Meet the Team

Hazel Ballard

Hazel is an International Medium who belonged to a large Spiritualist organisation where she became accredited as a Healing Medium and Tutor. Her own journey took her away from the comfort of belonging to this organisation to the relative uncertainty of building a vision where spirituality is the key.

Hazel is the Principal of the Academy and one of the Tutors but works very closely with the Management Team, who are also Tutors within Free Spirit, and would like to give her thanks to them for their continued support, encouragement and brilliant ideas.

Hazel also holds qualifications in therapies including Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Reiki.

Hazel lives with her husband John and has children and grandchildren and a very special grand-dog called Nero. She likes puzzles, crosswords, reading and exploring different cultures.

Hazel Ballard

Karen Wood

Karen has been a medium and speaker, demonstrating in churches since 2005, and has attained accreditation for her work on platform from a large Spiritualist organisation.

Karen’s passion is working with the spirit world. This can be through demonstrating mediumship or by sharing her many years of experience teaching students. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing students blossom and grow so the high standards of mediumship will continue.

Karen’s workshops will cover platform work, private sittings and philosophy. Students will be encouraged to be the best that they can be and find their true potential.

Karen lives in East Sussex with partner Mike and their cat Shandy. She enjoys travelling in the UK and abroad. Karen also loves movies, theatre, afternoon tea in quaint tea shops and good food in nice country pubs followed by a nice walk in the countryside.

Karen Wood

Ann Johnson

I have been with Hazel’s group for many years getting involved with circles, workshops and wonderful courses on mediumship.

I have also been trained in Spiritual Healing and became an Approved Healer of Free Spirit (AHfs) last year. I will be working towards my upgrade to CHfs during 2017. It is such a wonderful thing to do for someone who may have life problems and, if you can help them, how amazing is that?

I have also been to the monthly workshops at Free Spirit with Karen and Hazel which I have really enjoyed.

I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 11 and really love family life. I lead a busy life and love painting, going for meals with friends, beach combing and swimming in the sea.

I also love the beauty of the countryside and enjoy this everyday whilst walking my dog Benji.

Karen Wood

Jan Trippett

I have been a member of Hazel’s weekly circle since 2012. My passion is healing and I have completed a year long course at Free Spirit and became an Approved Healer of Free Spirit (AHfs). I am now working towards the CHfs.

I believe that dedication, compassion and responsibility are the most important qualities of a Healing Medium.

In my spare time I love walking in the countryside and listening to a varied selection of music. I share my home with my husband Steve, cat Molly and two rescue border collie crosses Rosie and Lucy. I have a son and daughter who are both married and I have been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren.

Free Spirit opens its doors to the public every Saturday morning at 11am and I always try to be in attendance to give healing.

Karen Wood

Victoria Sharpe

Karen Wood

Tracey Rayner

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