Sam Welsby is a teacher, writer, counsellor and spiritual mentor. She has developed a passion for communicating the peaks and troughs of psychological and spiritual awakening with a simplicity and wit that helps people transcend the ordinary.

My Story

We all have one, don’t we? A catalogue of tales that we carry with us to show others who we are. Through traumatic childhood experiences I learnt to question life. From my early interest in Buddhism and psychology, I moved on to all things esoteric and spiritual, mixing in science, ancient history, modern economics, politics and the ever-popular conspiracy theory; you name it, I looked at it. The results of which are housed on the Resources Page in the form of book, documentary and audio recommendations.

After working in publishing for 10 years, I retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and ran my own practice in Melbourne. Studying the subconscious mind, led me to develop an understanding of meditation and other spiritual practices. As I became more dissatisfied with aspects of modern living, I decided to leave Australia in search of a simpler life. After a year of travelling around Mexico, Europe and the UK, I settled in a log cabin in the Scottish Highlands with no wifi, no TV, no distractions. Here I wrote the book True Tales of Enlightenment and continued the process of letting go of everything that had defined me up until that point.

There have been many definitions of enlightenment over the years, but all encompass the idea that we need to let go of our illusions, or past beliefs, in order to awaken to a new reality. This could be in a psychological and spiritual sense, or as in the case of the movement in the 17th and 18th Century, our focus could be scientific and intellectual. Immersion in spiritual practices without first understanding the characters and workings of our own psyche, leads to confusion and additional illusion. Focussing only on the logical side of life, keeps us in a cage of reason where only the surface of life is examined. Understanding the seen and unseen, literal and metaphorical is necessary if we are to become enlightened.

True Tales of Enlightenment Podcast

Since 2011 I have been writing, making videos and recording podcasts that document my psychological and spiritual awakening.  You can subscribe to the “True Tales of Enlightenment” podcast through my website or in iTunes.

Personal Mentoring

I offer one-to-one mentoring sessions via Skype and a range of resources based on your specific needs, including personalised meditations, goal setting frame works and a spiritual toolkit.  After an initial 30 minute free consultation to assess if working together is appropriate, we can create the perfect program at a reasonable cost.

This can range from weekly sessions, to a more “hands-off” method of working over a longer period of time. Flexibility and the freedom to work at your own pace are key.

I am committed to those you are committed to taking action towards change, so If you are ready to step into a life less ordinary, please get in touch.

Contact me about your free consultation today.

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  • Bachelor Of Education – Theology and Religious Studies
  • Diploma of Health – Clinical Hypnosis and Counselling