Dr Rosy Daniel BSc MBBCh
Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine Consultant
- Physiology BSc First Class Honours 1980 Cardiff
- Stone Prize for Physiology 1980
- Medical qualification MBBCh 1983 University Hospital of Wales
- GP Training 1986-1989 Bristol
- Integrative Medicine Training 1989-1996 Bristol
- Medical Director Bristol Cancer Help Centre 1996-1999
- Medical Director Health Creation 2000 to present
- Director of the British College of Integrative Medicine 2007 to present
After gaining a First Class Physiology degree in Cardiff in 1980, and a medical qualification from the University Hospital of Wales in 1983, Dr Daniel trained as a General Practitioner in Bristol. The illness of a close friend that was strongly influenced by the friend’s emotional state led to her interest in the mind-body connection. In 1985 she joined the Bristol Cancer Help Centre where she studied complementary medicine and psychological and self-help approaches. Moved by the phenomenal self-healing journeys she witnessed at Bristol, she was inspired to write her first book Loving Medicine (Gateway Books, 1989).
Having trained for three years as a GP, Dr Daniel then returned to the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1989 and spent the next ten years studying, researching, developing, and practicing what has become known worldwide as ‘Integrative Medicine’. The hallmark of this work has been to enable people with cancer to get the best of both worlds, orthodox and complementary, whilst becoming actively involved in their own self-healing process. During this time she wrote wrote Healing Foods, Living with Cancer, The Cancer Prevention book and the Cancer Directory providing guidance through her books, articles, teaching and broadcasting to thousands of people.
Dr Daniel became Medical Director and CEO of Bristol Cancer Help Centre and won the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales for the Centre in 1997. Her focus group research conducted at Bristol in 1998 provided ample evidence of the need of people with cancer for proactive support and self-help within the community. To this end Dr Daniel published a self-help kit for people with cancer and their carers known as the Cancer Lifeline Kit with an associated Mentor service to help fill the large care and self-help gap within mainstream medicine.
In 2000 Dr Daniel felt it was time to take what she had learned from helping people with cancer and develop a proactive health coaching approach for individuals and organisations known as ‘Health Creation’. She has already trained circa 160 Health Creation Mentors in Britain, 16 in Denmark, 8 in Ireland and is currently helping to set up Health Creation Egypt. Twenty of these Mentors have gone on to become Health Creation Consultants taking this approach into hospitals, school and businesses to create a positive health culture to boost the health and well-being of staff. The first big success was the 12 month project at the Cromwell Hospital in London where stress levels dropped by 30% and energy levels rose by 40%, whilst 80% of those who were ill at the start of the programme developed ‘good’ or ‘very good’ health.
Dr Daniel is committed to helping people become more involved in the creation of their optimum health and happiness, whether they are currently suffering from illness or seeking to prevent it. Her new scientifically based Regenerative Health Programme is at the forefront of preventive healthcare and offers specialised, individualised care and support from Dr Daniel and her select team of mentors, therapists and trainers to achieve measurable health gain. With the health service facing the biggest challenge ever through soaring levels of preventable lifestyle related illness, Dr Daniel’s approach is timely and is already making a real difference to many people [link to testimonial page] by preventing illness, reversing disease and promoting peak health and happiness.