About Warren Swartz
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am Warren. I am a Reiki master, teacher of meditation and garden therapy practitioner. I was introduced to meditation and Chinese philosophy by my late father when I was a teenager and have been an advocate to its benefits of meditation ever since. In my early twenties I travelled through South America and Asia as a ‘self-motivated knowledge seeker’ exploring Taoism, spirituality and energy. Now over 25 years since I was introduced to meditation, I am more submersed in it than ever.
For many years I ran a small organic garden company out of which spawned the idea to run 1-2-1 garden workshops with young children to cultivate a relationship with nature. Garden therapy is a wonderful modality that touches on Wilson's Biophilia hypothesis and brings one closer to nature, it can reduce stress, depression and anxiety and help with a number of further mental health conditions.
I am grateful to be the father of 2 delightful boys who live and breathe the outdoors experience. I have in the past run a gardening club at our local primary school and happen to have been roped into being a sports coach too. Since relocating to Devon I have set up a gardening for wellbeing school club and also volunteer bespoke sessions around relaxation and garden therapy at a primary school.
Drawn to both energy and nature, once I returned from my travels I studied with the Royal Horticultural Society where my burning desire to work with nature was fuelled further. A few years later, sadly, a family member suffered a traumatic accident now some ten years ago. I applied what I had learned and placed my hands with intention kneeling beside the hospital bed for hours on end. After time in a coma, several months of rehabilitation, and the power of intent intention, despite the odds, the most remarkable recovery was made, defying the expectations of medical experts.
Spending much time with plants and in the outdoors and feeling empowered by this recovery so close to home, I began to explore energy more and more. I forged special relationships with some of the trees I worked around and my consciousness seemed continually heightened. I then explored ‘intention’. An example, here I planted two large identical wigwams of sweet peas, they both received the same growing conditions a few meters apart. The one I treated as a plant, the other I spoke to, placed my hands near, told it I loved it and generally focused my energy on it. The results were quite remarkable as to which flourished more prolifically. One of my then employees suggested I look into Reiki and I haven’t looked back since.