Sukey Madahar carried the weight of depression for most of her life. When diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis in 1997 in both her hands and wrists, she felt her depression deepening. She was then diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1998 which was also spreading to her right knee, right hip and right ankle.
After many addictions, she had no choice but to re-start her life from scratch and decided the only path left open to her was education. This was very difficult as she could barely hold her toothbrush let alone a pen. Due to this, she chose to pursue her love of drama to university level.
The course she decided to do was ‘BA Modern Drama Studies’. This entailed many self-help modules designed to strengthen the body to work more effectively. Still depressed in an addictive cycle, she met a healer/counsellor who enlightened her. This is where her path to recovery began.
In 2003 she had the opportunity to participate in a three-week yoga training workshop with a well-known healer. She applied the techniques shown to her (four times a day minimum) and followed her knowledge on healthy eating, she found her spiritual path excelled. After 4 months of practice, Sukey attended a routine blood test. The nurse was amazed to discover she had ‘no signs of arthritis’. Overcome and in disbelief at first, she continued to work on her strength and has had barely any symptoms ever since.
After graduating she acquired a job in the prison service. She worked with people with a range of psychological obstacles for four years by teaching Yoga, Drama and Dance based workshops. Her skills in helping others was recognised by the Governor.
Now after the amount of experience and knowledge gained she wants to help individuals in society live a more mindful and enlightened life. She believes that life is a journey and everyone has the ability to heal themselves and find their true selves.
She has designed her own workshops to help others. These are not stereotypical sessions as they are designed to meet individual personal goals and needs regardless of fitness or ability.
Education and professional qualifications
- Access to Humanities-PASS-2003
- Bachelor of Arts with second class honours (2.1) in ‘Modern Drama Studies’ 2003-7.
- City and Guilds Level 4 Award in ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector’ 2012.
- City and Guilds Level 3 Award in ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector’ 2010.
- Safeguarding Assessment Passed October 2012.
- London College University Of Spiritually ‘Reiki Level One’, May 2013 & ‘Reiki Level Two’, June 2013.
- ‘Mental Health Awareness’ MED-CO-SHS Passed July 2014.
- BSY Professional ‘Relaxation Therapist’ level three Merit Diploma, July 2014.
- BSY Professional ‘Hatha Yoga Teacher’- Distinction Diploma November 2014.
- BSY Professional Pre and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher’- Level Three High Merit Diploma, February 2015.
- BSY Professional ‘Abnormal Psychology’-Level Three High Merit Diploma, June 2015.