A FORMER teacher who now works as a wellness coach has branched out into the world of publishing.

Kay Louise Aldred, 48, has edited an anthology about trauma - Re-Membering with Goddess. Healing the Patriarchal Perpetuation of Trauma, which was published in March by Norway-based Girl God Books.

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Ms Aldred has also written an article for the 308-page book which contains essays, poetry and art.

The mother-of-three, from Well, near Bedale, said: “There are some harrowing and heart-breaking stories of trauma, but also some inspiring stories about how healing from trauma happens through the body. I felt honoured and humbled reading other people’s stories.”

The Northern Echo: Kay Louise Aldred with her Goddess bookKay Louise Aldred with her Goddess book

Her next publication will be in June when a workbook for young women, Mentorship with Goddess – Growing Sacred Womanhood, is published.

And she is working on three more anthologies about menopause, neurodiversity and pain for publication later this year and early next year.

Ms Aldred was a teacher at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College in Thirsk before joining Acorn Wellness Retreat at Hartwith near Harrogate, where she is a wellness coach.

As well as writing material for Happy House Masham, which hosts therapy and events in Masham, she puts on anxiety management sessions for school pupils and trains staff in trauma and stress in North Yorkshire schools.

She is also co-authoring Embodied Education with her husband Dan Aldred, who is head of computing and ICT at Thirsk School and author of Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids. Their joint work will be published in June next year.

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