Daniella Saunders

Daniella Saunders

Penstraze Business Centre

Cornwall Yoga Centre
4 Green Street

01872 709702

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About me

Hello, and welcome!

I'm Daniella - I am a health coach, qualified nurse, and a philosopher. The areas in which I specialise are:

  • The relationship between emotional health and chronic illness
  • Personal development, wisdom, and moving beyond unhelpful beliefs, or barriers to change
  • Understanding the nature of mind: How the mind-body connection relates to life, spirituality and health
  • Supporting soul-centred people with chronic fatigue conditions and stress-related illness

First, here's a little bit of information about my background:

I have supported people in improving their health and well-being for over 30 years now. As a Registered Nurse, I have worked in acute hospital wards and high dependency care, before going on to provide clinics in chronic disease management and health promotion. As my interest in holistic approaches to well-being has developed, I have studied health therapies, spirituality, the mind-body connection and philosophy at honours and master’s degree levels. My areas of interest include metaphysics, mind-body connection, consciousness, emotions, stress, trauma, spirituality and health.

My specialist area: Health coaching for emotional stress, chronic fatigue and illness

As a result of my own personal experience of recovery from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, I now specialise in supporting people with chronic illness and stress-related conditions. Whilst I was ill, I began to understand the limitations of biomedical approaches to chronic disease, especially the link between trauma, emotional stress and illness. Chronic symptoms are usually linked to complex issues which either cause or exacerbate the problem. So, it is important to address psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual and social experiences in order to make long term changes to your health. This includes reducing symptoms of anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression and digestive problems, in addition to dealing with related issues like relationship dynamics, financial concerns and life purpose.

Spirituality and health: Intuition, spiritual sensitivity and chronic illness

People who have high levels of empathy, sensitivity or intuition also have a higher incidence of developing chronic fatigue conditions and related illnesses, including autoimmune disease. So, helping HSP’s and empaths to thrive, to live a healthy, happy life, and to understand the spiritual significance of their trait is also an area in which I specialise.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between overcoming stress, illness and adversity and how this can facilitate personal or spiritual transformation. I usually work with people who actively want to improve their experience and who feel ready to make positive changes in their life. So, having an interest in either personal or spiritual development is well-suited to my method of coaching. Because I also have an interest in Eastern philosophy, mindfulness, natural therapies and spirituality, I often work with empaths, healers, therapists and soul-centred people.

Coaching Sessions

I usually provide coaching consultations online by video call, but I also offer telephone sessions for people without a computer, or in-person consultations which are held the Yoga Centre in Truro, Cornwall.

If you are unsure whether coaching is right for you, I offer a low cost ‘clarity call’ for £10.  This is an introductory 20-minute session where you can discuss your situation and decide what options would be most suited to you. Sometimes, it may more appropriate to use other therapies and I can provide guidance, and possibly refer to you another specialist, according to your specific circumstances.

I prefer to work with people for a series of either 6 or 12 sessions (every 2 or 4 weeks), because I find this to be more effective than a single session, as far as long term results are concerned. I support people with all aspects of well-being including:

  • Personal development: self-awareness, confidence, assertiveness
  • Chronic illness: fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, autoimmune conditions
  • Symptom control: fatigue, pain, stress, digestive issues, insomnia
  • Emotional health: anxiety, depression, stress release, coping skills
  • Spiritual awakening: understanding self, mind, consciousness, ethics
  • Relationships: healthy boundaries, family dynamics, self-care, support
  • HSP’s & intuitives: wellness for empaths, spiritual sensitivity, boundaries
  • Life skills: career, finances, social, decision making, purpose, authenticity
  • Please note that I have a minimum requirement of 6 coaching sessions for people who have long term issues including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, long-standing stress, high sensitivity, or autoimmune conditions.

Here is my recommended 12 consultation programme:

(you can tailor this to your own requirements if you prefer)

1: Beginning your journey to wellness

2: Nutrition and digestive health

3: Mental well-being and mindfulness

4: Releasing stress and anxiety

5: Developing healthy relationships

6: Energy management and boundaries

7: Core beliefs and identity

8: Emotional wellness

9: Meaning, purpose and values

10: Developing life skills

11: Overcoming fear and limitation

12: Well-Being Mastery

Any of these sessions can be replaced by a subject of your choice according to your preference and needs. Each consultation usually lasts for about 60-75 minutes, and can be accessed online, by telephone, or in person for people living in Cornwall. Improving your well-being is an ongoing process, so you will also be expected to complete any recommended reading, learning and exercises outside of the consultation times for best results.

Websites and information:

I have two websites, each has a slightly different focus:

Enlightened Health Academy: This is my main website - it covers many aspects of spirituality, holistic health, wisdom and personal development. Some of the subjects included are: emotional health, mindfulness, natural remedies, holistic therapies, mind-body connection, spiritual awakening, and developing personal life skills.

Enlightened Health Project: This is my support circle for people who want to improve their well-being, and who also have an interest in personal development, mindfulness and natural therapies.  Each month we cover a topic which will help you to deepen your personal wisdom and insight, and also improve your life experience.

If you have any questions, you can contact me by email for further information, or you can visit either of my websites to access relevant information for the area you are interested in.

Wishing you health and happiness


Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 30 years experience of providing healthcare, and have worked in a wide range of different environments including acute hospital wards, high dependency units, and provision of health promotion. I began to train in holistic health approaches over a decade ago, and since then I have used my combined knowledge of traditional and holistic approaches to well-being to help people improve their own experience.

Some of the areas I have helped people with include reduction of pain, fatigue, emotional and physical symptoms.  However,  I believe it's important to identify and eliminate underlying causes of stress, not just mask symptoms, so helping people to develop a deep level of self-awareness is a high priority for me.

I love learning and it is an integral part of my life. I believe that knowledge is empowering, and that personal development is an essential part of enhancing your experience and health.  On my own journey I have gained several qualifications, the main ones are:

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Health
  • FdSc Complementary Health Therapies
  • Chrysalis Effect Specialist Practitioner (CFS, ME & Fibromyalgia Recovery)
  • ILM Accredited Health & Well-Being Coach
  • Registered General Nurse

I have also have gone on to study post graduate diplomas in traditional healthcare including high dependency care, health promotion and chronic disease management.  My professional qualifications in holistic health include remedial massage, reflexology, Reiki, aromatherapy and acupressure.

At the moment I am writing my dissertation for a Masters Degree in Philosophy - the subjects that I have studied in this programme include philosophy of mind, metaphysics, spirituality, trauma, illness and the mind-body connection.

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Emotional health
  • Personal transformation through chronic illness
  • Chronic fatigue conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune disease
  • High sensitivity and intuition
  • Wellness for therapists and healers
  • Spiritual development


Clarity Call - Introductory 20 minute Consultation: £10

Course of 6 or 12 Consultations: £70 per session (includes ongoing email support)

Progress/Follow-up Consultations: £50 for 45 minutes

Monthly payment plan available

Please see website for full details of coaching programmes and consultations

Truro, TR4 8PN
Truro, TR1 2LH

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

I provide online or telephone coaching services for people who have restricted mobility