Fiona Shakeela Burns

From Surviving to Thriving
Fiona Shakeela Burns
Having recovered twice from ‘terminal’ cancer without conventional medicine, first as a child with Leukaemia and later as an adult with metastasized cervical cancer Fiona embodies a clear message which is that bodies can and do heal!


Fiona believes that health is our default setting – our job being to provide the body with everything it needs in the way of nutrition, detoxification support, relaxation, including good sleep, then get out of the way as much as possible and let the body return to homeostasis.

She originally trained as a nurse – but knowing what she had already learned about healing due to her recovery from cancer aged 11 using The Gerson Therapy, she felt drawn to study natural medicine and undertook a four-year full-time course in Herbal Medicine, qualifying in 1992 as a Medical Herbalist.

Fiona discovered the importance of the unconscious mind and the role that the emotions play in our health thanks to her second cancer recovery.

As a result, she trained in EFT and PSYCH-K and now uses these energy-psychology treatments in her practice alongside herbal medicine and craniosacral therapy.

Fiona believes that everybody deserves to thrive, but that we have been conditioned in to a survival mentality.

Now is the time to let go of surviving and start thriving!



Fiona has organized two successful integrative cancer health-care conferences – ‘The Back2Health Conference’ in the last couple of years in Bristol and Exeter.

She has also hosts her own radio show ‘The Back2Health Show’