Manjudeva, Focusing Teacher
Jutika (Siobhan) brings a delightful blend of real warmth and compassion together with infectious humour to the whole focusing process. She has a lived experience of the subtleties of focusing practice and offers support from a place of humility and openness.
Michelle Thatcher, Counselling Psychologist
I really appreciate Jutika's (Siobhan's) warm and sensitive approach to focusing. Her finely tuned empathy feels utterly natural and unforced and I've learned a huge amount about focusing from her.
Sue Akehurst, Counsellor
Jutika (Siobhan) is a delight to work with. She combines gentleness, warmth, sensitivity and care with a good knowledge of focusing. I would highly recommend her as a mentor, focusing companion or teacher.
Patti Horrocks, Executive Coach
Prof Karen Sage
Jutika (Siobhan) is creative and facilitates creativity in others, making it easier to believe in one's own abilities. I appreciate her care and compassion and her close and intuitive listening. She has a way of gleaning the gold from each session.
Prof Karen Sage, Speech Therapist
About Siobhan Healy (Jutika)
Some of the richest experiences of my life have come from focusing with others. I really value having a space where I can be with whatever is going on in my life. It can feel like laying down my burdens, uncovering my treasure, being witnessed with love and acceptance by another, finding ease and energy I didn’t know was there.
I’m learning to live more from these deeper currents of connection and meaning that flow through my dreams at night and that come through in focusing. In my work as a focusing teacher and practitioner my wish is to support others on their journey and to tap into the richness we all have but sometimes lose touch with.
I’m a qualified focusing teacher and a member of the British Focusing Association.
A brief history
I was brought up in Limerick and went to study chemistry in Cork. In 1988 I moved to Manchester to do a Ph.D. in chemistry but soon got interested in Buddhism and Meditation. I left academia having reached the limits of my talents and interest and threw myself into working and living in Buddhist communities and businesses.
I unearthed a childhood love of drawing and painting and started adult education art classes and soon went on to do a degree in Fine Art, graduating in 1998 and getting ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order the same year. I was given the name Jutika which means splendour and brightness. I also trained as a massage practitioner and worked at Bodywise, a natural health centre for 16 years.
After my sister died young of cancer, my meditation practice fell apart. I was introduced to focusing and loved it straight away. It was a way back to myself. It gently brought me into greater relationship with my experience and even offered kindness and empathy to those critical and judgemental voices that were there from childhood.
In the last two years I have moved back to Ireland after living in the UK for twenty four years. My time in the UK has been a time of gathering skills and growing up! I’m living in Cork City in Ireland with my husband who is an artist.