The Life Alchemy Blog

What is Life Alchemy?  Quite simply, Life Alchemy is the process of taking the aspects of you’re unhappy with and turning that darkness on its head to make something wonderful.

We all have the power to change our lives for the better. In times past, people relied on natural techniques and their intuition, and we can still tap into that wisdom today.  Of course we have the amazing benefits of modern medicine now, and if you are ill you should always consult a doctor.  However, there are other aspects to your wellbeing: mental, emotional, spiritual as well as physical.  In particular, if you empower yourself, this changes your whole way of thinking and approaching life, and this can have huge knock-on benefits and make many aspects of your life better than you ever imagined, and sometimes that includes your health too.

The aim of this blog is to help us all empower ourselves, and give ourselves the tools to make our lives what we want them to be. There are many simple, straightforward things we can do to change things for ourselves. Some of these are actual healing techniques, others are changes in perspective and ways of thinking.  All are compatible with any conventional treatments you may be receiving.

I hope to give you ideas, techniques and tips which you can use easily, safely and effectively to enhance your life and the lives of those around you.  You don’t need to spend lots of money to change your life – you can do it for yourself.

All things Mind-Body-Spirit are welcome here.  It is only by opening our minds to the infinite possibilities of life that we can move forward and break through our old limitations. It’s an amazing journey – welcome onboard!

I hope you enjoy the information and discussion on the blog.
Please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here.



About Anne

Dr Anne Whitehouse is an author, a PhD scientist turned life alchemist and confidence expert.  Above all, she is a passionate empowerer of women, dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential by releasing the conditioning and traumas that block their success and damage wellbeing.

Anne studied at Jesus College, Cambridge University, graduating a scholar and multiple prize-winner with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences.  She won the 1990 Royal Charter Prize awarded by the Institute of Metals, as the top metallurgy graduate in the UK, then went on to obtain a PhD in Metal Matrix Composites and an EPSRC post-doctoral research fellowship. By 1996 she was a high-flying University Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials at a leading university’s Engineering Department.

In this environment, she came up against the ‘Boys’ Club’, struggled with confidence and suffered stress, anxiety and burnout, which ultimately caused her to leave her scientific career. Instead of giving up, she embarked on a quest to understand what had caused her extreme reaction in a career for which she was eminently qualified.


After 20 years of research, applying her scientific approach to the subconscious world, and working with many professional women who had gone through similar experiences,  Anne developed a six-key, ground-breaking code for aspirational women to unlock profound confidence by breaking free of old limitations set by the patriarchal systems encoded into our psyche.  This life-changing process is described in her impactful new book published by Rethink Press called “Pull Back Your Power”, which offers techniques to release women from the hidden subconscious restraints that continue to sabotage their wellbeing and block success, despite the freedoms of the 21st century.

Anne believes that women are being subtly undermined by the legacy of their disempowered past. The further they pull away from traditional roles, the more internal conflict is created. This is the hidden factor responsible for stress, lack of confidence,  burnout and imposter syndrome, and the reason why equal opportunities policies have failed to deliver the diversity results hoped for.  When women are freed from this, they achieve more, without the personal cost so many experience at the moment.




Holistic therapies are wonderful tools which can help you improve many aspects of your life. What is more, you can access many of these techniques yourself. As with all treatments, no results can be guaranteed. You must always consult a doctor and obtain a medical diagnosis if you believe you are ill.

Anne does not diagnose or give medical treatment of any kind.  She only gives advice on therapies in which she is fully qualified and insured to practise.



  1. I think it is not a coincidence that I found you, thanks so much for your words and wisdom, much appreciated, the message is now clear to me. 😉

  2. I wanted to ask if there was a place that teaches connective healing or healing in general, I feel I have something to offer and wanted a pathway to better understanding of my own abilities. Much thanks and gratitude in advance

    1. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I’ve been busy teaching. What I’d recommend is for you to take some training in one of the established healing modalities. There are energy channelling modalities, such as Reiki or Metatronics. Then there are healing techniques where you work with colour or sound. My personal favourite is ThetaHealing, where you work to change sabotaging energies deep within the subconscious mind by connecting to the energy of creation. There’s loads to choose from. The advantage of starting with a structured route is that you can bring in your own intuitive and healing abilities without the danger of you draining yourself or taking on any negative energy, and also you know that you are giving excellent healing! This is what I did. If you have a look at my website (www.anne-whitehouse.com), there are a number of therapies there – you can have a read and see what speaks to you. If any of these interest you, I’m happy to help locate someone accredited to train you in your area. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll do my best to help.

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