto my path.
I now dedicate my life to supporting people to find peace in life and death with Eva & Alma.
Eva & Alma's mission is to guide and empower special souls on the path to inner peace. Offerings include; Spiritual Coaching, Psychotherapy, Angelic Reiki, Meditation, gentle & slow Yoga, bespoke and private sessions, online ZenLife programme, Serenity Subscription packages, Sacred Self Care Kits, Past Life Healings, Retreats, Soul Midwifery, TLC Training, Lightworker Business Coaching and other holistic health sessions to balance the mind, body & soul.